Genesis: New Media Art Created as a Visualization of Fluid Dynamics

  • Naoko TosaEmail author
  • Pang Yunian
  • Liang Zhao
  • Ryohei Nakatsu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10507)


We have been working on the creation of media art utilizing technologies. As an extension of our previous research, this time we have focused on the visualization of behaviors of fluid. This area has been named as “fluid mechanics” or “fluid dynamics” and there have been various researches in this area. As some of the fluid motion look beautiful, there is another research area called “visualization of fluid motion.”

However most of these results show only stable fluid behaviors and lacks of unstable or in other words unpredictable behaviors that would be substantial for the creation of art. Therefore, to create various unstable or unpredictable fluid behaviors in trials to create artworks, we have introduced several new methods such as usage of dry ice, injection of paints into fluid, and usage of air gun to create an explosive effect. This paper proposes the basic concept of new video art called “Genesis” based on the visualization of fluid dynamics, describes details of the above mentioned three ideas that were introduced to create unpredictable fluid dynamics based phenomena, and then describes details of new media art we have created combining these ideas.


Fluid dynamics High speed camera Air gun Dry ice Media art 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naoko Tosa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pang Yunian
    • 2
  • Liang Zhao
    • 2
  • Ryohei Nakatsu
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Information Management and CommunicationKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  2. 2.ShishukanKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan
  3. 3.Design SchoolKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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