180x120: Designing Alternate Location Systems

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dc.contributor.author Paulos, Eric en_US
dc.contributor.author Burke, Anthony en_US
dc.contributor.author Jenkins, Tom en_US
dc.contributor.author Marcelo, Karen en_US
dc.contributor.editor San Francisco Museum of Art Design Curator en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-16T05:03:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-16T05:03:43Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2008005236 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Paulos Eric et al. 2007, '180x120: Designing Alternate Location Systems', Proceedings of the 2007 conference on Designing for User eXperiences, San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Art en_US
dc.identifier.issn - en_US
dc.identifier.other J1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12226
dc.description.abstract Background In October 2005, Anthony Burke with Eric Paulos of Intel Labs, Berkeley were invited to design a live media installation at the San Francisco Museum of Art for an event opening. The piece was titled 180x120, drawing in a crowd of over 180 people whose presence and activity over 120 minutes created the installation itself. Contribution 40% Design, fabrication, site and contract negotiation, installation and publicity. This work was a collaboration between information technologists and architects aimed at spatially visualizing real time data of crowd behaviours. My contribution was specifically with regard to the overlap of the material and information systems, and means through which the evolving digital display could be matched to a material substrate. Significance 180x120 is an early example of a live data driven media installation, created at the invitation of the creative director of the SFMoMA in 2005. Our research aims were to interrogate the relationship between private physical location and public consumption of this now easily available information, raising issues of privacy and the extent of personal boundaries in information space. This research explicitly explores the creative possibilities between digital information and encoded material systems marking a moment of temporal, material and digital synthesis. Our research aim was to explore and understand the spatial and visual consequences of this alignment. This blending of interactive media and performance based (crowd based) art was a novel contribution to new media practice and research at the time. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher San Francisco Museum of Art en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title 180x120: Designing Alternate Location Systems en_US
dc.parent Proceedings of the 2007 conference on Designing for User eXperiences en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation San Francisco Museum of Art en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 9 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.A/DRsch Ctre for Human Centred Technology Design en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120101 en_US
dc.personcode 0000049466 en_US
dc.personcode 100745 en_US
dc.personcode 0000050427 en_US
dc.personcode 0000050428 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Architectural Design en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom Conference on Designing for User eXperiences en_US
dc.date.activity 20071105 en_US
dc.location.activity San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Webste en_US
dc.description.keywords RFID, Location tracking, tessellation, Crowds, design en_US
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