September 19th, 2009
Datafizz project at the Tent London Festival
The project focuses on the continuous flow of social data fragments that herald our transitions between online and offline worlds. Each time a person goes comes online or goes offline, servers all over the world are alerted and these simple messages are transmitted to that person’s friends. While most of these transitions are ignored, the project (an interactive sculpture) captures this data in order to expand and dwell within the liminal spaces between our real and virtual worlds.
There will be more photo and video documentation shortly, as well as access to the open source Adium plug-in I wrote. Stay tuned.
In the mean time, you can find more photos of the development process here.