SHAPING TIME - exhibition of our visualizations at Design Museum in Netherlands

Our visualizations of cultural artifacts (all covers of Time magazine - 4535 issues, 1923-2009; Kingdom Heart II complete game play session - 37 hours of video) will be shown in Graphic Design Museum (Breda, Netherlands). We called the exhibition SHAPING TIME.

The visualizations in the show demonstrate how Cultural Analytics methods being developed by Software Studies Initiative at Calit2/UCSD can reveal interesting patterns across large scale cultural data sets. The two projects to be exhibited are:
- all covers of Time magazine - 4535 issues, 1923-2009;
- Kingdom Heart complete game play session - 62.5 hours of video.

SHAPING TIME will occupy its own gallery which includes a 4 x 15 meter wall visible from the outside. The show is the opening event of a design festival organized by the museum.

The museum director is a world famous designer Mieke Gerritzen. She selected the visualizations and designed the show (Thank you, Mieke!)

SHAPING TIME opens on April 13, 2010.

Here are some of the visualizations which the visitors will see:

videogame traversal: Kingdom Hearts



exhibition design: Mieke Gerritzen.

Time covers visualization: Jeremy Douglass.

Kingdom Hearts gameplay visualization: William Huber.

Data analysis and visualization software: Sunsern Cheamanunkul, So Yamaoka, Lev Manovich.

Design and exhibition images production: Bin (Ong Kian Peng).

Data processing: National Department of Energy Supercomputer Center (NERSC).

Funded by: California Institute for Telecommunication and Information (Calit2), Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), University of California, San Diego (UCSD), National Endowment for Humanities (NEH).

All work is produced by Software Studies Initiative ( directed by Lev Manovich.

images of the installed exhibitions on Flickr