Baily & Tom Corby - Cyclone.soc
Cyclone.soc is a projected installation that brings together two
contemporary phenomena: severe weather and the polarised nature of debate
that occurs in some online newsgroup forums. The project maps live conversation
from political and religious newsgroups onto the isobars of hurricanes
and the complex structure of the weather is used to visualise the churn
and eddies of newsgroup debate.
Gavin Bailey's work has focused on developing
conjunctions of software-based visualisation and the data traces of social
processes. Tom Corby's research is concerned with challenging received
assumptions about the role of software/computer code as a platform for
'productivity' and 'functionality'.
Recent exhibitions include Simplicity:
Ars Electronica 2006, Linz , Austria
Art meets media: Adventures in Perception
at NTT Inter-Communication
Center (ICC), Tokyo and File media art festival,
Sao Paulo , Brazil .