MinnPost was at Northern Spark…were you? Even with thunderstorms all around, hundreds of all-night adventurers visited MinnPost’s exhibit, Lacu, at Northrop Auditorium over the weekend. For our first foray into the art world, the MinnPost Data Team whipped up a visual representation of all 13,000+ lakes in Minnesota from smallest (Clevise Lake in the Arrowhead Region) to largest (the aptly-named Lake Superior), which was projected onto a wall inside Northrop Auditorium. Lacu was made possible by a grant from the Institute for Advances Studies and Northrop Auditorium.
In an activity Hermann Rorschach surely would have been proud of, we encouraged our visitors to transform some of interestingly-shaped lakes into creatures, people, or anything else they wanted. Below are some of our favorites.
Check out the online demo of Lacu. Be warned that it requires a modern computer, a large screen, and a good internet connection.