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MIT8 Public Private May 4 2013


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A talk on +City given at MIT8 Media in Transition May 4 2013

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MIT8 Public Private May 4 2013

  1. 1. +City Faisal Anwar & Siobhan O’FlynnData Visualization’s Troubling of the Digital Public/Private Spheres
  2. 2. +city• what is it?• analysis of a collective digital psychogeography, documenting thetransformation of public space & public interaction duringScotabank Nuit Blanche 2010, 2011 & 2012• an archival tool analyzing twitter hashtag content generatedduring the event & impact of digital communications on actions• a series of data visualizations: mobile app & web-based• a social experiment in participatory installation SNB 2012• a granular qualitative analysis & mapping of traces of affect in real-time & post-event in content uploaded to digital public sphere• cross-referencing of content on multiple social media platforms:YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Instagram & Twitter
  3. 3. Nuit Blanche 2010what is it?- mass mobilization of a diverse public(s) activelyseeking art
  4. 4. patience.... play....RT @mypaleskin: This is officially the worst G20 ever. #snbTOby nparts via twitter at October 2, 2010 11:30:55 PMEDTPolice officer says all is quiet. "Nothing ever happens atthese things."by lisleong via twitter at October 3, 2010 1:45:27 AM EDTpeace.... Nuit Blanche 2010Dundas Square
  5. 5. Nuit Blanche 2010what is it?- multi-pov / 360 photo/video time-lapse capture ofevents- dispersed across multiple platforms
  6. 6. Nuit Blanche 2010what is it?- catalyst for guerrilla art projects- moments documented across platforms
  7. 7. Nuit Blanche- 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 - close to 1 million people participate- mass mobilization of public(s) networking via social media tonavigate urban space- conventions of public behaviour change...- relaxation and transformation of social norms- changed experience of citizenshiplearning outcomes valuable for ...- understanding influence of social media on embodied action- future urban planning and policy strategies for the arts & culturein Toronto- urban & cultural studies on the creative city- suggest new methods of design for civic engagement & urbanplanning
  8. 8. Nuit Blanche2012 hashtags #snbto 10,000+ tweets#nuitblanche 14,000+ tweets2011 hashtags #snbto 8,000+ tweets#nuitblanche 10,000+ tweetsTwitter as citation systemwhat does a hashtag signify?- intention to communicatewith a ‘global’ public- #snbto - ‘share your night’
  9. 9. +City early goal: Geolocate hashtag content inreal time - density/peak map of installation buzzInvisible Cities Christian Marc Schmidt & Liangie Xia 2010-2011
  10. 10. March 2011.. geolocating curtailed
  11. 11. Mark HansenBen RubinListening Post2004Jonathan HarrisSep KamvarI Want You ToWant Me2008prior conventions of ethical practice
  12. 12. NY Times Interactive - Cascade. April 2011
  13. 13. breakingnews
  14. 14. twitter content is hard to retrieve...retroscraping... April 20, 2013
  16. 16. +city 2013 #HASTAC2013
  17. 17. +city 2013 #MIT8
  18. 18. Siobhan O’Flynn, PhDPlusCity DesignUniversity of AnwarPlusCity