Title. Mind Map
Context. This is a piece of net art, a poetic interpretation made using custom made computer code to create a software system that can been seen online through a browser. Data has become the medium of the age and it can be offers insight into the way our world is given shape and meaning.
In this case what we see are the paths traveled by all the books taken out of Milton Keynes library over the last five years. It appears as a 3d space, a hybrid map of the movements of the books to their destination. The books travel down roads and paths to roundabouts to peoples houses. The books are shown traveling to the postcode destination.
This massive data visualization moves organically orbiting around the library at the center of activity. Its a hub of knowledge spreading through the town creating a new world.
There are 160,000 books in the massive data visualization system.
Commissioned by Milton Keynes Libraries and funded by Arts Council England as part of The Digitalis Programme.
Click here to enter and experience the artwork online.
Exhibition. Available for touring and exhibitions. Best shown on large projector.
Or watch the video below
Mind Map from Stanza on Vimeo.