Maurice Benayoun's real-time data visualization artworks
Emotion Forecast and Occupy Wall Screens are part of Maurice Benayoun's Mechanics of Emotions series of over 20 works, that depict the Internet as the nervous system of the world.
Occupy Wall Screens (2012). The left side of the piece projects data collected from search engines that maps and assesses the emotional trends of cities active in the OWS movement, and on the right side shows the market trend of financial stocks. 99% down, 1% up!
Emotion Forecast (2010) measures 48 emotions on websites related to current events in more than 3200 cities worldwide, revealing the results in a hyperactive map.
Maurice Benayoun is a French pioneer new-media artist and theorist based in Paris and Hong Kong. His work employs various media, including (and often combining) video, immersive virtual reality, the Web, wireless technology, performance, large-scale urban art installations and interactive exhibitions. Read more...