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media lab shop activity
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image depicting activity in the media lab's shop for the past two and
a half weeks.
lines depict activity detected on the security camera.
with enough activity, the lines coalesce to reveal the image of the
people working at that time.
created with two short programs, one in java and another in perl.
final size is 72x24 inches, a detail is below.
sketching with software: how to explore a set of data by quickly
developing a visual. part of a set of experiments to create complex
and sophisticated information graphics very rapidly (under four hours)
through the use of short scripts or simple programs. and through this
work, building a set of elements with which i can rapidly sketch data