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December 13, 2006



City of Data

Microcity by stanza :: Live CCTV webcams onto roving display device. Collects data from 400 cameras and randomly presents morphed real time image. The increase of technology infrastructure in the daily existence of a city means that technology will, more than ever be everywhere in our environment. Data mining will be part of the fabric of the landscape. Everything is or will be tracked. cctv, car sensors, tracking inside our phones and id card movement tracking in the guise of anti- terror activity. The patterns we make, the forces we weave, are all being networked into retrievable data structures that can be re-imagined and sourced for information. These patterns all disclose new ways of seeing the world.

New metaphors relevant to the experience of the city. New polymer display material captures images. Images sent over network. A city of data balls with retrievable narrative for experience. Social sculptures contain information zones, banking data, etc.. Narratives from huge libraries of online videos images stories System accesses national data archives.

Stanza is a London based British artist who specializes in net art, networked art, and electronic sounds. His award winning online projects have been invited for exhibition in digital festivals around the world, and Stanza also travels extensively to present his net art, lecturing and giving performances of his audiovisual interactions. His works explore artistic and technical opportunities to enable new aesthetic perspectives, experiences and perceptions within context of architecture, data spaces and online environments. [posted on Rhizome]

Posted by jo at December 13, 2006 11:01 AM