“[John] Rainey uses people’s Facebook profiles along with royal portraits to create sculptures, similar to the classic sculptural form of the bust, but distorted through software to create a representation of ourselves that’s caught between the digital and the physical. The result is strange hybrid forms that represent an “exploration of images, reproduction and how identity is transferred across different media”.
“The IDF’s strategy of ‘walking through walls’ involves a conception of the city as not just the site but also the very medium of warfare – a flexible, almost liquid medium that is forever contingent and in flux.”
The lengths of the beads indicate the number of tweets in a month, with the shorter lengths indicating how often she used the word “love” that month. Along the sides of every other bead you’ll see a single laser-etched tweet for that period. They’re visible if you hold up the beads to the light, and are partially public, partially private.
“I like to think of them as little reminders, memories, almost like a 21st Century locket.”
“Perhaps the most egregious error is that Apple’s team relied on quality control by algorithm and not a process partially vetted by informed human analysis. You cannot read about the errors in Apple Maps without realizing that these maps were being visually examined and used for the first time by Apple’s customers and not by Apple’s QC teams.”
The emoto project captures and visualises the excitement around the Olympic Games in London 2012. They track Twitter for themes related to the Games, analyse the messages for content and emotional expressions and visualise topics and tone of the conversation.
“For the social area Ridley made references to abstract pieces of art. The screens were depicting things such as nutritional information, so we played with abstractions of this data. We experimented a lot with overlaying simple data with layered abstract data forms. The overall intent was to create little moody animated textures, that the crew would be aware of but not necessarily reading from all the time.”