CYCLONE.SOC

Corby, T. 2006. CYCLONE.SOC. Ars Electronica Centre, Linz

TitleCYCLONE.SOC
CreatorsCorby, T.
Description

By mapping social debris from Internet chat rooms to real-time weather data, Corby and Baily’s immersive, interactive, digital

installation Cyclone.soc developed suggestive links between extreme belief systems and the effects of global warming. Selected

for Ars Electronica, Linz where it won a festival prize. Cyclone.soc brings together real-time images of severe conditions bought about by global warming with extremist political and

religious opinions posted in Internet chat rooms. It exists as an immersive, interactive environment which it is possible to walk

into, giving the overall effect of being caught within emerging storm fronts, albeit consisting of the conversational churn and

eddy of arguments and counter-arguments that are occurring live on the Internet. The project aims to broker subtle discourses

that focus on the interconnectedness of technology and its effects in the material world, developing a suggestive link between

belief systems and their potential wider material impacts.

Cyclone.soc is innovatory in bringing scientific visualisation techniques to bear on complex social and environmental conditions,

thereby producing novel aesthetic forms that draw upon both critical art and scientific practices in ways rarely seen in the digital

arts.

International recognition of this work comes through a jury award (honorary mention alongside 14 other artists) at Prix Ars

Electronica 2006, (Ars Electronica is the highest profile international digital art festival); a prize at the Japanese Media Art

Festival, March 2007, (alongside 7 other artists in the Internet division). Cyclone.soc was also exhibited at ‘Connecting Worlds’

at ICC InterCommunication Centre, Tokyo, alongside Fischli & Weiss, Dennis Oppenheim and Usman Haque. An AHRC

Research Leave award (£22,000) supported production.

Reviews include: InterCommunication (Japan), Artist’s Newsletter (UK). The project is also featured in The Fundamentals of

Digital Art by Richard Colson (ISBN 978-2940373581).

Cyclone.soc consists of bespoke software written in C++, publicly available weather data sets (involving research into scientific

visualisation processes) and postings taken from internet chat rooms. Production and concept development was equally shared

with Gavin Baily.

Date2006
EventArs Electronica Festival
Web address (URL)http://www.reconnoitre.net/cyclone/cyclone.html

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Corby, T. and Baily, G. 2007. CYCLONE.SOC. Oi Futuro Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Information aesthetics: data visualisation as art
Corby, T. 2007. Information aesthetics: data visualisation as art. The Ninth International Symposium on Fluid Control, Measurement and Visualization (FLUCOME 2007). University of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida, USA 16 - 19 Sep 2007

Reconnoitre (release 2)
Corby, T. and Baily, G. 2005. Reconnoitre (release 2). NTT Inter-Communication Center [ICC] Tokyo

Mesh
Corby, T. and Baily, G. 2005. Mesh. Media art festival, São Paulo

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Corby, T. 2005. System poetics and software refuseniks. in: Corby, T. (ed.) Network art: practices and positions London, UK Routledge.

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Corby, T. 2005. Introduction. in: Corby, T. (ed.) Network art: practices and positions London, UK Routledge.

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Loop_Reprise
Corby, T. 2002. Loop_Reprise. The Machida Museum of Arts, Tokyo

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