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Lev Manovich


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Lev Manovich

  1. 1. POWER POINT ASSIGNMENT <ul><li>By: Jelena Martinovic </li></ul>
  2. 2. Lev Manovich: Social Data Browsing <ul><li>The computer can be used to create artistic representations that link the individual and the social without subsuming one in the other. </li></ul><ul><li>Range of computer techniques available for organizing and viewing data. </li></ul><ul><li>Software to search data Eg. Flickr, web-based photo sharing service, chats, blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Computers can be expected to be used to represent abstract concepts and relationships beyond the limitations of non-digital art. </li></ul><ul><li>The innovative organization of sets of photos (the flexibility of the material), </li></ul>
  3. 3. New Types of Representation <ul><li>Social data browser: Navigate between the intimate details of people’s experiences and the larger social groupings </li></ul><ul><li>The particular and the general are presented simultaneously, without being sacrificed to the other. </li></ul><ul><li>Golan Levin’s The Dumpster, </li></ul><ul><li>The incompatible points of view of Tolstoy and Durkheim – the subjective experience and the social facts are brought together via the particular information architecture and navigation design of The Dumpster. </li></ul><ul><li>The Dumpster: the Currently Selected Breakup is yellow. The bubbles are coloured to indicate their similarity. </li></ul>
  4. 4. A New Period of Data Exploration <ul><li>William Gibson: By naming his recent novel Pattern Recognition, Gibson points to the new period we are living in now. It is a period when more prosaic but ultimately more consequential ways of exploring data have come to the forefront, including search engines available to the masses and data mining as used by companies and government agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>User information can be virtually navigated by companies and agencies through search engines in creating data banks. Eg. Google blog search, </li></ul><ul><li>We are unknowingly contributing to market research or government surveillance. </li></ul><ul><li>We are simultaneously the dots of Andreas Gursky and with one click the figures of Matthew Barney’s The Cremaster Cycle. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Article’s Assumptions <ul><li>The concept of social data browsing assumes that all online information is accessible. </li></ul><ul><li>i.e. search engine restrictions, restrictions imposed by individual users limits the results of the data collected for The Dumpster. </li></ul><ul><li>Manovich assumes that the virtual will aid the limitations of the human in searching for data in a variety of places. </li></ul><ul><li>The new navigational tools of the internet both horizontally, vertically, and diagonally between the particular and the general are an extension of human intelligence in corresponding gathered data into new kinds of social representations. </li></ul><ul><li>The cyborg is created through the enhancement of technology. </li></ul><ul><li>The use of the internet in research: Internet-Based Data Collection: Promises and Realities by Jacob A. Benfield and William J. Szlemko </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 6. Relevant Cyber/Digital Concepts <ul><li>Social Data Browsing: allows you to navigate between the intimate details of people's experiences and the larger social groupings. </li></ul><ul><li>Eg. The Secret Lives of Numbers, </li></ul><ul><li>an exhaustive empirical study, with the aid of custom software, public search engines and powerful statistical techniques, in order to determine the relative popularity of every integer between 0 and one million. The resulting information exhibits an extraordinary variety of patterns which reflect and refract our culture, our minds, and our bodies. </li></ul><ul><li>Levin’s virtual navigation: In typical hypermedia you move horizontally between pages or scenes connected by links. In typical information visualization you 'move upward', so to speak - from the level of individual data to larger patterns that become visible when the numerous data points are turned into a single image or a shape. But in Levin's group portrait, you are encouraged to navigate both horizontally, vertically, and diagonally between the particular and the general. </li></ul><ul><li>BlogPulse Live, http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Charts blogs by categories </li></ul>