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PRIX ARS Electronica awards

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Winners of the 2004 PRIX Ars Electronica where announced today.

It is a great honor to see newsmap among the winners of the Awards of Distinction, under the Net Vision Category.

Visualizing Mailing Lists Communities


I was always intrigued by how are the dynamics of mailing lists, who are the moderators, which are the persons that everyone listens to, which are the main central themes of them, how do they organize themselves.

I've had this idea floating around for a while, and it wasn't until these holidays that I could give it a shot.

social circles

Data to visualize flows in in near realtime, that is to say these are almost *live* snapshots of the current status of these mailing lists. Currently I'm visualizing the mailing lists I'm subscribed to. If anyone has other ideas on lists that you'd like to see, drop me a line.

Also, we are working with Dan in a version that will allow you to directly visualize your own inbox, which hopefully we'll have up pretty soon.

Idea, Design, Frontend & Backend coding: me.
Backend coding: Dan.

Synapsis: a carnivore client

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The latest piece I did in collaboration with ugn. I always wanted to build a client for carnivore, developed by rsg. Well, here it is! source and desktop client all included.

The live example is looking at all network traffic into and behind and retransmits the packet movement data to the web through flashcom. The recorded session is a 1 hour recording of wireless network traffic I did back in San Diego this year.

you can view it over here:
or mirrored over here


submit []:!body

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Currently being exhibited at the 6th Biennial of Video and New Media of Santiago
( 19 - 26 November 2003 ) !body is the first part of a 3 piece project that involves realtime differential-amplification of virtual bodies in physical places: submit[]

"submit[0]:!body is established in the connection of both physical and virtual spaces by infrared sensors and a database. Instead of a physical installation, !body consists of an intervention of the author's house by sensors; in this way his body is shifted to a fixed field of action (the place, his house, his home) that is displayed on the web; thus, from internet, the common space of the analitic reduction of the body-place-author is inhabited, his representation in this space is interfered, becoming body while occupying a space where both (the author's body, the user's body) share the same substrate: information."

Habitat Perspectives

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Habitat perspectives is an online instalation that atempts to visualize spatio-temporaly the places we inhabit. Through GPS-capable mobile phones, participants will be posting geocoded images to an online shared space which starts as a black canvas. As participants post more and more content, a map of the city, and the map of each of the participants "places" will slowly start emerging.

One of ther reasons why Tokyo is such a mess as a city is that it is a tangled mess of intertwining main streets intersected and crisscrossed by back alleys and side streets.
Specially when you don't own a car, and you mainly travel by subway as most other citizens, one of the biggest problems you get in such a place is that you never get to mentally visualize the relationship among all the places you usually hang out at. You only know about "islands" in the city; you get in the subway in Shinjuku island, you pop-up in Shibuya island. The more you move around those spaces you'll slowly start turning them into neighborhoods, along with your own personal networks of places. If you asked a group of people to draw you a map of the city, you'll notice that all of them will be inevitably different - each of them will have their own particular perspective of their habitat.

This is currently work in progress, so as time allows, I'll be adding more functionality to it. Also, I'm currently looking for participants, so if you are interested in popping up in there, please don't hesitate to drop me a line: [ mail at ]

visit the instalation


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reactive "is a live video installation that amplifies a user's movements with exploding particle systems in a virtual space. Each pixel of the image captured by a video camera is represented as a set of particles and each particle"

also: swarm, mosaic