Walter Rafelsberger
Since 2004
Works in United States of America

Walter Rafelsberger currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria. His main focus in an art related context is his analysis of the relevance of material in an increasingly digital environment.

Since the mid-90ies his video works focus on artefacts of digital compression technologies and automated image manipulation and went so far to the founding of "marod visuals".

Also worth mentioning is the development of "RhNav - Rhizome Navigation" (2003-2006) which provides interactive visualizations based on user behaviour and attention data analysis.

Other recent works include Animation Supervision on Virgil Widrich's animation short "Fast Film" (2003) and together with Markus Loder-Taucher the creation of "Raumstation Kuhbase" (2001), pilot film for a science fiction animation serial.

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RhNav - Rhizome Navigation Online Demo

RhNav (Rhizome Navigation) is a continuous work in progress by Walter Rafelsberger that aims to visualize data through analyzation of user behaviour (recently described with the more popular term attention data). Although still in an experimental stage, an online demo and screencast videos were released, showing the possibilities of the upcoming application. The online demo loads and visualises last week's user behaviour of the Wiki "Metaportal der Medienpolemik" and continues with visualising current site traffic (Don't think it freezes after a while, this just means that traffic isn't actually very high on MdM. If you continue browsing the site you'll see that the graph will adapt to your behaviour.) The application is non-interactive for now. Navigation and usability is the next step. Remember it's just a tech demo drawing a graph.

For further information visit RhNav's developer site: