I’ve worked on the new numuseum interface today, these are the first
sketches. I want to combine the different subjects (e.g. webart,
photographs, etc.) in a scrollable circular interface that functions as a
timeline. The black lines indicate the years (like annual rings in a tree)
and the coloured lines are the subjects. The red line would indicate a
cursor with which to navigate the years and their different products.
Chronology, subject and tags will become the main interface for navigating
the numuseum content. For inspiration – and because I’m a map freak – I
bought this lovely book: Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline
I’ve made a first sketch of a new visualisation I’m exploring. It’s been in my head for years: sharing a complete (or as much as possible) experience and not just pictures or texts. I want to integrate time with maps and add subjective data as an extra layer.
I’m using a wearable time-lapse camera that takes a picture every 3 seconds (there about). For now I’m using a booklet with bookmarks in different colours to annotate the pictures with sensual experiences.
This example is just indoors and I don’t use GPS. Things will be more interesting when I go outside and incorporate maps and pictures from different eras for example. The idea is to get a rich, layered map that can go back from the prehistory to our current time and record my really tiny specs of exeriences in history.
I’ve build an animation in Flash using ActionScript to add a clock. Here’s a filmstrips of different screen examples.
Test for a time lapse movie that is recorded on the longest day of the year
(5:20 AM – 10:04 PM)
The result can be viewed at http://www.numuseum.nl, look for the lifeMovie link under the blue works menu.
Inspired by a lecture by Lev Manovish (http://lab.softwarestudies.com/)
where he visualised all the covers of Time magazine by taking out just one
column of pixels and placing them all in one line. You could see a the big
picture of the development of the cover design. I want to make a self portrait during my hermit month in November this year
which is constructed from slices of my face, one slice for every day.
Breathing for 3 minutes (until ink was finished). While in- or exhaling I moved the brush. When not breathing it remained motionless on the paper.
Four stains made with four drops of ink for each breath taken over four minutes. (I’m a very slow breather.)
I’ve just done a check on the time lapse functionality of my camera. It appears that it take a picture every 62 seconds instead of every 60 seconds. So I’ll need to fake two photographs per hour in order to keep track with time.