Capturing a complex system right before it goes into chaos


Collection of visual/kinetic performative artifacts

Real Time Rome in Arredamento

Real Time Rome has featured in Turkey’s prestigious architecture and design magazine Arredamento. I wrote an article describing six software-maps that utilize data gathered, in real time and at an unprecedented scale, from cell phones and wireless technologies, to better understand the patterns of daily life in Rome. The article covered both the techniques (data … Continued

Re-construction of Informational Space

Murat Germen and I will be presenting some work at Upgrade! Istanbul Meeting in Istanbul Bilgi University. The discussion will go around re-construction of informational space. If you are around Istanbul, please come over. Feb 22 (today) 6pm Istanbul Bilgi University, Dolapdere, Z-08. Here is the announcement at the Upgrade! website: Space is usually defined … Continued

Mixed Realities Networked Art Comissions

MIXED REALITIES is an international juried competition that will result in the commissioning of 5 networked art works to be exhibited/performed at Turbulence.org; Art Interactive, a gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A; and Ars Virtua, a gallery in the online 3D rendered environment, Second Life. Each commission will be $5,000 (US). Deadline is March 31, 2007. … Continued

Pipes: Programming for Prosumers

Yahoo! launches the Pipes service for everyone to reprogram resources on the web. It is a visual programming environment for aggregating and manipulating feeds, a “Mashup 2.0” application in a way. Pipes derives its name from UNIX pipeline where the output of each process feeds directly as input of the next one. With Yahoo! Pipes … Continued

Five things

Ok I got the “things you didn’t know about me” virus from Sascha, here we go: In September 12, 1980 in Turkey, when the government was overthrown by the military, I was 4 years old. Right after the coup, it was not allowed to walk on the streets. I remember walking with my mom to … Continued

Natural Systems vs. Cultural Systems

Sascha Pohflepp posted an article on Brian Eno‘s talk at The University of the Arts Berlin. I like the last comment on “making” things: In the past, you took things apart and studied them, but an even better way is to make them. When Craig Reynolds studied the flocking of birds in 1986, he decided … Continued

Bubble-up Browsing

Brent released the Yummy Tag Buffet, a bubble-up browsing tool for personal del.icio.us tags and bookmarks. Bubble-up is an interaction/visualization metaphor we were discussing in the PLW last year. It is basically the comparison of the sizes of emerging visual elements in time. As certain tags are repeatedly used, they emerge as dominant keywords in … Continued

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