List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

1977 – Graphical Waterfall

  

graphical waterfall is a display where images are formed by water droplets falling from computer-controlled nozzles. It was invented in 1977 by Stephen Pevnick, an American artist. Graphical waterfalls can be used with regular lighting (as on the left video) or with a stroboscope (as on the right video), depending on the desired effect. It is unclear whether such devices have been already used to display data.

Sources:

  1. Pevnick Design (2018), Invention of the Graphical Waterfall®.
  2. Wikipedia, Stephen Pevnick.


Added by Pierre Dragicevic on July 13, 2018. Category: Enabling technology Tags: ,