JESS3™ A notable moment in the periphery City as open work “In its advocacy of artistic structures that demand a particular involvment on the part of the audience, contemporary poetics merely reflects our culture’s attraction for the “indeterminate”, for all those processes which, instead of relying on a univocal, necessary sequence of events, prefer to disclose a field of possibilities, to create “embiguous” situations open to all sorts of operative choices and interpretations.”Umberto Eco, “The Open Work” A few months ago the Monocle came out with its annual ranking of the best cities to base yourself in. Among with the usual indicators of crime, healthcare, state-funded education and business climate the authors of the research also emphasize on the city’s commitment to change. No surprize by the fact that Zurich is heading the ranking: the city has been very proactive about its strategy to fight the once-stuffy reputation of a “well-groomed” financial center. The “little known story” of the advent of computers in art
Steven Clay, Rodney Phillips - A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing, 1960-1980: A Sourcebook of Information. - New York Public Library by Steven Clay, Rodney Phillips "Genuinely a must-have book." - Ron Silliman With a Pre-Face by Jerome Rothenberg, this book documents and expands upon the acclaimed exhibit at the New York Public Library, January-July, 1998. This is a monumental catalog, especially considering the ephemerality of the mimeo publications and their histories. Co-published with the New York Public Library.
Data and visualization year in review, 2013 Visualization continues to mature and focus more on the data first than on novel designs and size. People improved on existing forms and got better at analysis. Readerships seemed to be more ready and eager to explore more data at a time. Fewer spam graphics landed in my inbox. So all in all, 2013 was a pretty good year for data and visualization. There were several themes throughout the year, but the most important was the strengthened connection between data and reality. For example, not long after the shootings in Newtown, Periscopic shed light on U.S. gun deaths with an interactive animation. Pitch Interactive took a similar individual-to-trend approach when they explored drone attacks in Pakistan, which helped many understand an otherwise cryptic topic. In May, Floating Sheep explored hateful tweets across the United States as an extension of a map they made last year that showed negative sentiments towards the reelection of Barack Obama. News organizations totally ran with this.
Take a More Realistic Approach to Your To-Do List with the 3 + 2 Rule There are SO many grammar and spelling problems in this article, I found it VERY difficult to follow what the author was trying to say. Normally I can look the other way, but when the grammar is so bad it interferes with the message, it needs to be fixed. "Why bother why you will be working the whole day anyway?" * should be: Why bother when you will be working the whole day anyway? "Or sometimes I haven't been switching for a longer time and then I completely loose track about the project and it took me hours to get on the track again." * s/b: Or sometimes I go a long time without switching and then I completely lose track of the project and it takes me hours to get on track again. "Context switching is ridiculously easy because this way you don't switch just very few times per day!" * s/b: Context switching is ridiculously easy because this way you only switch a few times per day! "…considering how easy is to switch between (small number of) projects, just do switch!" #corrections
Statistical modeling, causal inference, and social science: Blog of Andrew Gelman's research group, featuring Bayesian statistics, multilevel modeling, causal inference, political science, decision theory, public health, sociology, economics, and literatu Unfolding the Tesseract Jerome Rothenberg, Steven Clay - A Book of the Book: Some Works & Projections about the Book & Writing by Jerome Rothenberg, Steven Clay "A collection for the general reader and the specialist, A Book of the Book is an accessible and erudite set of readings on the book as a mythic and material object. These texts comprise a vivid exploration of the poetics of the book, a multifaceted study nurtured by the literary and ethnographic scope of its editors' vision, that argues compellingly for the continued survival of this most mundane and metaphoric of artifacts. In a moment when irresponsibly inflammatory ravings about the demise of print rage through the cultural landscape, this collection offers serious reflection upon the real profundity of the book as a symbolic force within the poetic and spiritual imagination that remains the wellspring of human culture. A Book of the Book is broken down into four sections: "Pre-faces" includes work by Rothenberg, Steve McCaffery, & bp Nichol, Keith A. Designed by Philip Gallo.
10 data visualization inspirations for mobile and app Data visualization is getting more popular as a means for users to understand information. As mobile usage increases, knowing how to do data visualization on the app or mobile becomes more important. However, due to the smaller screen size, it takes a bit of creativity work to design a useful and easy to interpret data visualization for the phone. Fortunately, some designers have done it and we can all learn from their experiences and knowledge. Here are some of the more interesting concepts which I have stumbled upon, presented here to help you draw inspirations and references. Data visualization for mobile #1 by Kreativa Studio This is an updated look for a weather app. Data visualization for mobile #2 by Kingyo Advertisement Awesome UI for a energy monitoring app. Data visualization for mobile #3 by Jonathan Quintino I loved the use of the colors as well as the circular icon for the profile pic. Data visualization for mobile #4 by Corey Lui Data visualization for mobile #6 by Jackie Tran
Container Village: arredi multifunzionali (con)temporanei - Design Context “Container Village – Living in a box” è il progetto che ha visto coinvolti gli studenti della Facoltà di Design e Arti della Libera Università di Bolzano durante il semestre estivo 2013. Voluto e diretto dei docenti Claudio Larcher e Gianpietro Gai, il programma prevedeva lo sviluppo di idee e la successiva realizzazione di prototipi e arredi funzionali destinati agli spazi di un container. Oggetti che sono stati allestiti in un vero e proprio villaggio del ‘temporaneo’, grazie alla collaborazione con l’azienda altoatesina Niederstaetter, che ha fornito una struttura composta da tre moduli abitativi, provvisti di terrazza sul tetto. Le proposte di arredo, che dovevano rispondere a tre precisi ambiti di sviluppo (living, working e fun), avrebbero dovuto adeguarsi alle esigenze multifunzionali di trasformabilità e trasportabilità. PROGETTIBITTA è un set di sgabelli salva-spazio pensati per essere appesi alla parete. Un SÉPARÉ nato dall’unione di una scala con un tappeto.
logTool: Revealing the Hidden Patterns of Online Surfing Behavior logTool [onformative.com] is a data visualization tool that displays your online activity, based on data from the powerful network packet sniffing tool Carnivore. By analyzing the different IP addresses and ports, the visualization is able to determine and represent what kind of application or service sends or receives the packets. Developed for the magazine Weave, logTool was used to digest the surfing behavior of several interaction designers, artists and developers. The time period of a whole day was split into 288 timeslots, 5 minutes each, represented by a radial bar graph. The gray bars show the overall outgoing Internet traffic while the purple bars show all the packets that were received by the user. The dotted line is a more detailed view of all HTTP requests. Both tool and source code can be freely downloaded. See also Nebul.us and EyeBrowse.
Interactive: Snake Oil? The scientific evidence for health supplements See the data: bit.ly/snakeoilsupps. See the static versionSee the old flash version Check the evidence for so-called Superfoods visualized. Note: You might see multiple bubbles for certain supplements. This visualisation generates itself from this Google Doc. As ever, we welcome your thoughts, crits, comments, corrections, compliments, tweaks, new evidence, missing supps, and general feedback. » Purchase: Amazon US or Barnes & Noble | UK or Waterstones » Download: Apple iBook | Kindle (UK & US) » See inside For more graphics, visualisations and data-journalism: Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux: Livres, Biographie, écrits, livres audio, Kindle