October, 9, 2012:

  • What if I created a script/program that would transform a word into visuals? Any string of words could be transformed into visuals? Encoding…
  • What if I created a system in which people could input something and get a visual output?
  • Space Database: if you created a database of all the elements in a space and then gave the user different ways of being able to sequentially experience that database… would the user get something meaningful out of this?
  • Take a mosaic approach to all this… multiple voices in a single volume…
  • Google Images: Endless loop… feed one image onto itself..
  • Creating a video that ask ‘what is uniqueness’, ‘are you unique?’, ‘is everyone unique?’
  • A film that structurally reflects the data
  • Return to orality (as a way to make something unique), every email into video
  • DNA is identity
  • Movement encoded into text
  • Video Dictionary, of a street, of my block
  • Extend: Dots… include multiple images at once, instead of just one image
  • Make people give me instructions to make a book
  • I challenge you… Plato! (Challenging Plato’s theory of Forms)
  • Put a giant something(a coin) and try to look for its story… let people dictate its story
  • Database of the dead… put a bunch of pictures of dead graves…

Previous Thoughts:

  • Data visualization as the connection between content and form
  • Singularity/Plurality data viz deals with the issue in an interesting way
  • From content to data
  • How do we give meaning to the singular and the plural?
  • It should be narrative
  • Design is about adding layers of meaning, not taking them away
  • That’s what makes design human
  • It’s about engaging people
  • Web design sucks because it doesn’t take meaning into consideration
  • Computers are good at remembering. Humans are good at grasping information.
  • Data visualization is made to create understanding. I want to deal with different emotions.
  • Give control to the user, as a way to make it unique
  • Design of the preferences
  • “If people cared about math, they wouldn’t play the lottery”
  • Looking for a process to play out