Temporal abstractions of information have always been important to communicate ideas, whether simple or complex. By translating information into a visual form, we're able to reflect upon it with a different perspective. This creation of perspective is the key to transposition.
Transposition is the ability to translate data from one form to another without a loss of information. Transposition is most often used as an algorithmic process to translate information into a more coherent and understandable format. With an increasingly computer enabled world, our collection and cataloging of data is growing by the second. With new forms of data comes the demand for new means to display those forms, and herein lies the job of the transpositionist.
The transpositionist must decide upon the appropriate algorithm to use to convey their perspective on the information. This can be for analysis, speculation, criticism, aesthetic abstraction, or simply experimentation. The end goal influences the disciplines the transpositionist must call upon to appropriately execute his or her idea.
This show includes projects with very different data sets and very different intentions. Data sets ranging from four letter words to prescription pharmaceuticals, to the blogosphere and beyond. Each takes on a unique method for presenting a perspective on information that otherwise would remain unseen.
Works exhibited included:
"A Shift in the Fabric" - Jeff Gray
"History of Sampling" - Jesse Kriss
"BlogViz" - Manuel Lima
"DrugQuilt" - Noah Pedrini
"base26" - Karsten Schmidt
"UUID Phonology" - Anna Robinson