via Mithru’s website >> more info there with detailed explanation of the project.
Aleph of Emotions is a project that was created during my study at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. The project is about emotions and the possible observable patterns in global emotions.
The Aleph, according to author, Jorge Luis Borges, is a point in the Universe where all other points exist. Therefore, anyone looking at the Aleph could see everything in the Universe at once. In this project, I use the Aleph as a metaphor for an archive; Aleph of Emotions refers to an archive of emotions. This archive is produced by data collected from twitter. Data is collected based on keywords that define certain emotions. The results are finally presented with an interactive object.
Aleph of Emotions is an interactive object that allows users to view worldwide emotions collected from twitter. The camera-like interface allows users to point along a particular direction, focus to a place along that direction and click to view a visualization of emotions in that place. The intention is to explore and find patterns in human emotions with relation to space and time.
Special Thanks to the following people for their guidance and feedback for this project.
Mui Rui Yi
Music Source: (Orbique: Always now never after)
Emotions are categorized on the basis of Plutchik’s theory into joy, sadness, trust, disgust, fear, anger, surprise and anticipation. Plutchik also created a wheel-like diagram to explain his theory. In most illustrations, each emotion has a particular colour (see link below). These exact colours were used to visualize each emotion in this project.
Data is visualized for each day of the week and overall as well. The top most bar shows an overall distribution of emotions for the place. Each bar that follows represents a day of the week starting from Sunday.
Yellow represents joy, light green represents trust, dark green represents fear, light blue represents surprise, dark blue represents sadness, pink represents disgust, red represents anger and orange represents anticipation.
more info at LASALLE >>
Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer digital currency:
Bitcoins can be sent easily through the Internet,
Transactions are irreversible,
They are safe from uncontrolled inflation
Bitcoin is an experimental new digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is also the name of the open source software which enables the use of this currency.
The software is a community-driven open source project, released under the MIT license and originally created by Satoshi Nakamoto.
Bitcoin is one of the first implementations of a concept called crypto-currency which was first described in 1998 by Wei Dai on the cypherpunks mailing list. Building upon the notion that money is any object, or any sort of record, accepted as payment for goods and services and repayment of debts in a given country or socio-economic context, Bitcoin is designed around the idea of using cryptography to control the creation and transfer of money, rather than relying on central authorities.
Sourced from Bitcoin.org and Wikipedia.
Windows (exe) 9.3 MB (zip) 13 MB
GNU/Linux 12 MB
Mac OS X 13 MB
Bitcoins are sent easily through the Internet, without needing to trust any third party.
Are irreversible by design
Are fast. Funds received are available for spending within minutes.
Cost very little, especially compared to other payment networks.
The supply of bitcoins is regulated by software and the agreement of users of the system and cannot be manipulated by any government, bank, organization or individual. The limited inflation of the Bitcoin system’s money supply is distributed evenly (by CPU power) to miners who help secure the network.
Instant photography was introduced in 1948, a year after instant film in New York city. A remarkable fact from the action of taking an instant picture is that there is no post-editing, therefore the photograph results seconds later as an approximately faithful sample of a ‘moment’.
The Polaroid Land Camera model 103
In 2008 Polaroid announced it would discontinue the production of film, yet in 2009 it was announced the comeback of instant cameras. Instagram was launched in october 2010…
In its largest acquisition deal to date, Facebook made an offer to purchase Instagram (with its 13 employees) for approximately $1 billion in cash and stock in April 2012, with plans to keep it independently managed. The Office of Fair Trading gave the deal the ‘green light’ on August 14, 2012, and on August 22, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission in the United States closed its investigation, allowing the deal to proceed.
Yesterday I found out about the Impossible Instant Lab project via Kickstarter’s mailing list… amazingly it has managed to surpass its goal by more than 50% within 4 days. It somehow seems to me like the visual input and output ‘needed’ by the human eye is dominating culture in a way that leaves no room for thought nor reflection to penetrate the blindness of [i(eye)]. Smart phones are indeed a useful toy, and they also appear to be a time-compressed-handy-candy-for-individuals, optimism in the gates of a dusked dawn.
During early 2010, in caracas… i worked with trujillo on some tracks in his studio… one of those tracks, Dark Days… is now on a compilation released by a new english label (slo-mo house scene) called ISM Records, cool!
promotion is running now… and a forthcoming EP for the track… happy about that… looking fwd for reactions…
soon… a complete overview of this compilation album…
A COLLECTION OF SLO-MO CUTS & LATE NIGHT TAKES
For the first time ever Ism Records has globally compiled one of the strongest line-ups of todays studio technicians, striving to find a new sound, a zone between a slower house groove, bumping boogie, epic soul jams, and inspired sampling. Since early 2000 an entire legion of producers and new school editors emerged including Todd Terje, Yam Who? Mark E, with inspired reworks, modern day mid-tempo sonic affairs allowing the content to be quite diverse, obscure and downbeat minimalistic. Nearly a decade on and we are fully into the digital era, where bedroom musical sculptures appear overnight with a new take on this sound. Ism has brought a select few of them together and has carefully selected an album to highlight this highly refined style, music that reflects modern living, the perfect soundtrack for bar life, beach lounging and those lazy page turning weekend mornings.
Jona Saucedo – Nature (Original Mix)
Heion – It Can Be (Original Mix)
Martin Ruiez – Golden Sugar (Original Mix)
TRUJILLO Feat BERNARDO – Dark Days (Original Mix)
MR.CHICAGO – Bad Dub (Original Mix)
Beaten Space Probe – Rainy Night (Original Mix)
Rayko – So In Love (Original Mix)
Ajello – That Groove Again (Original Mix)
78 Edits – Serious (Original Mix)
Drop Out Orchestra – Get Up (Original Mix)
Magnetic Soul – Heads Over (Original Mix)
The Legendary 1979 Orchestra – The Living (Original Mix)
Deadly Sins – Give Me love (Original Mix)
Yam Bee – Natural Off (Original Mix)
Sleazy McQueen – What I Need (Original Mix)
Yam Who? – Talkin To Myself (Original Mix)
Electric Boogie – The Flow (Original Mix)
Matthew Kyle – Bad Days (Original Mix)
Out Soon on CD & Double 12″
Steve Jobs showed the world what human innovation and creative thinking can do. Steve Jobs not only had great products but he has changed the world with them. He was our modern day Benjamin Franklin. Thank you Steve and may you rest in peace! I think it’s only appropriate to thank you Bill Gates and Sergy Bin for your work as well that most of us have taken for granted.