MAT Projects

Visuals in the former LA Stock Exchange

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

The August edition of Mindshare was at the former Pacific Stock Exchange building in downtown Los Angeles. The building was built in 1929 and has great brown stone walls throughout. We were initially unsure of the effect of projecting onto this surface but the results were great. The colorful abstract shapes were imbued with a [...]

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Video of Aether visualization

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Below is a video clip of the live visualization of deleted tweets that I made as part of my masters project.   More information on the project, as well as a link to the thesis can be found here.

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Razzle redux: now with automation

Friday, August 20th, 2010

I recently dug up and improved Razzle, my custom-made VJ / performance program that I worked on at MAT last year. I added an automation feature that cycles through each animation every few minutes, and tweaks the animation parameters every few seconds, ensuring a constantly evolving display. The results were exhibited at August MindshareLA (pictures [...]

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Aether: Exploring people who delete their tweets

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

I presented my masters project on June 9th, 2010 to complete my degree of M.S. Multimedia Engineering in the Media Arts & Technology department at UCSB. I wanted to explore real-time data gathering and visualization and decided to use the Twitter API as the data source to see what I could do. My system consumes [...]

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Concepts for visualizing deleted tweets

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

My deleted tweet visualizations have been through several concepts that were practice for the real thing. I experimented with Parts-of-speech tagging, Automatic text classification and other tools in an effort to dig deeper into the tweets that people take back. Below are some prototypes that inspired the final product. Text categorization and tweet lifetime (how [...]

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Deleted Tweets: taking back what was said

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

For my master’s project I am looking at deleted Tweets. More specifically, I am catching tweets that have been marked deleted by their sender and visualizing how they connect to the user themselves. To make this all possible I had to make some software that gathers and stores a high volume of tweet data for [...]

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