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June 22, 2006

Pace of Place


Real-Time Composition

Pace of Place is a "portable, nomadic portal" that creates an "emergent performance of actions and data" of re-sampled activity in urban public wireless hot spots.

A net-enabled, webcam equipped laptop tracks motion at the site and extracts one vertical line of pixels from the image of moving bodies/motion. Custom software both accumulates and explodes the pixel lines, generating an image frame every minute and a 1 minute video loop of sampled time and activity every 30 image frames. The loops from different spaces/places capture and abstract the activity/pace relationship of the spaces.

Marlon Barrios Solano continues the project in residence at The Aesthetic Technologies Lab at Ohio State University and blogs on the residency here where he documents his practice and shares his process.

Posted by michelle at June 22, 2006 04:21 PM