Microcity Databalls. 2004 - online version (2003)

Live CCTV webcams onto roving display device. Collects data from 400 cameras and radomly presents morphed real time image.The increase of technology infrastructure in the daily existence of a city means that technology will, more than ever be everywhere in our environment. Data mining will be part of the fabric of the landscape. Everything is or will be tracked. cctv, car sensors, tracking inside our phones and id card movement tracking in the guise of anti- terror activity. The patterns we make, the forces we weave, are all being networked into retrievable data structures that can be re-imagined and sourced for information. These patterns all disclose new ways of seeing the world.

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Data Balls rove the city creating new metaphors relevant to the experience of the city. The ball is made from polymer display material which captures images from the city The images sent over networks capturing the city. A city of data balls with retrievable narrative for new experiences of the city. Social sculptures contain information zones, banking data, etc Narratives from huge libraries of online videos images stories System accesses national data archives.

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The increase of technology infrastructure in the daily existence of a city means that technology will, more than ever be everywhere in our environment. Data mining will be part of the fabric of the landscape.

Everything is or will be tracked. cctv, car sensors, tracking inside our phones and id card movement tracking in the guise of anti- terror activity. The patterns we make, the forces we weave, are all being networked into retrievable data structures that can be re-imagined and sourced for information. These patterns all disclose new ways of seeing the world.

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