»FLUX« is a data-driven art installation visualizing the different facets of the Internet of Things and cognitive technologies. Through four unique visual modes, the sculpture cycles through mesmerizing imagery created through streams of living data. Intelligently engaging with its viewers, the piece is a focal point of the IBM Watson Headquarters, Germany.

Commissioned by IBM, onformative was invited to develop »FLUX«, a permanent installation for the new IBM Watson IoT Headquarters in Munich. Nested in polished steel casings, thirty-two curved screens span over eight ribbon displays. Inspired by the shape of IBM Watson, »FLUX« is composed of dynamic visuals based on complex IoT data, various sensor inputs and weather forecasting. The data-driven visual content moves and clusters based on the real-time input, reflecting the innovation, growth and creative power of technology.


Production: Julia Laub
Creative Direction: Cedric Kiefer
Art Direction: Moco Ziegler
Technical Direction & Code: Moco Ziegler
Code: João Fonseca, Aristides Garcia, Max Mittermeier
Commissioned by: VOK DAMS
Architecture & Interior: Universal Design Studio / MAP Project Office
Technical Setup: Archimedes Exhibitions