Ground Penetrating Radar

The first component is research oriented and will mostly focus of data gathering, through mapping of the artifacts and capturing the acoustic ecology of the place. For the former effort, we propose to use a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to explore, study and retrieve data from the ruins. For the latter effort, sound recording devices and computers will be used to capture the soundscape and examine the spectral and temporal components of these sounds.

Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR - Image technology to explore the ruins Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is an accurate and non-invasive tool to explore beyond layers of dense matter, like concrete, soil, or sand and has successful applications in archeology. We strongly believe that GPR is an appropriate tool to explore, study and retrieve data from the ruins. Additionally there are reports of GPR samples from the Guadalupe–Nipomo dunes showing its rich –in artifacts- underground. Representing an important aesthetic concept of media arts, the technology of the radar makes visible the invisible. The data that we will get from the GPR can be mapped in 2D and 3D graphics. It will be the main visual source of the interactive installation.