All posts tagged: information

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Invisible Airs – A Short Documentary on YoHa

Matsuko Yokokoji and Graham Harwood have been active as tactical media practitioners over the last two decades; the duo were members of Mongrel  and more recently have been working under the moniker YoHa. One of the central themes of YoHa’s work is the translation of abstract data systems into performative assemblages and installations, often highlighting contentious social realities […]

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Solyaris [iPad, Cinder]

Solyaris by Beat Raess is an “exploration into organic information design to visualise movies, actors, directors and their relationship”. The application for iPad made in Cinder allows you to search the entire Open Movie Database (TMDb) collection for movies, actors or directors. Expand nodes to gather information about their connections. Learn about the cast and filmography.

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Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information [Books]

Visual Complexity is a site maintained by Manuel Lima which collects projects that deal with complexity in information. Not always about communicating clarity the site’s predominant focus was acknowledging beauty that exists in complex representation of information and data. Within a year of it’s launch, Visual Complexity began to attract large readership, following closely every post were thousands of readers, […]

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Introspectre and Optocoupler [Objects]

In addition to Dromolux we wrote about few months back, Ludwig Zeller has just completed two new pieces as shown at this years RCA Design Interactions end of year show. These pieces, part of the “New Needs in an Augmented World” collection, are Introspectre and Optocoupler. They are a series of products designed for a […]

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Beta [Objects]

Beta is a fictional prototype by Lukas Franciszkiewicz addressing media influence and the decision making shift from individual to computer. Lukas divides interaction with the computer into three needs: finding and consuming information, the use of communication and mediation, and the automation of processes. The three objects represent these, handing over decision making to the computer […]

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Impure [WebApp]

Bestiario, a Barcelona Spain based start-up, has been exploring new interactive visualization paradigms over the past 5 years. The result of this effort is the creation of IMPURE, a visual programming language aimed to gather, process and visualize information. With impure is possible to obtain information from very different sources; from user owned data to […]

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Outnumbered, a brief history of imposture [MaxMSP]

Outnumbered, a brief history of imposture, 2009, is an installation that generates a moving image using a found panoramic photograph from 1936. The installation is computer-controlled and generates an aleatoric narrative using an extensive database of people who, in some way, are associated with imposture. Project Page The programming is done in Max/MSP. For the […]

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Invisible Cities [Processing]

Created by Christian Marc Schmidt & Liangjie Xia, Invisible Cities is a information mapping project that reveals social networks present within the urban environment. The application, built using Processing, allows realtime mapping of activity on Twitter and Flickr by displaying intensities and geographical relationships of twitter conversations. Data is displayed by location and hills and valleys […]

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Sosolimited – reConstitution [Profile, Events, c++]

Sosolimited is an art and design consultancy formed in 2003. The group specialises in interactive installation and audiovisual performance. They create immersive works that play on the immediacy of live media. I had a pleasure of hearing Sosolimited speak at the recent OFFF conference and with some scepticism of their more recent commercial work was very […]

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Revolving Realities

Interpalazzo, a collective of media artists, Martin Hesselmeier, Andreas Muxel und Carsten Goertz teamed up with composer Marcus Schmickler to create an autoreactive installation; Revolving Realities. The installation plays with our sense of reality by continually causing us to perceive and experience a place and an object in new ways. Its surfaces projected with different images, textures […]