Friday, 27 February 2015

Icastic Visualizing Time

Another old project, Visualising time elicits people’s visual images of Time.

Interesting that the age-groups of the contributors are segmented in a linear fashion: 0-9, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, etc.   Though I am fond of the benefits of linear treatments of time, here there would be a good case for non-linear, on the basis that the differences between, say, 4-year-olds and 9-year-olds are much greater than between 14-year-olds and 19-year-olds, let alone 44-year-olds and 49-year-olds.

This attempt to gather and segment representations of Time is reflected in a recent RCA project by Flora Bowden and Dan Lockton for Suslab with the V&A to elicit drawings of Energy.
For that project, see Drawing Energy and Drawing Energy and Powerchord at the London Design Festival 2014

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Literature and Time

From the REACT Knowledge Exchange Hub (an old entry but still interesting)

‘Timelines offer readers a way to explore historical, biographical and contextual information about an author or book, but at present the timelines used in literary apps offer little more than their paper counterpart. Using data visualization and the affordance of the touch screen, Alex Butterworth of Amblr and Bradley Stephens of Bristol University will work with three classic literary texts to create a more dynamic, malleable and compelling form of timeline for the digital world.’