Rainbow Aggregator

Jason Salavon
Feb 19, 2014 10:59PM

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About the work: Using software processes of his own design, Jason Salavon generates and reconfigures masses of communal material to present new perspectives on the familiar. 

This work is a continuous, real-time representation of "trending topics" sourced from Twitter and Google. The relentless conversion of global activity into a scrolling, over-saturated rainbow seeks to address our abundant data-stream through both literal (the text) and abstract (the color) means. 

There are approximately 30 trends shown at any given time; all of which are updated every few minutes as the piece undergoes transitions. This cycling from quiet color fields to dense data composes the stream of information into visual stanzas, much like classical orchestration.

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