Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, Dataﬂags: Lehmann Brothers (2014)
Somerset paper, screenprint, data from the last ten years of Lehman Brothers’ ﬁnancial trading, electric paint, soundsystem, custom code, voice soprano (Madge).
Dalziel and Pow, Engaging Spaces exhibit at Retail Design Expo, London, March 2015. A
combination of data projection and conductive ink is used to create an interactive mural:
“Aestheticode is a machine readable and human readable aesthetic encoding system. It is similar in function to a barcode,
except it looks like a Sol LeWitt wall painting or Gerhard Richter's window in the Cologne Cathedral. Its complexity is
similar to that of morse code”.
Steve Benford’s introduction to the project is at:
“We’ve made a musical instrument that tells you its
own life story. It captures its history and will play it
back to you”
Tangible Memories project: http://tangible-memories.com
• An app that enables residents to work with families and care staff to create their own
interactive life history books or group history books. Stories are recorded into the book and
played back by simply scanning pages of the book.
• An interactive rocking chair that enables residents to listen to audio including sounds of
nature, poems and favourite music.
• A tactile patchwork cushion which can be programmed to play favourite music or audio
stories – personalized for individual residents, using printed images and visual recognition
• A ‘pick up to play’ music app, that makes listening to a memory ﬁlled music playlist as simple
as picking up the phone.
• The use of Virtual Reality headsets that can transport residents to local landmarks and places
they are no longer able to visit.
Physical Charts, a project by Microsoft Research Cambridge for the Tenison Road
community project that set out to encourage civic engagement with locally generated
data, such as surveys on trafﬁc and air quality. The result is a mechanical pie chart
made from slices of sheet plastic attached to a central motor and bar chart constructed
from motorised measuring tapes, both of which animate to display real-time data.
They are now on display in a shop window in Cambridge.