Looking at data : Looking at us is an ongoing series of software experiments. The underlying question is, if co-producing with algorithms as a non-human actor yields new kinds information visualisations and/or interpretation, which may reveal: 1) new ways of experiencing/understanding the things we coexist with, 2) by looking at the things we encode in data about ourselves.
Places as sound patterns
Sound data of a geographic location measured over a set period of time is mapped around a circle. Over time a specific sound pattern for each place emerges. 

Time lapse animation:
30 Minutes of data from four different places compressed to 30 seconds

Films as rhythms of colours
Images of films are subtracted  at a set time frequency. Each of these images is divided into segments. The average colour of each segment is calculated. These colours are then visualised as a pattern of vertical lines either in accordance with the chronological progression of the film or according to different colour values.

Bronenossez Potjomkin (Panzerkreuzer Potemkin), Sergei Eisenstein 1925

Sympathy for the Devil,  Jean-Luc Godard 1968

Sympathy for the Devil,  Jean-Luc Godard 1968 (sorted from light to dark)

Urth, Ben Rivers 2016

Deforming the grid
The regular grid is an emblem for order and a structure with no center. It further constitutes a structure of connected lines.
A grid is deformed by environmental data. The intensity and frequency of the data becomes visible.
Remixing Images
Images from newspapers, fashion magazines, wildlife photography and so forth are removed from their context and composed into arrays of images.
Acting upon the smallest unit of each of these images – the pixel – they are recomposed into new images by using different types of randomness.

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