This reminded me of this:

There was also a slot on Capitol fm about a decade ago where they have someone read out bits of information that had loose links to the previous word they started with.

Videos all expressing information overload edited and collated into one video. Jumping from video to video, with sounds.

Audio points:

Stop animation works with presenting a large number and continuous amount of information.

Descriptive words and tone (type, movement of type and images) helps get the message of information overload in a literal form.


Linking words together through the exploration of word association often seen in Wikipedia and search machines showing relevant and irrelevant definitions from previous words. Hopefully expresses the term information overload is dumb.

Brief look into face reading in criminology and discovered that half of what Lyle Miller found out about the generic features of a criminal, is also found in what people generally dub as dumb facial features: downward slanting eyes, low and straight brow, out angled ears.

Taken from Lyle Miller’s Mugshot results:

Eyes:                                  up angled                          down angled

25%                                     70%

Upper eye lid                   double eye lid                   single eye lid

94%                                     6%

Lower eye lid                   near to straight               curved

77%                                     22%

Eye brow                          angled                                 straight                            curved

30%                                     60%                                   9%

Nose padding                  small                                   big

74%                                     25%

Ears                                    out angled                         in angled

56%                                     38%

Lip proportions               full lower lip                      full upper lip    (some had both)

48%                                     62%

Chin shape                       angled                                 straight                           curved

17%                                      82%                                   0%

some mug shots here’s link:

Seeing as its easy to discriminate I thought directing towards animal faces as a pun if anyone gets it would be more appropriate, and would have more meaning to the sense of feeling dumb:

Kinetic type idea I did for the the previous project-starts with one word-few other correlated words added-more associated words to the correlations-build up a network of words that eventually has no relation to the first original word. What people can experience when their on the net searching for one topic and eventually find themselves completely removed from what they wanted to look for on the internet.

Influenced from:

Muybridge race horse animated gif.

Ross Phillips

This is just sexeh.

Later friend pointed this out:

Only in Japan…

Random quotes

Random links

After the meeting on Monday I was suggested to look up Golan Kevin and Jenny Holtzer.

Golan’s, ‘Audiovisual Environmental Suite’:

Golan Kevin ‘Audiovisual Environmental Suite’ focuses on the movements of the participant to dictate the visual patterns produced through a projected interface. Obviously there’s some processing behind the visuals and participant movements, and previous research has led me to focus more on the visual meaning and how the viewer reacts to the information presented to them, rather then the coding needed to make these react as a live feed.

Looking at the visuals used in his works has helped me visualise a way of representing information in a graphic form here are some tests I’ve made using After Effects, eventhough it may not be a live feed its a illustrated method of showing how music and online communication over the internet may look like:

Single track.

Numerous tracks.

Added online chatter to interpret the amount of music information is on the internet that people play and download all the time.

After being asked about what this video was and what it had to do with the internet, I had my doubts about using this as a clear message about information overload on the internet.

Random information in the form of quotes, test random selection via javascript.

Link to simple visual overload: suggestions to further engulf audience.

Through this BLOG I was directed to this SITE which is considerably more complex then my random quote section test. It takes the drop down search bar on Google into a more visual and abstract method of presenting optional information.

What do you suggest is a similar concept where the links between a selected word varies from low to high association so the program could pick out a word that means the opposite, or that has the same  meaning, or links it to how you would structure that word in a  sentence, etc…

Simon Everly a web designer posted this in his blog about some interesting patterns he discovered while testing out these ‘suggestion’ sites:

‘There are some recurring themes which have emerged as I’ve been playing with the site during its creation. Among other things, it seems people do rather a lot of searching on the topics of music, religion and relationships.

Sometimes the results are sad, like the people searching for free ebooks on relationships for dummies, and sometimes hopeful like looking for love.

Health is also a recurring theme with the names of medicines, diseases and symptoms appearing over and over again.

Differences and similarities are often highlighted between males and females.’

‘The power of suggestion’ Simon Everly

(Accessed Feb 14 2010 )


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