Thursday, June 11, 2009

Corby & Baily

Tom Corby and Gavin Baily are pair of Brittish artists who work with digital media.
I particularly like their work Cyclone.soc

The project maps textual conversation taken from the political and religious newsgroups to the isobars of a dynamic, interactive weather visualization of hurricanes - whose complex structures are used to visualize the conversational churn and eddies of the newsgroup conversations.

I like this work because the "contemporary phenomena" of "the polarized nature of debate" that occurs in certain online newsgroup forums is quite hilarious, and the fact that they've almost parodied the futility of it by mixing it with meteorology is even funnier.

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