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Japanese Earthquake Seismogram Sculpture

Artist Luke Jerram has taken a 9 minute excerpt from the 2011 Tohoku Japanese earthquake and tsunami seismogram and transformed it into a three-dimensional sculpture. By using computer technology, Jerram rotated the seismogram to find a successful 3-D image. He then created the image with the use of a rapid prototyping machine to get the sculpture you see now. The piece is a little under 1 ft. x 8 in. and will be on exhibit in the Jerwood space in London, as part of the Terra exhibit which focuses on how data is read and represented. More of Jerram's work will also be featured at the exhibit, including other data sculptures.


Luke Jerram's website

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