Illusory Metric Analyzer
Vintage Chart Recorders, Arduino, Raspberry Pi

Illusory Metric Analyzer is an installation consisting of modified vintage industrial chart recorders which plot NASDAQ stock prices. The project was born out of research on the excesses of the stock markets in the 21st century. The equipment’s struggle to keep up with the day’s trading volume mirrors the relationship of the market and governing bodies.

The piece was created using two vintage chart recorders connected to an Arduino, which was fed data from a Raspberry Pi. Chart data was acquired from the Yahoo Finance API. 

© Jack DiLaura