Peter Crnokrak: A_B_peace & terror etc. The computational aesthetics of love & hate

 
  • ©2009, Peter Crnokrak

  • ©2009, Peter Crnokrak

  • ©2009, Peter Crnokrak

  • ©2009, Peter Crnokrak

  • ©2009, Peter Crnokrak

  • ©2009, Peter Crnokrak

  • ©2009, Peter Crnokrak

  • ©2009, Peter Crnokrak

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Title:


    A_B_peace & terror etc. The computational aesthetics of love & hate

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Creation Year:


    2009

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Artist Statement:


    A_B_peace & terror etc. The computational aesthetics of love & hate blends world politics with the aesthetics of computational data to create a powerful, pertinent, and spellbinding view of the modern world. As an intriguing collection of data, A_B_peace & terror etc. reveals the quantitative contribution each of the 192 member states of the United Nations has made toward peace and terror in the world. It is a functional information-design piece that uses computational aesthetic principles to compare complex and socially relevant data derived from researchers working in the field of geopolitics. The dual-sided overlay of the two graphs allow for a direct visual comparison of the peace and terror measures. The functional nature of the poster becomes poignantly relevant when one makes detailed comparison among nations. Many of the results are quite surprising and stand in contrast to prevailing norms of collective national perception.


Technical Information:


    The project is a dual-sided poster where the A_ side displays measures of peace, while the B_ side, measures of terror. For each of the A_B_ measures, the graph is divided into 3 rings : 3 separate indexes for peace and 3 separate indexes for terror.


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