Flow Rate

Programmed in Pure Data (Pd) and GEM, Flow Rate has been┬ádesigned to calculate flow rate and produce an audio-visualisation of the measurements recorded at a Flow Rate Event – a participant-led field studies task to gather data first-hand from the Pent stream.

The flow rate measurement (m3) is indicated by the maximum size of the yellow cube and the pitch of sound that accompanies it. The relative values of the green and red cubes are 0.06m3 and 0.1m3 respectively and are also sounded to provide a sense of scale. Pitch is equivalent to the cubic measurement of 0.1m per octave, beginning on the musical note C3 at 0m.

Participants are invited to contribute to the work by performing the Flow Rate Event and submit their data.

Results so far:

Flow Rate Event No.DateTime (approx.)Flow Rate (m3)
103.10.202014.000.03
217.10.202014.300.02