WOAH. crazy ass neighborhood
I WANT TO LIVE HERE! SOOO AWESOME!
I’m not sure if this is one of the most beautiful, weirdest, grossest, oddest, or most amazing things i’ve ever seen….orrr all of the above…
…is that even possible? Idk..you decide.
Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar collaborated again in their featured piece at New York Museum of Modern Art’s Design of the Elastic Mind exhibit. Similar in flavor to their previous work, I Want You to Want Me explores the search for love and for self in the online dating world i.e. data collected from various online dating sites every few hours.
I Want You To Want Me chronicles the world’s long-term relationship with romance, across all ages, genders, and sexualities, gathering new data from a variety of online dating sites every few hours. The system searches these sites for certain phrases, which it then collects and stores in a database. These phrases, taken out of context, provide partial glimpses into people’s private lives. Simultaneously, the system forms an evolving zeitgeist of dating, tracking the most popular first dates, turn-ons, desires, self-descriptions and interests.
Each balloon represents a single dating profile with one of 500 video silhouettes of people doing yoga, nose-picking, jumping jacks, etc. The weather background can be controlled by a viewer and each balloon, when touched, will show a snippet sentence from the personal life of that profile.