Nubis et Nuclei: A study on noise and precision

This study sets out to explore the perception of noise, as well as the recovery of meaning or information that it might contain, in arts, science, and daily life. It is realized as an installation based on an arrangement of nitinol drums that create a sonic environment evolving in time and space. The nitinol drums are driven by digital random noise. The observer is free to explore the sonic environment, and will discover regions in time and space with a “meaningful” signal. This discovery of a clear signal in a noisy background holds strong analogies to the scientific search for a nuclear resonance performed in the nuClock project.