Wednesday, 23 March 2011


Track Me PT2

The Process

Ben Fry - Valence

More info found HERE

Building representations of massive data sources as a graphic living form.

Kinect motion tracking and Projection mapping

The Shape of Song

This Interactive piece can be found HERE

What does music look like? The Shape of Song is an attempt to answer this seemingly paradoxical question. The custom software in this work draws musical patterns in the form of translucent arches, allowing viewers to see--literally--the shape of any composition available on the Web. The resulting images reflect the full range of musical forms, from the deep structure of Bach to the crystalline beauty of Philip Glass. 

Listening Post

Listening Post is an art installation by Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin that culls text fragments in real time from thousands of unrestricted Internet chat rooms, bulletin boards and other public forums. The texts are read (or sung) by a voice synthesizer, and simultaneously displayed across a suspended grid of more than two hundred small electronic screens.
Listening Post cycles through a series of six movements, each a different arrangement of visual, aural, and musical elements, each with it’s own data processing logic.
Dissociating the communication from its conventional on-screen presence, Listening Post is a visual and sonic response to the content, magnitude, and immediacy of virtual communication.
It can be found in the UK at the Science Museum London, which is where I stumbled across it about a year ago.

Brendan Dawes - Cinema Redux

Cinema Redux creates a single visual distillation of an entire movie; each row represents one minute of film time, comprised of 60 frames, each taken at one second intervals. The result is a unique fingerprint of an entire movie, born from taking many moments spread across time and bringing all of them together in one single moment to create something new.

The Evolution of the Origin of the Species

This is a collaborative project between Stefanie Posavec and Greg McInerny of Microsoft Research. A set of visualizations that map the insertions/deletions of text through the six editions of The Origin of Species, by Charles Darwin.

Ben Fry - Distellamap

Ben Fry connects pieces of code and data by lines to show the dynamics of the software execution in Atari 2600 games. The website for this project can be found HERE