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25.10.2007

Visualizar: Summary of selected projects

Short summary of selected proposals to be developed in a collaborative way during the workshop directed by Benjamin Fry, Bestiario and Adrian Holovaty.

Enter Visualizar Forum

RSS Sketchpad - Elie Zanarini

The project proposes that the user not only visualize RSS feeds as the final receiver of the messages, but also grant the user the power to give them personality and turn reading into a dynamic, creative, and interactive experience. To do so, tools will be created that make it possible to manipulate, react, and interact with what we are reading: reconstructing the text, transforming the hierarchy, breaking sentences, agitating words, etc. We will not use the traditional clicks, menus, or buttons. They will be replaced by simple moves of the mouse to carry out all the actions. Twitter feeds will be used to start with (texts that are just one sentence long) so that they are easier to handle. RSS Sketchpad will be a Java application, made with Processing and the NextText library.

More information:
www.silentlycrashing.net
www.nexttext.net
www.twitter.com

RSS Sketchpad Elie Zananiri

(c) Llysanne Bellemare

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IMRAR – Internacional Museum of Rock Art Research - Miguel Ángel Albadán

Development of the on-line version, mainly for researchers, of a database which makes it possible to visualize different types of data derived from archaeological field research. This graphic interface is a fusion of each area in the research process, such as the geographic location of the digs, the time reconstruction of each document, the excavations and studies of flora and fauna, in the same graphic composition which makes it possible to observe the contradictions and associations among each area of study. This project is part of IMRAR – International Museum of Rock Art Research – which is at the development stage.

More information:
www.miguelalbadan.com/imrar/imrar.html

IMRAR Miguel Albadán


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FoodCultura Museum - Natalia Muñoz, Antoni Miralda, Miguel Albadán

The elaboration of a graphic structure which, using colour as an additional information channel, offers the public access through the Internet to Antoni Miralda’s artistic archive, which includes materials such as photographs, objects, videos, installations, and songs related to food culture. The project is structured on free applications (Flickr, Dailymotion and WorldPress), and 40 key words linked to a CMYK value that will unify the different types of documents comprising the archive.

More information:
www.foodcultura.org

FoodCultura Natalia Muñoz

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SpamViz - Irad Lee

Through the classification and analysis of a large repository of junk email (Spam), the SpamViz project aims to visualize and reveal patterns of social habits and behaviours, as well as to detect interrelations among the nature of Spam as a digital-cultural phenomenon, society, and the user/individual. The project will start with the analysis of various elements such as the most common types of Spam, most common words, the volume, geographic origin, etc. The results may be of artistic but also research and educational interest, used as a tool for anti-Spam research, and as a representation of today’s society or “social mirror” of fads, behaviours, and variations.

More information:
http://iradlee.net

SpamViz -Irad Lee

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Human Centered Data View - Wilkens Kjen

This project consists of an application for the OS X platform that gathers data related to a certain person or group via various channels. The data come from email, address books, ical, skype, icq, msn, ichat, etc. That is why it can be considered a search engine for data related to human beings. This makes it possible to follow up communication through various channels and over a larger time scale with no need to change applications.

Human Centered Data View - Kjens

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- X – X – X – X – X – Luis Miguel Cabanzo

The enourmos amount of immigrants landed in western europe over the last century has modified every aspect of its social, economical and political institutions. This project aims to reflect on some aspects of this phenomenon, offering a tool to visualize in a transversal manner the migratory flows, their causes and repercussions on the countries most involved. To do so, visuals will be generated that react not only to statistical changes but also to human interactions.

More information:
www.2ngry.com

Luis Miguel Cabanzo - Human Flows

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Las casas tristes - Mar Canet, Jordi Puig, Gerald Kogler

Visualization and social debate tool which aims to serve as a public, real database of empty apartments in Spain. The aim is to develop a Web platform that makes it possible for users to edit, disseminate, and store contents, in keeping with Web 2.0 philosophy. Google Maps technology will be used to locate the dwellings geographically.

More information:
www.derivart.info

Casas Tristes Mar Canet

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metabolic networks - Ricardo Carvalho, Hernani Dias, Miguel Cardoso

The idea is to develop an interface for representing a dynamic metabolic map where the elements comprising it can be manipulated: altering their concentrations, the speed of chemical reactions, or reverting cycles. In this way, subliminal behaviour in organization and the effects of the changes on the system as a whole can be observed. Sound and music which can be created based on the graphics will also be worked with.

More information:
www.genome.jp/kegg/pathway.html

Ricardo Carvalho


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Barriblog - Mª Luz Congosto

The purpose of the project is to show neighbourly relations among blogs visually. Their contents will be analyzed by searching for related elements and the information will be structured in a way that facilitates the search for relations within a context: links, tag affinity, comments and quotes, and the intensity of those relationships will be represented visually. Work will take place on four levels: blogs, as the original source of the data to be analyzed and structured (their content is HTML based on CSS-style pages and javascript); information structured in XLM format or on data charts from a relational data base; a consultation for structured information and search for relations through algorithms; and visual representation of relations.

More information:
www.barriblog.com

Barriblog M Luz Congosto

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Cascade on Wheels - Steph Thirion, Eduardo Campuzano

Given that wheeled vehicle traffic in cities is so intense that data become vague and too general, this project aims to gather and visualize manageable data about the number of cars that pass under a specific window. To do so, the following will be used: a counter connected to a computer, a database accessible from the Internet, an API, and the visualization tool.

More information:
http://trsp.net

Cascade on Wheels Steph Thirion



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