1. Exploring Utopias


    from Mark Outridge / Added

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    Exploring Utopias is an interactive light installation that visualises the way in which we identify utopian cities, giving insight into what might make these cities perfect. The installation highlights the symbols, patterns and visual systems that can logically be identified throughout a series of drawn maps of utopias, creating a visual relationship between the figures. The theorised models of utopian cities drawn by philosophers including Sir Thomas More (Utopia), Sir Ebenezer Howard (Garden City) and Tommaso Campanella (City of the Sun) are compared against cities that exist today speculating whether utopian ideals and design informed the planning of these cities. The notion of a utopia is materialised with perfect laser engraved perspex capturing the shapes and negative spaces that create utopian cities. However through the illuminated LED frame, the reality of the utopia is revealed. Utopian cities can be visually drawn to be perfect however when left for humanity to build and populate flaw is inevitable, as is the case of the hand engraved maps. Exploring Utopias borders the area of informative and speculative design, providing viewers with the visual information to speculate on utopic design and the meaning of visual systems seen across the maps.

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    • VisPo – Visual Poetry


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      Vispo is an app that makes reading and interpreting poetry accessible. It is the result of a design research project exploring how visual communication design and screen technology can facilitate interpreting and enjoying texts in ways that printed media cannot afford. The app can be used as an educational tool in schools or by anyone interested in Poetry. Within the app is a series of poems each with their own set of visual devices. These devices illuminate objective language techniques, and in turn, the thematic elements of the poem. Vispo is educational without being didactic, it respects that reading poetry is a personal experience. The visual devices serve as cues to further interpretation, rather than definitive answers.

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      • Space-Time Densities


        from Urska Demsar / Added

        Space-Time Densities are a new visualisation method for showing dynamics of space use over time when tracking moving objects. In this video we show an application in the area of movement ecology and use animal tracking trajectories as an example. This is a submission for the final conference of the COST Action IC0903 "Knowledge Discovery from Moving Objects (MOVE). More info: http://www.move-cost.info

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        • Miners by Wilfred Owen


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          This is a part of a design research project that explores how visual communication and digital devices can create new experiences of reading and interpreting poetry. The animation highlights the language technique of consonance (i.e the use of repeated consonants to emphasise a theme). Visualising this technique draws the viewer's attention to the subject matter of the poem, whilst providing an insight into how the language technique functions to emphasis that subject matter.

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          • The Tyger by William Blake


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            This visualisation highlights the use of repetition throughout the poem. Presenting the language technique in this way also subtly communicates the emotive content of the poem (a sense of questioning and urgency).

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            • One Day Social Sculpture


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              See all formed sculptures and more info: http://keithlyk.net/onedaysocialsculpture/ Artist Statement The idea of "Social Sculpture" comes from Joseph Beuys' most famous quote, "Everyone is an artist", and is based around the notion of creating sculptures out of society, in the process serving to reshape and remake our universe. This universe that "everyone" is "reshaping" or "remaking" has moved, or been extended, from the physical to the virtual; through the internet, and, specifically, through our contributions to social networks, the virtual world is constantly changing. The online version we are all creating together is thus in some ways a fake world, but at the same time it comes from the feedback and actions of the real world. "One Day Social Sculpture" extend the idea of "Social Sculpture" through an exploration of the notion that, through the internet, we are all artists. As a composite of the real and virtual worlds, it takes the daily contributions made by people to social networks, and then sculpts and shapes them into physical forms. The result is a series of "social sculptures" that blur the line between virtual and real world society. 藝術家論述 當約瑟夫.波依斯由他的“社會雕塑”而提出“人人都是藝術家”這個概念,每一位藝術家/人都在分秒地通過不同的方式重塑或重造他們身處的社會,這個被塑造的社會由現實的世界伸延或移轉到虛擬的世界:互聯網。 在互聯網的世界,或許更直接的說,社交網絡,我們每秒都在共同塑造或創造這個虛擬的社區。這個我們共同創造的網上宇宙是全然的虛擬,但同一時間,這些都是來自非虛擬的現實反應及行為。 “One Day Social Sculpture” 伸延“社會雕塑” 的概念﹣“在互聯網上,人人都是藝術家”。通過擷取來自社交網絡中各人的“行為貢獻”,把現實和虛擬世界合成,每天塑造出一件真實的雕塑。這個雕塑是由互聯網這個延伸至社會雕塑概念的成果,把虛擬和現實社會的關係模糊掉。 /////////// The original of "One Day Social Sculpture" is commissioned by Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, Hong Kong Institute of Education 作品 "One Day Social Sculpture" 原由香港教育學院文化與創意藝術學系贊助支持。 /////////// First exhibited at the exhibition "DAX, Sky++", Goethe-Institut, Hong Kong Arts Centre organised by Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, Hong Kong Institute of Education (Apr, 2013) Documentary taken in its second exhibition "(S)CUL(P)TURE", solo exhibition of Keith LAM, Videotage, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong (May - June, 2013) 作品首展於 "DAX, Sky++",歌德學院,香港藝術中心,由香港教育學院文化與創意藝術學系主辦(4月,2013) 作品紀錄片攝於作品第二次展出《話之作》,林欣傑之個展,錄映太奇,牛棚藝術村,香港(5﹣6月,2013)

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              • Eco-City Flow


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                This work represents the changes of urban information and ecological system through dynamic infographics and interactive manners. The interactive installation demonstrates the ecological features of cities in the network ages by a group of modules with multi-screen, narrative and reflective interfaces. It reflects on the problems in the process of urbanization by means of data mining, information visualisation and storytelling. The contents of the dynamic information therein will be displayed in three interlinked themes such as urban sensing, living belonging and ecological sustainability. Urban sensing is to vis the dynamic changes of urban information through a network structure, while living belonging is the interaction and inclusiveness between urban residents and the city; Ecological sustainability is the balance in activities between environment and people. The works has not only demonstrates the urban changes of network times with dynamic information flow, but also the reflection toward urban ecological evolution through images of activities from multiple perspectives.

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                • Urban Information Mapping


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                  A short video report on the thesis of Jan Lens (Master Architectural Engineering) who evaluated the social impact of information and outdoor video projection on a neighbourhood in Leuven, Belgium. After the experiment, residents were better informed about facts, had gained insights about the street's identity and enjoyed the social experience.

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                  • What we do @ Gravity Innovation Labs


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                    A short video created by us at Gravity Innovation Labs to show you what we do and how you could engage with us to simplify information, collaborate, innovate and create value for your organisation !

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                    • ARCH1391 - Information Visualisation Design Scheme


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                      he video displays a very brief concept of my project, to visualise data with its innerit context, for example, temperature, visualising the data with its environment provides a easier to understand set of data for any viewers For more information visit my website: http://3330875arch1391.webs.com/index.html EDIT: After many tries at uploading, hoping youtube won't somehow destroy my video again. I tried uploading to Vimeo but the video file was too huge to upload there (530mb) Produced by Dominic Cheung Credits to Josh Harle, for enormous amount of programming assistance.

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