Semiotics, software and media visualization

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Semiotics, software and media visualization

  1. 1. Semiotics,softwareandmedia visualizationE. ReyesAssociate Professor, Université de Paris 13ereyes.netConference at Anaglifos Art Factory, Barcelona, Spain, on June 1st.Semiofest 2013Coordinator: Gabriela Pedranti
  2. 2. Lev Manovich Jacques FontanilleMediavisualizationScientificimagery
  3. 3. Media visualization?visualize large amounts of visual mediaobserve patterns of timeanalyze culture
  4. 4. Scientific imagery?allows to see the invisibleoccurs within a scientific argumentrequires scientific experience + taking decisions
  5. 5. Image plot of Van Gogh productionImagePlot, Lev Manovich, 2009
  6. 6. Car-Parrinello Simulations of Biological SystemsMichele Cascella, c. 2004
  7. 7. Expression plane Content planetransducting measurements ofmaterial elementsproduced by direct interpretationduring exploration
  8. 8. 3. Visual experience 4. Sensory experience1. Scientific experience2. Conceptual experienceallows the creation ofcontributes toreferential illusion5. Practical experiencevisual transductiondeviceintervention in
  9. 9. The invisible ofvisual media?• Visual features• Spatial and temporal patterns• Software operations
  10. 10. 389 types of visual features dataFeatureExtractor, Lev Manovich, 2011
  11. 11. A sequence from Game of Thrones entry titles
  12. 12. Average brightness of 150 frames from the sequenceImageJ, E. Reyes, 2012
  13. 13. 3D motion structure modelImageToObject, E. Reyes, 2013
  14. 14. Motion structure printedE. Reyes, 2013
  15. 15. Software operationsExpression plane Content planeArchitectonic Space Semantic Space
  16. 16. Adobe Photoshop 1.0, Thomas & John Knoll, 1990
  17. 17. What is the structure of retouching a photo?the cycle
  18. 18. ...what if we go outside Photoshop?
  19. 19. Context Free, Chris Coyne, 2005-today Pd, Miller Puckette, 1996-today
  20. 20. Which are the lessons, practically?Use legends and other metadata[ layers of interpretative codes ]Assemble a narrative[ it’s the skeleton of an argument ]Don’t panic if your images foster “mundane” readings[ they are useful for scientific dissemination ]Search for different visual configurations[ welcome to the society of software ]Document the scientific experience[ it’s background for conventions and visual experience ]
  21. 21. Thank you for your attention// ereyes.net

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