For your final project you will make a work around the topic of space/place/geography.

First read Vito Acconci’s Public Space in a Private Time. Reading response due next week.

Before you begin production, you should fill out a design brief. Here is the one I prepared for this assignment. Please prepare for next class.

Come to class ready to work on your project.

Finally, here are some projects I showed in class today:

Here is the newly revised Quantity assignment for next week.

And links again to the Flickr tools:
Advanced Flickr Search
Explore Flickr API
Paul’s Translation Tool

The reading for next class is Seeing is Believing

Next week’s assignment focus is Quantity. Your reading will be Psychic numbing and genocide.

You will be using Twitter or Flickr to gather data. Your end project should be a 2d graphic (Illustrator or Photoshop file) or an animation (Flash or animated gif).

Here are the instructions for using REST request format that Paul presented last week:
Twitter: REST console and REST API

Use the API to gather your data or you can manually search and compile the data for your content. That is up to you.

also, you may want to look at these sites too for some Flickr & Twitter statistics:

Twitter data sources
Social Media Reports more
Twitter Usage
Flickr Stats links
Popular Tags in Flickr
Explore Flickr

Here are some examples of art work using Flickr and Twitter to get you thinking:

Penelope Umbrico

Cassandra Jones: After Muybridge video and Compositions

David McCandless: Twitter Viz

What’s Up?!

Who is Talking about Breast Cancer?

Pamela Z: Geekspeak

Tim Clark: Atlas of the Habitual

Jenny Perlin: Flight

John Freyer: All My Life For Sale

Jonathan Harris: Today movie / Today web

Hasan Elahi: Tracking Transcience

Jacob O: My Daily Color Palette

Read You are not a Gadget (xerox provided in class)
Reading response
Redo assignment 1, 2 OR 3. Take into account my comments & your classmates comments & improve one of your three projects.
Begin collecting data for the Self Portrait project (details provided in class)
Play this game: Kern Type

Finish Assignment #3 (Conventional Info Graphic)
Read Surveillance Society by David Lyon (pdf in the readings section)
Write Reading Response

Extra Credit: Write a “panel” response for one (or both) of the first two panels, Data Visualization (9:30am) & Electronic Geographies (11am).

October 14th, 2011 – School of Film and Media Studies, SUNY Purchase College, Neuberger Museum Study

Artists, in recent years, have pioneered forms of interactive, environmental, and database art that document socio-political, cultural, and natural phenomena that were once the purview of the film and video documentary. While film and video had the ability to collect, record, narrate, and argue about the historical world, expanded documentarians utilize the full palette of digital media in order to engage audiences, participants, and users in the production, archiving, and mapping of the real. Interactive and multimedia works implicate spectators in the production of information and arguments about the world, foregrounding the public nature of the construction of knowledge.

TED Talk from last week (we did not have time!)

Open Gov Links:
Obama Open Government Memo from First Day in Office
Next Bus in SF

More data sets:
Bureau of Justice Stats
Accident Data on theCDC Stats page
Labor Statistics
Arrests in the US

Continue working with xls data sets in Many Eyes

Read Open Gov (xerox) & Write a Reading Response
[For those of you who were not in class, you can read the selection from Google Books. The assignment is Ch 2 & 6.]

Look at the links below to different data sets. Browse online for others. Pick one (or two or three) specific data sets you want to work with for your next assignment (Conventional Data Viz).

Be sure to read the OWL Purdue link below too about evaluating sources. Think about who collects the data, why, how and how often…

Evaluating Sources: OWL Purdue

Some starter data sources:

CIA World Factbook

>>As we saw in class, CIA Factbook is in HTML format and not ver friendly for use in Many Eyes or Excel. But, thanks to some resourceful people and online sharing, you can obtain CIA info from here.

Many Eyes
Read Me: Data Formats