Keyword: Measure

Resources

Normaal / Mark Henning

„A performative design research that explores how the handshake – a simple social gesture – has become coded with immense nationalistic meaning and examines how our definition of normal influences our suspicions of others.“

http://www.markhenning.nl

Open Data Cam / moovel Lab

„‚Open Data Cam‘ is a tool that helps to quantify the world. With computer vision ‚Open Data Cam‘ understands and quantifies what it sees. The simple DIY setup allows everybody to become an urban data miner.“

https://lab.moovel.com/projects/opendatacam

Marc Buchy

Palm Dial

„Inspired by different technics (dating back from XVIth century until our contemporary „survivalists“) the three gloves of Palm Dial transform the hand of the user in tools to measure the passing of time, creating a direct link between the position of the body and the course of the sun.“

O&I

„0&I is a computer software, freely downloadable and installable by the user-viewer on his computer.

This software creates a discreet but permanent modification on the way the computer works. The software changes the blinkrate of the cursor in any program in which the user can type data (Micro- soft Word, for exemple). The rate is slowed down to the same number an adult body breathes per minute.

The cursor is considered as one of the precise entry point between sensible and virtual, between reality and data. By slowing down a digital rhythm and adapting it to a natural rhythm the artist questions the closest and closest relation between « natural » and « digital » occuring nowadays.“

what3words

Global addressing system based on a 3×3 m grid of the world, where each cell is identified by a unique three word combination. Thought to replace numeric geo locations that are hard to remember and prone to errors in transmission. Covering the globe in a multi-lingual layer of random functional poetry.

https://what3words.com/
https://map.what3words.com/

False Positives / Esther Hovers

„The project False Positives is about intelligent surveillance systems. These are camera’s that are said to be able to detect deviant behaviour within public space. False Positives is set around the question of normative behaviour. It aims to raise this question by basing the project on eight different ‘anomalies’. These so called anomalies are sign in body-language and movement that could indicate criminal intent. It is through these anomalies the algorithms are built and cameras are able to detect deviant behaviour.“

https://estherhovers.com/

Guy Königstein

http://www.guykoenigstein.com/inaccurate_rulers.html

http://www.guykoenigstein.com/excavations.html

Of Instruments and Archetypes / Unfold

„Through this project, measuring becomes something without numbers, but with accurate precision; measuring becomes making.“

http://unfold.be/

Association Machine / Hye Joo Jun

http://digital.udk-berlin.de/
http://www.hyejoojun.com

The Ruler Project / Jiří Skála

„Rulers of altered length were distributed to professionals.“

http://www.vvork.com/

Rulers and Rhythm studies / Cevdet Erek

And similar projects.

„1. These rulers are not timelines themselves.
2. These rulers are timeline makers.“

http://cevdeterek.com/

Meters / Patrick Kochlick, Monika Hoinkis

„We believe in the joy of metering. It is enlightening and highly reassuring, also fun.“

http://senorpako.de/meters/

Three Standard Stoppages / Marcel Duchamp

It is „a joke about the meter,“ Duchamp glibly noted about this piece, but his premise for it reads like a theorem: „If a straight horizontal thread one meter long falls from a height of one meter onto a horizontal plane twisting as it pleases[it] creates a new image of the unit of length.“ Duchamp dropped three threads one meter long from the height of one meter onto three stretched canvases. The threads were then adhered to the canvases to preserve the random curves they assumed upon landing. The canvases were cut along the threads‘ profiles, creating a template of their curves creating new units of measure that retain the length of the meter but undermine its rational basis.

http://www.moma.org/

Cross Coordinates

http://www.crosscoordinates.org/

Valentin Beinroth

http://www.valentinbeinroth.com