-live visualization of current frontpage news image from theglobeandmail.com
-custom software built with Processing and PHP exhibited as digital projection
Editorial is a live projection of a spinning frontpage news image. It is a decelerated version of the cinematic trope of the spinning newspaper. The rate at which this image spins is calculated by averaging the time between updates of the top story at theglobeandmail.com. For example, if the average time were six hours, the image would rotate a full 360 degrees over the course of six hours. This rotating image leaves a disjointed trail and has shaded, paper-like edges that give a sense of objecthood to this otherwise very flat screen image. Each time a new headline is uploaded to the news website, the continuous trail gets interrupted and is broken; in other words, the visual breaks are indicators of how many stories have been published but failed, for whatever reason, to displace the frontpage story. In this manner, a sort of editorial chronology is made visible.
Originally exhibited as part of "Constant...Intervals: Three Mediations of the Fourth Estate", March 8-12, 2010, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.