Thursday, February 24, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Wednesday class session: Present your project for class progress review and critique. You may also continue to share your inspirations.
Here is one from me that I want to share, mostly the idea of "Life is Art" where we take real life measurement as the element of artwork, like many of you are doing in this class:
Roman Ondák discusses Performance 4, Measuring the Universe, at MoMA
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Obama’s 2012 Budget Proposal: How $3.7 Trillion is Spent Explore every nook and cranny of President Obama's budget proposal
Note the design efficiency: rectangles are sized according to the proposed spending. Color shows severity of cut or increase from 2010.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
-Camille Utterback. She does a lot of work using a persons movement as real time information to generate visuals. Not your typical information graphics but an interesting twist on it
-Very simple graphic showing the heights of the 7 tallest summits around the world. I like it cause I love to explore and climb peaks, it's also a nice use of photographs to texture the graphics.
-Another example of using non-relevant computational information to generate random graphics. very aesthetically pleasing.
"American Toy," Christopher Baker
This week's main topic is information art, where artists and designers' take on data/information is more personal and subjective. Here are a few examples:
Christopher Baker works in a wide range of media. His projects I like to high light here are "American Toy," "Murmur," "Urban Echo," "My Map"
Maya Lin's Caspian Sea series
Etienne Cliquet's origami paper sculptures are based on internet statistics.
Emily Ginsburg's diagrammatic images for public art commissions
Nick Hardeman's attempts to fold "Mo Money, Mo Problems" music video in to a single image
Karey Kessler's map drawing is part of cartography, part of poetry
Josh Dorman make ink drawing and painting on antique map
Georgia Russell, manipulates, cuts and transforms books, music scores and maps. She
resurrects her chosen materials for a new life and gives them new poetic meaning. See "Britain on Iraq" and other projects.
Val Britton's immersive collage work using language of maps to navigate memory and
imagination, using recycled materials
Overnewsed but Uninformed is a collection of infographics by Stefan Bräutigam. this book is about explaining the way modern media communication works, explaining processes, ownerships, dependencies and recipient behaviour.
On Wednesday, we will take a look at a few interactive examples. Also students will discuss their project ideas.
Monday, February 14, 2011
All three of my examples were done using Processing. Which is what program I intend to use for my second project.
information pixels within a video.
Tracking the phrase “just landed in” through twitter, facebook and other social networks.
In the Air a project simulating air particales within a city
An organic installation created by visitors tying wishes and prayers to the trees at a temple I visited in Japan.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
On Wednesday many of you presented inspirational case study for your next project. Some of you yet to catch up on that front. Everyone please post an entry to share your case study, in the comment section of this post.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Although the design is simple, I think the interactivity of this map is very clever:
Also this guys stuff is super nice to look at, which makes me want to read more into the information:
Circles are cool too..