The project explores the idea of true randomness and pseudorandomness at the intersection between science and design.
This project is about stimulating a debate about the unwritten law telling us to quantify is to verify and enabling a discussion at the intersection between science and design:
Three devices were developed which generate random numbers based on cosmic rays, radioactive radiation and wind: The image above show the Random Event Harvester which is based on a Geiger counter that notices radioactive particles, producing a bitstream that is afterwards converted into numbers. The device’s characteristic of being portable allows collecting random numbers in the environment and store them with associated geographical information.
The Random Anemometer is based on wind. Every cone has a small wing placed in the middle. Every time the wing hits either the left or the right wall inside the cone, a value of either 0 or 1 is generated. In contrast to the other devices, this device it is not based on radioactive radiation.