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Over several years, artist Tim Schwartz [timschwartz.org] has created a collection of physical art pieces that focus on the analysis and depiction of news stories.

The Command Centre piece contains a set of diverse needle gauges that reflect different statistical measurement as the according data traverses through time. Paris - Physical highlights the distribution of news stories about "paris hilton" versus "paris france" through a single physical needle gauge. Card Catalog is designed to hold all of the songs on the artist's iPod, about 7,390 songs. Each song is cataloged on a single card. The piece is just under fourteen feet when opened. Finally, Geohistoriography wall drawings capture how America views the world as seen through the lens of the American media, illustrating the number of articles written about a certain country for each year.

Via Niemanlab.




I loved the meter. Paris, France is much more interesting than Paris Hilton!!!

Tue 10 Mar 2009 at 5:45 AM

Very cool ideas. I like the Paris meter - that would be a cool party question, the kind of thing that DJs do at karaoke bars to get the crowd motivated. I can think of some other meter topics. Thanks for the brain candy.

Wed 11 Mar 2009 at 3:13 PM

Cool. I liked Paris meter very much and also i agree with Katelyn.

Thu 12 Mar 2009 at 11:22 PM

The card catalog reminds me of the scene in "Bruce Almighty" when Morgan Freeman, playing "God," opens a file cabinet containing Bruce's life and the drawer keeps coming out farther and farther and freaks him out. Very cool concepts. I checked out the link and love it - thanks.

Wed 18 Mar 2009 at 10:59 AM

I always enjoyed Paris and now i m in love with Paris Meter. Nice post as well

Tue 09 Jun 2009 at 11:57 PM
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