<div>Yeah,</div> <div> </div> <div>I've heard/read about that artwork. Certainly the blog rss world is ripe with</div> <div>possible play and craziness.</div> <div> </div> <div>I really love the idea of playing with all these relatively newly/easily available data sources. Not sure how effective the weather visualizer is in terms of somehow directly connecting the actual weather conditions. But I do love the unexpected combinations.</div> <div> </div> <div>One consideration with the weather visualizer is that it is alrgely a long period time</div> <div>based experience. Because it is based on real time data, you wont get that much of a</div> <div>wide difference across just the us or australia. So, one would have to continually</div> <div>go back into the worlk to experience it.</div> <div> </div> <div>But do you think this stacks up with other data visualizers?</div> <div> </div> <div>Cheers, Jason</div>
<div> </div> <div><BR><BR><B><I>marc <email@example.com></I></B> wrote:</div> <BLOCKQUOTE class=replbq style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid">Hi Jason,<BR><BR>Vanishing point http://www.low-fi.org.uk/vanishingpoint/ as a work <BR>conceptually and f<BR><BR>"his database driven map of the world “reveals how international news <BR>media is creating new cartography”. The huge scale of the human and <BR>political dramas surrounding the recent landfall of hurricanes Katrina <BR>and then Rita have driven a new level of intensity in the hunt for <BR>up-to-the-moment news via the Internet, television screens, and newspapers.<BR><BR>With the mass adoption of blogging (writing personal on-line <BR>chronicles), those that make history and those who tell it are starting <BR>to converge. Bloggers, declaring their own take on situations as they <BR>occur around the world, can challenge to a degree, the information <BR>pouring
from large corporate media, but still the dominant voices tend <BR>to reflect the interests of the powerful. The mediation and retelling of <BR>current events (our histories whether political, social or theoretical) <BR>within digital space, offers an endless field for exploration by the <BR>contemporary artist. All representation is re-interpretation, thus we <BR>are caught up in the messy and confusing noise of intentions and <BR>questions about who it is that is informing us of what and why.<BR><BR>Mauricio Arango addresses these perplexing issues with an elegant <BR>intelligence. Vanishing Point uses Flash 7 for its interface, PHP and <BR>MySQL for its dynamic database and takes the content for its news search <BR>from RSS feeds (automatically syndicated news) from selected on-line <BR>newspapers of the G7 countries (that’s the G8 minus Russia). From the <BR>Internet this net artwork is projected onto the wall, throwing an image <BR>measuring about 6 x 8 feet. A mouse
allows you to interact with the work <BR>and other people in the gallery can watch your journey around the map.<BR><BR>If there is a criticism of this intensely thoughtful and beautifully <BR>executed work, it is the apparent redundancy of the additional physical <BR>installation of the work. Against the wall facing the projection is a <BR>reading desk and two piles of daily UK newspapers, The Guardian and the <BR>Times, presumably offering a resource for the audience to explore a more <BR>local perspective on the world news for the duration of the exhibition. <BR>This feels like an attempt to justify its installation in physical <BR>space. But while the web work can be viewed just as easily through your <BR>browser at home, the scale of the projected work and the social <BR>interaction fully justifies its presence in a gallery space.<BR><BR>This navigable world map, interrogates one’s own, socially constructed, <BR>sense of global perspective to re-evaluate previous
assumptions, and to <BR>acknowledge statistical inaccuracies that lead to the partiality of our <BR>info-landscape. It challenges the homogenization of ideas around global <BR>info-access and the objectivity of the 4th estate. It successfully <BR>presents the clearest demonstration of the first world-view as <BR>persistently blind in one eye."<BR><BR>http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?From=Index&review_id=157 - <BR>collaborative text by marc garrett & ruth catlow.<BR><BR><BR>> All,<BR>> Another work...yes.....but this ones needs some serious feedback.<BR>> Do keep in mind it is beta-beta...but try lots of locations and send back<BR>> any errors or ideas on what is interesting and what is not so...<BR>> the basics: We are taking a real time weather rss feed and then using<BR>> the data to load videos, play with creatures on the screen and other keen<BR>> things.....(just imagine I said something critically powerful, then <BR>> look
at the<BR>> darn work)<BR>> http://www.secrettechnology.com/weather_rss/weather_rss.html<BR>> so before we release it....we wanted your thoughts...you know cause <BR>> this is<BR>> a net art list.....<BR>> cheers, Jason Nelsonhttp://www.low-fi.org.uk/vanishingpoint/<BR>><BR>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------<BR>> All-new Yahoo! Mail <BR>> <HTTP: evt="43256/*http://advision.webevents.yahoo.com/mailbeta" us.rd.yahoo.com>- <BR>> Fire up a more powerful email and get things done faster.<BR>><BR>>------------------------------------------------------------------------<BR>><BR>>_______________________________________________<BR>>NetBehaviour mailing list<BR>>NetBehaviour@netbehaviour.org<BR>>http://www.netbehaviour.org/mailman/listinfo/netbehaviour<BR>> <BR>><BR><BR><BR>-- <BR>Furtherfield - http://www.furtherfield.org<BR>HTTP - http://www.http.uk.net<BR>Node.London -
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