The Mill was recently commissioned to create an original art piece for the 2017 Day For Night festival. The result was a large-scale projection entitled UPROAR. This piece, which pays homage to the resilience of the people of Houston, simultaneously visualizes storm data from Hurricane Harvey and Twitter mentions of #HOUSTONSTRONG.
Creative Director Kinda Akash, Art Director William Arnold, and 3D Artist Jimmy Gass decided they wanted to combine art and technology, in hopes of creating something equally beautiful and informative. The first step in this process was sourcing data from the appropriate sources. Precipitation rates, wind speeds, and water levels were all provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Twitter was used to track the number of tweets and retweets of #HOUSTONSTRONG over the course of 4 days.