Exploring Iowa's Renewable Energy

Collaborative Project

  Exploring Iowa's Renewable Energy, installation view, 2017


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"Exploring Iowa’s Renewable Energy” Is a collaborative project that uses visual, sound, and tactile elements to provide visitors with an interactive experience that spotlights Iowa’s Green Energy potential. Visitors activate light, sound, and wind in a graphically displayed Iowa landscape. Turning a hand crank moves a windmill, covering the solar panel affects the building lights, and touching the river activates light and sound. The STEAM mural was created by a team of faculty members from the University of Iowa who represent a broad range of disciplines including Computer Science, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Emerging Technologies and Sculpture, Photography, Art and Art History, and Digital Media in Performance.

Daniel Miller's role in this project was conceptual development and he lead the design and fabrication of all of the sculptural components.  Additionally, Miller supervised two students from Dimensional Practice who were paid to work on this project.

This permanent installation is located in the lobby at: The Robert A Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA

Lead Artists: Daniel Miller, Kyle Rector, Daniel Fine, Dana Keeton, Stephen Baek
Consulting Artist: Jon Winet
Student Assistants: Yifan Du, Colleen Reynolds