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November 17, 2005

Take Heart and flickr colr pickr


Two Visualization Tools

In Take Heart--by Monika Hoinkis--a bowl is filled with water. By taking hold of it by the handles, it becomes literally moved by the rhythm of your heart. Water becomes storage for discrete information and makes it visible. It starts pulsating with your heartbeat. When you touch the object with only one hand, the water stays calm. When holding both handles, the water starts vibrating. Your heartbeat is calculated through the handles' measurement of your skin-resistance and then assigned to the water's pulsation. The heartbeat is now stored and the water will 'beat' with this rhythm until the pulsation slowly abates. At the end the water is calm and discharged again, unless the bowl is touched by a new person to whom whose heartbeat it would set itself to. It then beats with another's heart. [via infosthetics]


an online application showing a circular color chart out of which users can pick a descriptive color category, plus a specific color & brightness. the application then shows an according collection of Flickr color-matched images. see also tagged colors & flickrland visualization for similar conceptual approaches. [krazydad.com] [blogged on infosthetics]

KrazyDad is Jim Bumgardner. He's a programmer/hobbyist with a passion for making cool graphics software, and software toys. All the software presented on his site was written by him, at home, on nights and weekends. Ditto for the website itself. Jim works programming software for the Interactive TV industry. He is also a part time instructor on various subjects, including interactive art, multimedia, various programming languages, chess for kids, lego robotics.

Posted by jo at November 17, 2005 01:03 PM