February 6th 2023 Türkiye Earthquake Mnemonic Data Sculpture:Call for LifeFebruary 6th 2023 Türkiye Earthquake Mnemonic Data Sculpture:Call for Life

Call for Life is an artwork created by transforming memories into digital-physical objects using computational design. The piece was generated using sound data recorded during a rescue operation in Hatay Samandağ following the earthquake in Kahramanmaraş on February 6th.

The project focuses on making memories tangible and creating a collective memory. Mnemonic Data Sculpture combines memories with digital designs, allowing memories to gain physical existence. This makes it possible for people to preserve and share their memories and recollections in a more concrete way.

This project aims to create social awareness through the recreation of memories and transformation into digital-physical objects. While offering a new way to preserve and share unique memories, the project also aims to create a model for social responsibility and humanitarian aid activities.

Call for Life stands out as a project that differentiates itself by transforming collective memories into digital-physical designs through creative use of technology with social responsibility. This sculpture is created by utilizing a method developed during Efe Alpay’s doctoral thesis entitled “Sound Data as Design Material.”

From PhD research to quasi-physical data sculptures
“Sound Data as Design Material”
Can we use collective memories and personal data to create meaningful and valuable artifacts?