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FORTY-EIGHT TO SIXTEEN
SLOW VIDEOS
QUOTIDIAN RECORD
FLOCK HOUSE


FORTY-EIGHT TO SIXTEEN

Brian House's Forty-eight to Sixteen documents his daily bicycle commute from Brooklyn to Midtown Manhattan. The accompanying audio, performed by cellist Topu Lyo, was composed using data gathered from sensors recording Houses' heart rate, breathing, and pedaling. Through the interplay of House and Lyo's 'performances' of the recorded data, the piece explores the physiological basis of empathy and imagines the future integration of biometrics into documentary and narrative film.

SLOW VIDEOS

Oral historian Sarah Dziedzic makes Slow Videos.

QUOTIDIAN RECORD

Quotidian Record is a limited edition vinyl that features a continuous year of personal location-tracking data recorded by Brian House. In compressing 365 days to 365 rotations and mapping habitual places to harmonic relationships, he hopes to invoke our musical perception when we consider our daily travels.

FLOCK HOUSE

What if mobile, self-sufficient living units were the building blocks for future cities? By reflecting the future of urban space and building off of what is already there, Mary Mattingly's Flock House is a group of migratory, public, sculptural habitats that are movable and modular with the ability to merge.

The Rhythmanalysis Lab is collaborating with Flock House on a sensor system that will monitor the activity of each habitat unit. Data are continuously recorded via a network of wireless, low-power sensors, and are mapped temporally to reveal diurnal patterns and the rhythmic counterpoint among the unit's living systems and the surrounding environment.

ACTIVITY

The following visualization shows periods of activity inside the habitat installed at Eyebeam, via a vibration sensor in the floor of the structure. Each ring of the spiral represents one day, with more recent data in the outermost rings.

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