Moss Scape

Organizer : Seoul City, Seoul National University
Moss Scape Data Visualization and Installation
SpaceOne Gallery, Seoul, 2018

Moss Scape
Shim + Choi

Modern cities face various environmental problems that threaten human survival. In Korea, countermeasures in various fields are being discussed due to the seriousness of fine dust, and it is necessary to discuss and experiment more fundamentally in order to cope with environmental issues along with the development of advanced ICT technology. This paper will closely examine the process of designing and installing a nature-based media space using environmental data through the‘Moss-scape’which was exhibited as part of the ICT Convergence Program organized by Seoul Big Data Institute. Based on this, this paper examines the ecological possibility of media to cope with environmental issue. In order to examine the possibility of media to cope with urban environmental problems through the utilization of natural materials, theoretical review of the definition and scope of media newly presented in the field of media studies was made. Finally, this paper examines the ecological possibilities of the media in order to elucidate issues by analyzing the aesthetic, technological, and social aspects of the creation and installation process of the moss.

Fine Dust Topographic Map

Process :  form Dust-Scape to Moss-Scape

Fine dust data interlocking misting system

The city's 25 districts will be divided into five areas (SE, SW, NE, NW, CTR) and water will be sprayed in  proportion to the average PM10 levels of fine dust and real-time PM10 values of fine dust sensor  platforms installed in SpaceOne. It was developed using Python language in Raspberry Pi environment.  When visitors enter the exhibition hall, a person-sensitive sensormade from 3D printer connected to  Raspberry Pi recognizespeople and uses OpenAPI, which is fine dust provided by Air Korea, to obtain  PM10 levels of fine dust in real time.

Visualization of data using on-site fine dust sensor
Starting from 2018, when it will be at Urban Data Science Lab (UDSL) of Seoul National  University, it is currently developing a platform for Nephhelometry sensorsand MSN  (Massive Sensor Network) IoT sensorbased on MEMS sensors. In this work, a prototype  of a sensorplatform under development in cooperation with a research team led by  Professor Lee Dong-joonof Seoul National University was used to collect and visualize  fine dust data at the gallery site in real time.

Visualization of fine dust data using augmented reality (AR) 

Augmented reality is a technology that overlaps three-
dimensional virtual images or objects in the actual image or  background of the present real world that users see with their  eyes and shows them as a single image. We developed it in  Unity environment using an augmented reality platform called  Vuforia. If you target images using AR app (aimagine) on a  marker representing different districts of Seoul City, you can  experience augmented reality by showing average fine dust  levels for each year of 2017, 2016 and 2015.


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