What used to be physical materials have become data structures, which are acted upon with and subsequently performed by algorithms. Algorithms offer new ways how data can be visualised, look at and experienced. Poetic data is an ongoing series of software experiments.
Places as sound patterns
Sound amplitude data of a geographic location measured over a set period of time is mapped around a circle. Over time a specific sound pattern of emerges.
The underlying algorithm exists in two different versions: One that draws the sound pattern consecutively and one that draws the pattern accumulatively over time.
A digital image is a set of pixels, each with a specific colour value and coordinate on screen. This makes it possible to calculate the average colour value of the pixels of images stored in a database.
Images are blended into each other over time. Different segments of the images are blended at different pace. This creates an endless loop of ever-changing juxtapositions and intermixings.