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Dataesthetic Principles of Networks, Form and Design

The primacy of information in all aspects of life requires a new understanding of aesthetic values.  The nature and scale of this change, from an industrial to information driven world, has deep implications, already reflected in visual design.  New realities have transformed aesthetic systems, so it’s useful to consider a dataesthetic perspective. Form and function […]

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Datacentric Data Collection – Seeing Is Creative

It’s crucial to understand that everything that happens in a dataesthetically designed space is potentially content.  Every user’s click, every author’s decision may have value at some future point in time.  Therefore, care must be taken to collect and categorize data as it’s generated, to facilitate that future use.  This doesn’t mean this data must […]

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Datacentric User-Driven Websites

Sites only get repeat visits with fresh content.  Not just any fresh content, but GREAT content.  Many bands already have a leg up: some have interesting but modestly recorded songs that aren’t really album worthy, but can be offered periodically as gifts to attract users (at strategic times).  Likewise, most rock shows are a terrific […]

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Micromedia

Not surprisingly the common domains around the term “micromedia” are occupied by microscopic entities unrelated to media in the conventional sense.  Still the concept behind the phrase remains valid: one key to developing the info-economy is development of laser-focused media outlets where the content, the specific information, is the magnet.  Micromedia leverage visibility and access […]

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Database Content and Creative Code

As a form, cinema has always had enormous potential to express rich, interior character perspectives, and deliver emotional content.  Audiences have always been quicker to suspend disbelief in theatrical environments, and realism enhances the experience.  The cool air, acoustic isolation, and darkness of the room, the cushion and contour of the seats, and the sheer […]

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Data Transcodes Imagination as Reality

Information, through transcoding, can take almost any form.  Sounds can be mapped to screens any number of ways.  Telecom and networks have transformed our relationship to the world around us.  Our cell phones now handle graphics, text and motion, and provide relatively robust, dense connections to the internet.  Text messaging has transcended the computer screen, […]

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