“Earthquake lamp” responds to tremors in real time

Jan 12, 2018, 7:08 AM EST
(Source: http://parseerror.ufunk.net)
(Source: http://parseerror.ufunk.net)

Inspired by the great 2011 Tōhoku earthquake in Japan, French artist Parse/Error has designed a beautiful lamp that emits light pulses and stirring rumbles in reaction to tremors in real time, serving as a tangible bond between us and the Earth.

The artwork, linked to a data feed from Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS), recreates quakes worldwide within just a few minutes of the actual event, with light pulses and sounds change according to the location and intensity of the tremors, notes Design Boom.

The “earthquake lamp” evokes mixed feelings of awe and fascination as the onlookers take a plunge into the sensation of nature’s force.