Emergence Project: Representing a Textual Discourse

via information aesthetics on 11/18/08

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The Emergence Project [emergenceproject.org] is a “software art” installation exhibited at Hyde Park Art Center‘s digital building facade gallery. It is based on the ideas and textual discourse that emanated out of the Chicago Humanities Festival: its presentations, performances, and panel discussions were captured, analyzed, and processed into a set of dynamic data visualizations that evolve dynamically over time.

The generative data artwork uses simple morphological rules to animate word clusters, based on linguistic proximity, similarity, and difference. It deliberately utilizes computer-generated animation to chart how complex patterns arise out of a multiplicity of simple interactions, a phenomenon known as “emergence“.

Via Visual Complexity.

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