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Whithervanes in Miami

Thanks to Locust Projects and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Whithervanes will be appearing on three rooftops in Miami from March – June 2018. This is the US premiere of the project. Whithervanes aims to highlight the extent to which we are affected by data and media. Check out our locations and current stories to cast your vote to influence the Whithervanes IRL.

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Spending much of our lives connected digitally, we are as affected by the ‘weather’ on the Internet as in the sky. Whithervanes tracks the orchestration of fear in real time through monitoring newsfeeds for alarmist keywords. The project aims to highlight the extent to which we are affected by data and media, which mostly goes unnoticed.

John & Cézanne


Originally commissioned by the Creative Foundation for Folkestone Triennial 2014 it is now a permanent part of the Folkestone Artworks collection. A version for the US has been commissioned by Locust Projects in Miami.

The prototype kit launched as part of the “Are you talking to me?” exhibition in Enghien-les-bains (Centre des arts) and Saint-Etienne (Cite du Design) and has received funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Detroit Creative Corridor Center’s UNESCO City of Design initiative.

Whithervanes Open Hardware Kit (WOHK)


The Open Hardware Kit is a working prototype for a personal Whithervane that was shown as part of the “Are you talking to me?” exhibition. Want to try it out? Send us a tweet to @WHITHERVANES.


@WHITHERVANES to add to the ambient fear level.


@WHITHERVANES to reduce the ambient fear level.


rootoftwo is a hybrid design studio co-directed by John Marshall and Cézanne Charles.

rootoftwo make design projects, social objects, experiences, and works in the public realm. Their works specifically attempt to disrupt and undermine the systems at work through humor, play, interaction and participation. Their works create a condition where the here and now and the future can be perceived differently.


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