A series of interactive data visualizations measuring current windspeed in Boston, based on data from weather.gov/ NOAA.
Wind speed and direction, ambient temperature, and cloud cover in Boston's Seaport. Mouse over to play.
Wind from the Northwest at 16 KT, gusting to 22 KT
Scroll down to play!
This project was inspired by a high school student who loved to use ink or watercolors and a straw to make "jellyfish" by blowing streams of color across the page. I like the idea that breath can become a mark-making tool. I like the aspect of “collaboration with chance” the wind's unpredictable force introduces. A participant can draw by moving the mouse, collaborating with the wind's direction and speed.
You can save your Wind Drawing as a PNG by pressing s. If you make a good one, why not send it to me?