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1hr in front of the TV
Author(s):
bumblebee
Institution:
(unknown)
Year:
2008
URL:
http://tinyurl.com/55tlpz
Project Description:
This is a simple, curious and imaginative experiment. On Christmas 2006, bumblebee (flickr name) decided to build a visual summary of his son, daughter and cat's movements in their living room over a period of an hour.

To have an accurate understanding of their paths in space he used a marked-out equally-spaced grid in masking tape and then filmed the protagonists moving across the grid for one hour. He then reviewed the video and plotted their movements on each minute of the video's timecode onto a 'room map' with corresponsing grid.

Comments (4):
I don't find this particularly curious or imaginative. There are many such plottings floating around, but most are just excuses to make visually pleasing diagrams.

Posted by Matthew on Apr 15, 2009 at 6:24 PM (GMT)

Viewing this in a semantic sense, I see it as a nice way to extract the comparative usage of the room. It would be nice to be able to view the meanderings dynamically to see the interactions explicitly.

Posted by Jim on Apr 16, 2009 at 3:06 PM (GMT)

nice please show the code

Posted by romel on Apr 24, 2009 at 5:49 AM (GMT)

I'm doing a whole series of them in the near future. The idea is to point this basic plotting tech at various scenarios to help explain/describe just one hour in their day. This original version was created as part of my interest in extracting narratives from mapping/plotting and was done as part of my Masters studies into Design and Digital Media. There are a number of basic narratives contained in the original - the simplest one being the actions of the cat moving from heat source to heat source / to food source outside of the room.

Posted by Bumblebee on Apr 28, 2009 at 1:14 PM (GMT)

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