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Artist Converts Seismogram of Japanese Earthquake Into Sculpture

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Artist Converts Seismogram of Japanese Earthquake Into Sculpture

Data from the devastating earthquake that shook Japan this year becomes a 3-D sculpture.
Photo: Luke Jerram

Artist Luke Jerram has converted a seismogram of the devastating earthquake that took place in Japan in March into a 3-D-printed sculpture.

Wired U.K.

The seismogram charts nine minutes of the earthquake in its varying intensities. The graph was rotated using computer-aided design to create a 3-D image and then 3-D-printed using rapid-prototyping technology. The piece — called the T?hoku Japanese Earthquake Sculpture — is 12 inches long and 8 inches wide.

This is not the first time that Jerram has created a sculptural representation of a catastrophe — he has also created a piece based on a sound file of the Hiroshima atomic bomb explosion. Other projects include his hot air balloon-based Sky Orchestra and a ring that he gave to his wife for their anniversary that doubled as a tiny projector.

The piece will be on show at the Terra exhibition at Jerwood Visual Arts in London from Nov. 9 to Dec. 11.

See more images of T?hoku Japanese Earthquake Sculpture in Wired UK’s gallery.

Artist Converts Seismogram of Japanese Earthquake Into SculptureOlivia Solon is a journalist, blogger and geek with a penchant for animal-themed T-shirts. Associate Editor of Tech, science, media, culture and zoo-borns.
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