An Alchemists Wand for the 21st Century

An Alchemists Wand for the 21st Century

By Gian Pablo Villamil

An Alchemists Wand for the 21st Century on Villamil.org

“This art piece incorporates a number of brooms that have been modified to detect toxic substances, registering this on LEDs embedded in the broom handle, and transmitting their readings to a screen that presents information on what to do. Each broom detects a different substance, currently: alcohol, ammonia, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, natural gas and various solvents. The piece showed at Bitforms gallery in New York, as part of a show called “Touch: A Space of Relations”.

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