Ground Resistance in the Colossus Gallery

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A new piece of digital-based art has just arrived in the Colossus Gallery as part of the Milton Keynes International Festival 2016. Ground Resistance displays real-time radar data of air traffic above Bletchley.

IF: Milton Keynes explores the interaction between technology, culture and society. Ground Resistance, created by artists Wesley Goatley and Georgina Voss, is two installations focusing on the concept of the ‘smart city’ and what Milton Keynes looks like when you see it through the data that it is generating.

In the Colossus Gallery, right beside the rebuild of the world's first electronic computer, visitors can see live data of the movements of commercial aircraft above Bletchley and surrounding areas. The receiving antennae are also mapped and visitors will be astonished by just one element of data that underpins a smart city.

Another installation in centre:MK shows audiences live data collected from utilities, parking, bus movements and other communications sources. Sounds and visuals respond live to the data, creating a fascinating experience that changes constantly.

Ground Resistance has been commissioned by the Open University, produced by The Stables for IF: 2016 with support from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Tech Mahindra and MK:Smart.

IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2016 runs from 15-24 July 2016 and you can see the complete programme here.

The Colossus Gallery is open daily from 10.30am to 5pm.

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