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an amazing animated, pixel-based 'conversion' (or is it 'visualization'?) of a huge 'core dump' file containing computer memory data. the interesting aspect is that 'Data Diaries' is based on simply parsing the data file through normal Quicktime video software, 'fooling' Quicktime into thinking it actually is a video file

"Then press play. Your computer's memory is now video art. Quicktime plays right through, not knowing that the squiggles and shards on the screen are actually the bits and bytes of the computer's own brain. The data was always right in front of your nose. Now you can watch it."

conversion versus visualization: what do visual patterns mean?

see also glitch art & glitch browser, or DNA rainbow visualization & human genome random.

[link: turbulence.org (project) & jwz.org (XScreenSaver version)|thnkx Andrea & Adam]

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5 COMMENTS

Do andriods dream of electric sheep?

"... Quicktime plays right through, not knowing ..."

Fri 09 Feb 2007 at 7:18 PM

reminds me of browsing through my amiga 500's memory using action replay mk III.

Sat 10 Feb 2007 at 10:57 AM
akuhn

What is the name of the screensaver version? That's a 25 MB download with 200 savers.

Sun 11 Feb 2007 at 9:30 AM
patrick

patrick,
I think it is called "MemScroller". a small screenshot can be seen here.

Sun 11 Feb 2007 at 11:32 AM
infosthetics

That almost makes me dizzy...

Mon 07 Apr 2008 at 11:20 PM
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