Title: Velocity: Landscapes of Collaborative Entanglement.
Your visitors become involved in a collaborative digital public engagement experience, shown in the city, or gallery. This artwork uses a custom made software APP which tracks the audience, and the data collected is represented as a visual collage of collective collaborative entanglement. What you experience is an interconnected system, an entangled virus of monitored collective behaviour.
The artwork becomes a real-time collective performance and the technology highlights how separate and stacked informational layers can be threaded to be made visible as an interwoven and entangled universe that has no borders. Velocity is not a bye product of your data but specifically asks for your data to create a shared landscape. The focus becomes participation and inclusivity within the larger system, rather than alienation and exclusivity.
Festival events and large Groups. This software is designed with festivals and large scale public events in mind. All your visitors can become involved in a massive collaborative digital artwork.
Exhibition Logistics. You also need to provide at least one good computer (connected to the internet) and one good projector as a minimum. It can also be shown as a triptych (which looks great) in which case you need three computers and three 4k projectors (or three very large screens).
A custom made app gathers data to the server ( IOS and Android) . Several data streams are merged some with machine learning through a unique stanza.api.The data is then visualised in three.js. ( It gets customised for each city)
Download Stanza Velocity APP (Updated JUNE 2023)
Artistic Context. The artwork demonstrates how everyday interactions can by using adaptive technologies create communities and wider social interaction which in turn allows for collaborative engagement. The artwork viewed becomes a self organising visualisation of the contemporary city as an organic system. Today the intersections of information, life, and machines display complexities that suggest the possibility of a much deeper synthesis within this entanglement. The artistic visualisation created is an alternative perspective based on human machine interactions that are structured through codified behaviors inferring collective agency. The concept is based on the idea of walking out the door, and knowing every single action, movement, sound, micro movement, pulse, and thread of information is being tracked, monitored, stored, analyzed, interpreted and logged and we are complicitly involved. Therefore how can we open this out as a collaborative entity of which we are all part, that benefits us all.
The artwork further comments on how we all be tracked and surveilled both now and in the future. Systems are now monitoring other systems controlled by ever more sophisticated algorithms. The machine is intelligently controlling its own version of itself, performing in real-time (the avatar city) enabled through the means of research and production. Velocity is not a closed off system but open to continual feedback, change, and response.
Essentially data is interpreted and remediated to create a generative screen-based artwork. In this living system it is the code, the algorithmic interpretation that facilitates gateways opening and closing, passages creating new meaning. The artwork redistributes global data almost as a commodity, identifying that the system of control is global and further demonstating our complicit and collaborative entanglement in these panoptic systems.
(c) Credits. Artwork by Stanza. Main website stanza.co.uk
Technical development; Stanza, Nick Rothwell, and Jonathan Jones Morris.