Panic in Detroit
TART presents an online exhibition of Shane Carroll's new media works. Using XML feeds (queried daily) from the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count, Google News and Craigslist, Carroll breathes momentary life into raw data.
During the current "War of Civilizations" the goal of communication becomes "speaking to the base" while paying lip service to diplomatic resolution. Carroll poses the question: Can the staggering amount of data available to citizens in a wired society be distilled and set in motion in ways that reveal essential aspects of that data?
Carroll transforms public data streams into behaviors that shift and/or expand the context of the information source. March '03 uses XML feeds to drive the animation of discrete units to show each casualty, the sweep of each month and the cumulative effect. Home Front reveals US military casualties in Iraq by State, PR redux explores news coverage regarding the Iran 'crisis' and import / EXPORT serves democracy as product.
Please Note : This is an archived project, all data feeds stopped 3/24/2008.