Universe of Water Particles

teamLab, 2013, Digital Work, 5 channels, Continuous Loop

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Universe of Water Particles

teamLab, 2013, Digital Work, 5 channels, Continuous Loop

Universe of Water Particles is a virtual waterfall created in a virtual 3-D space using teamLab’s concept of Ultra Subjective Space, a term that refers to the depiction of space found in pre-modern Japanese painting.


Computer-generated water consisting of hundreds of thousands of water particles is virtually poured onto a virtually sculpted rock. The computer calculates the movement of the particles to produce a simulation of water that flows in accordance with the laws of physics. Lines are drawn in relation to a selection of 0.1% of the particles. The sinuousness of the lines depends on the overall interaction of the water particles.


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Rock environment created in a computer space


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Detail of rock sculpture


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The waterfall simulation