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Newsdrip [Phase four]

Pettican, Anneké and Roberts, Spencer (2006) Newsdrip [Phase four]. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Newsdrip documents the shifting emphasis and subject matter of the online news media. It is as much an index of significance as it is of the ephemeral.

Phase four of the project is a fully functional prototype of the hardware and software that will run the final installation.

Our software reads the front pages of a number of online newspapers, counts the occurences of a variety of place names and then triggers a series of dripping devices based on this information. In the final installation the resulting ripples will highlight locations of current media significance by dripping onto the surface of two large-scale, counterposed maps.

The software is live and the information updates constantly. The sensitivity of the system will increase over time as the coordinates of new locations are added to our database.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: Commissioned for CRISIS, a programme of new media commissions and residencies at ISIS Arts. The 12 month programme included 6 small commissions and short residencies, 2 two-month joint artist and curator residencies, 3 evening networking events at ISIS and 2 presentation events hosted for visiting international artists. The programme was curated by Michelle Hirschhorn.
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
T Technology > T Technology (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture > Creative Interdisciplinary Research Centre > Digital Media: Materiality and Performativity in Creative Practices
School of Art, Design and Architecture > Creative Interdisciplinary Research Centre
School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Briony Heyhoe
Date Deposited: 20 May 2008 15:02
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2010 10:38
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/767

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