Utah State Public Art Collection

Public Art Project

Mixed media

Approx. 12' x 10'

University of Utah David ...


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"E-Oculus is a permanent, real-time public visualization of international business market activity. The activity monitored is both volume and volatility, in the US (Dow), European and Asian markets. Near real-time volume in the market is expressed by both the number of contrails going across the screen and the clearness or storminess of the sky. For example, a clear blue sky means the market is up, and cloudy red with lightning means a down market. Daily volatility (aka the 'fear index') for each market is expressed by a changing, sometimes unearthly, sky color. Occasional ripples are a feature expressing the liquid nature of the piece, emphasizing that this digital image is merely a reflection of our reality."