February 14, 2007

some images i’ve pulled out of to start the discussion of how we represent our “relational projects” :


Essai d’une Distribution Genealogique des Sciences et des Arts Principaux


FreshMadrid is a group of individuals and architecture studios based in Madrid. The group’s innovative position can be clearly identified with the incorporation of different projecting tools from sociology, politics, anthropology, biology, economics, and ecology, which extend and reinforce the concept of multidisciplinarity, offering a space for those between the hybrid universe of architecture and contemporary art. FreshMadrid uses interactive strategies and the web to stimulate a shared common creation and to support the production of new works and projects through new relation formats.


TraceEncounters is a social network tracking and visualization project. It was debuted September 3 in Linz, Austria at the 2004 Ars Electronica festival. White circles connect cliques of size greater than 3 when the user clicks the ‘Find cliques’ button.
The brighter links mean more encounters between the two people involved, and they’re also the strongest springs, so it’s possible to extract cliques by pulling out one or more of the people involved in the clique. (Often the greenest ones – the people having the most connections to other people regardless of the number of conversations – are the best to pull on; they’re intentionally the easiest to pick when several nodes are nearby.


NodeMail is a visualization tool for email and a free and open device for social activism. The application renders NetActivism visible by exploiting email technology. It provides information about the social relations that configure the communication of any activism-related message.


For an upcoming documentary by Benedikt Bjarnason, RhNav – Rhizome Navigation was used to create animated visualizations of large genealogy data sets. RhNav is a development framework based on processing for building data mining and information visualization related (real-time) applications. The images shown here illustrate a 3d family tree starting with director Bjarnason at the bottom and going up to early icelandic settlers from early 10th century. The graph layout was done using an adapted force-directed algorithm and features more than 3300 persons.


One Response to “”

  1. peter fuller Says:

    simply amazing! I’m still tracing my own family tree back if anyone has info of any Winn family members from High Wycombe get in touch!

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