flickr graph

Flickr Graph

Flickr Graph is an application that explores the social relationships inside flickr.com. It makes use of the classic attraction-repulsion algorithm for graphs. Start exploring your contacts by entering your flickr username or the email address you used to register there.
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06.22.08

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Political Friendster

Political Friendster

Political Friendster needs you! Contribute people and connections to build the site up. Political Friendster is nothing without you. You can contribute anonymously if you like, or register for added functionality!

Political Friendster is a parody of the social network Friendster. It allows a visualization of the connections between players in the political game. This site has absolutely no affiliation with the real Friendster.

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06.22.08

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The Dumpster

Dumpster

The Dumpster is an interactive online visualization that attempts to depict a slice through the romantic lives of American teenagers. Using real postings extracted from millions of online blogs, visitors to the project can surf through tens of thousands of specific romantic relationships in which one person has “dumped” another. The project’s graphical tools reveal the astonishing similarities, unique differences, and underlying patterns of these failed relationships, providing both peculiarly analytic and sympathetically intimate perspectives onto the diversity of global romantic pain.

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06.22.08

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Judith Donath - Chat Circles

Chat Circles

Although current online chat environments provide new
opportunities for communication, they are quite constrained
in their ability to convey many important pieces of social
information, ranging from the number of participants in a
conversation to the subtle nuances of expression that enrich
face to face speech. In this paper we present Chat Circles,
an abstract graphical interface for synchronous conversation.
Here, presence and activity are made manifest by
changes in color and form, proximity-based filtering intuitively
breaks large groups into conversational clusters, and
the archives of a conversation are made visible through an
integrated history interface. Our goal in this work is to create
a richer environment for online discussions.
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Swipe

Swipe

SWIPE addresses the gathering of data from drivers’ licenses, a form of data-collection that businesses are practicing in the United States. Bars and convenience stores were the first to utilize license scanners in the name of age and ID verification. These businesses, however, admit they reap huge benefits from this practice beyond catching underage drinkers and smokers with fake IDs. With one swipe—that often occurs without notification or consent by the cardholder—a business acquires data that can be used to build a valuable consumer database free of charge. Post 9/11, other businesses, like hospitals and airports, are installing license readers in the name of security. And still other businesses are joining the rush to scan realizing the information contained on drivers’ licenses is a potential gold mine. Detailed database records, of course, also benefit law enforcement officers who can now demand this information without judicial review in large part due to the USA Patriot Act.

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06.22.08

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They Rule

They Rule

They Rule aims to provide a glimpse of some of the relationships of the US ruling class. It takes as its focus the boards of some of the most powerful U.S. companies, which share many of the same directors. Some individuals sit on 5, 6 or 7 of the top 500 companies. It allows users to browse through these interlocking directories and run searches on the boards and companies. A user can save a map of connections complete with their annotations and email links to these maps to others. They Rule is a starting point for research about these powerful individuals and corporations.

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06.22.08

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C5 Corporation

C5

C5 Corporation specializes in cultural production informed by the blurred boundaries of research, art, and business practice. Focus is on the development of tactical strategies involving information visualization, databases, and distributed networks.

Previous projects include Radio Controlled Surveillance Probes RCSP, 16 Sessions, YDSTYDS (You Don’t See That You Don’t See), 1:1, and SoftSub. Full documentation is available at www.c5corp.com

C5 members:
Joel Slayton
Steve Durie
Geri Wittig
Bruce Gardner
Jack Toolin
Brett Stalbaum
Amul Goswamy
Matt Mays

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06.22.08

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D-tower

D-Tower

D-tower is an art piece, commissioned by the city of Doetinchem in the Netherlands, that maps the emotions of the inhabitants of Doetinchem. D-tower measures HAPPINESS, LOVE, FEAR and HATE daily using different questions.

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06.22.08

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Maphub

Maphub

MapHub proposes to research the introduction of a geographic and historical data sharing application in an urban landscape. MapHub proposes to be a peoples’ map,  a map of an urban geography determined not by traditional methodology but instead by the members who participate and contribute everyday in the experience of urban life. MapHub proposes to be both a tool and a system that gives users pen and paper to record their unique and situated perspectives and then deliver that documentation to others. Combining culture, history, narrative, and caution, MapHub might tell the tales that remain untold.

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06.22.08

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Marc Lafia + Fang-Yu Lin - The Battle of Algiers

Battle Of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers recomposes scenes from the 1965 film of the same name by Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo. The original film is a reenactment of the Algerian nationalist struggle leading to independence from France in 1962. The success of the actual battle for independence has been attributed to the nationalists’ organization: a pyramidal structure of self-organized cells. Lafia and Lin recomposed the film along a cell-based structure, in which French Authority and the Algerian Nationalist cells are represented by stills from the film and move according to different rule sets. When cells of different camps intersect, they trigger video cells displaying each side’s tactics (as depicted in the film) according to the rules of the system.

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