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June 02, 2005



Data Portraits

The mirror provides us with phenomenal images of our appearance according to physical laws. Mirror_Space is a system of reflections of a type which involves not only optical appearances but also forces which act on us and which we cannot control affecting our phenomenal image. The person is viewed as a node which is networked with the whole of existence. Effects which can be grasped by our perception are presented in this system as dynamic data and converted into three-dimensional objects. This process also involves the compilation of a virtual image, but the filter is the calculation on the part of the computer, which not only processes our extended characteristics but also data supplied simultaneously from the world.

Users can experience their 'transformed image', which corresponds to the information supplied via a data network. The mirror image reflects the users' internal state (through image-based mood analysis) & their external affiliations (through information streams from the internet at the corresponding time, such as satellite photographs, live cam images, weather data, stock exchange data & traffic data). [via information aesthetics]

Posted by jo at June 2, 2005 07:26 AM