Describing the city through repeated everyday actions
In his novel L’Innommable Beckett describes a strange world made up from a complex system of repetitive cyclical events. What is described as social architecture – the spatial / temporal organisation of everyday life- is often very similar to this: people do the same things at the same time. They follow the same routes in regular periods. Sometimes when riding the tram, visiting a cafe or going to the supermarket I recognize strangers who seem to live in the same “loops” like I do. The Project is a subjective description of the city as a set of repeating actions and events on different scales. A space composed of closed loops, intersecting each other. each loop is a thematic entity, a story: a stroll through the shelves of a local supermarket. Looking for a free place in a parking lot. A tourists guide round through a district. A hotel maid’s morning round.
link to the project , developed in the course of a Japan Foundation Fellowship
The Language of Networks is a symposium / exhibition I co-curated for Ars Electronica 2004. The lineup was interdisciplinary, including visualization developers, media artists, mathematicians and social scientists.
The festival website is offline, since ars electronica restructured their archive, but the pdf program can still be downloaded here.
A nice blogpost about the symposium can be found here.
Panel I – Information Visualization
Ulrik Brandes (DE) – Network Visualization and Graph Drawing Lothar Krempel (DE) – Communicating Empirical Information with Color Anne Nigten (NL) – Mental Maps W. Bradford Paley (USA) – Information Visualization: Meaning, Evolution, and Design; How to Engage Cognition Using Early Vision René Weiskircher (AT) – Network Visualization and Graph Drawing
Panel II – Mapping Research and Innovation
Jürgen Güdler (DE) – 2003 DFG Funding Ranking: Methods, Findings and Perspectives Nikolaos Kastrinos (EL) – Mapping the Social Sciences and Humanities in Europe: Needs, Challenges and Prospects Wolfgang Neurath (AT) – Social Network Analysis (SNA): A New Method for Exploring Patterns of Innovation Stefan Thurner (AT) – Complex Systems Theory, Evolution and Innovation
Panel III – Networks and Art
Gerhard Dirmoser (AT) – Depictions of Networks in the Field of Art – A Contribution to Diagrammatics Urs Hirschberg (CH) – Networks of Collective Authorship Astrit Schmidt-Burghardt (DE) – Art‘s Family Trees. On the Genealogical Transformation of Information
Panel IV – Networks and Power
Brian Holmes (FR/USA) – Control Networks, Productive Diagrams: The Limits of Representation Harald Katzmair (AT) – The Structure of Rugged Power Landscapes – Complexity Theory, Social Network Analysis and the Mathematics of Power Wouter de Nooy (NL) – Who Shall Survive in the Literary Field? Josh On (USA) – Network vs. Class
Panel V – Sociometry
Anton-Rupert Laireiter (AT) – Psychological Network Research Brigitte Marschall (AT) – Encounter as Life: Socio-theatrical Forms of Action in the Improvisational Theater of J. L. Moreno Michael Schenk (DE) – Network Analysis of Social Structures
Panel VI – Networks and Business
Harald Katzmair (AT) – A New Science Goes Business: Key-Account Management, Sales and Marketing by Means of Social Network Analysis Don Steiny (USA) – Networks and Meaning Gerhard Wührer (AT) – Marketing, Communication, and Project Networks in Technology Clusters – the Example of Upper Austria Michael Stampfer (AT) – Funding (the) Sources in Innovation Systems