Past events

Live: Super Stream Me 26 Nov 2015 at 20:00

A look back on one of the most ruthless live streaming experiments ever with Tim Den Besten and Nicolaas Veul as well as several special guests.

Live: VR Cinema Showcase 24 Nov 2015 at 20:00

Virtual reality pioneers show their latest works and reflect on both the hype and artistic potential of virtual reality and immersive media.

Live: The Art of Artificial Intelligence 23 Nov 2015 at 20:00

Live cinema event on artificial intelligence, including live presentations of Kyle McDonald, Dries Depoorter and Ross Goodwin.

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Text Trends

Text Trends is a sendup of the ubiquitous line graphs and related information returned by services like Google Trends.

Text Trends is a sendup of the ubiquitous line graphs and related information returned by services like Google Trends. The project takes the content generated by these types of X vs. Y search queries and reduces this process to its most essential elements: search terms, frequency mentioned and a timeline. In experiencing the piece, the viewer sits idly and watches animations plot out the ebb and flow (or lack thereof) of a series of search terms over the last four years.

This all plays out matter-of-factly with all the passion of a market index or a readerboard. Instead of the infoglut and hyper-interactivity of emerging news mashups and aggregators, Text Trends revels in stark pans across curated comparisons while exploring topics like political figureheads, temporality and politics.
Greg J. Smith

Project details

Year of development :2008
Created by:Martin John Callanan

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