PostHistory is one in a series of projects that explore the notion of history in computer applications and online environments. By developing time-based visualizations
of digital activities, we hope to raise questions such as: what is digital memory? How can we understand, interact with and, more importantly, share our digital history?
The visualizations in PostHistory mainly fall into two main categories:
- email landscape
- personal email social network
Because we are interested in looking at changes over time, the main visual metaphor is the calendar. The social network visualizations are also animated over time.
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At the end of a long year of Instagram-ing could we create a single, unique manifestation of our year in photos? Could we make something that feels artistic enough to be unique, but contains enough clarity to feel personal?
We created Weevmee™, a web application that aggregates your personal Instagram photos (or those that you search for) into custom, never-ever-ever-repeated, artistic images for your delight and sharing.
Thousands of unique users have created Weevmee™s and shared them with their own networks. Weevmee™ is becoming a platform to create artistic output based on the unique data and content of our users. We’re exploring next level functionality to widen the creative output of Weevmee™ even more across digital and even real-world products.
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As part of a CPSC 583 course at the University of Calgary, Javier López-Montenegro Ramil created three distinct visualizations to keep track of personal data, then later created an interface to interlock these visualizations together. Javier asked himself three questions, and created visualizations for each question.
We are what we eat and what we do. The first visualization logs calorie intake, class time, eating trends, and sleeping patterns.
The second visualization provides insight into how late or early Javier is to class based on the weather, and shows Javier's travel speed.
Thirdly, Javier tracks where his Facebook contacts are located around the globe.
In the final visualization combines all three visualizations to provide a birds eye view of the answers to the above three questions.
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As part of a CPSC 583 course at the University of Calgary, David Ledo created three distinct visualizations to keep track of personal data, then later combined these visualizations as a whole.
Timeline: visualizes daily activities as in a timeline, colourized based on the type of activity taking place.
TubeMap: visualizes locations logged throughout the day, the connection between these locations based on where you are going to and coming from, and the time spent at a particular place.
MessageWaves: visualizes a messages that have been sent and received from various sources organized by contacts. In this visualization is is possible to see how many characters have been sent at a time, and makes it easy to compare messaging patterns between contacts
LifeTraces: a combination of Timeline, TubeMap, and MessageWaves to provide a birds eye view of daily activities.
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Immersion is an invitation to dive into the history of your email life in a platform that offers you the safety of knowing that you can always delete your data.
Just like a cubist painting, Immersion presents users with a number of different perspectives of their email data. It provides a tool for self-reflection at a time where the zeitgeist is one of self-promotion. It provides an artistic representation that exists only in the presence of the visitor. It helps explore privacy by showing users data that they have already shared with others. Finally, it presents users wanting to be more strategic with their professional interactions, with a map to plan more effectively who they connect with. – Immersion ProjectRead More ›
MoodPanda helps you track how you're feeling, with personal analysis, visualisations and interpretations of your mood, and a lovely, friendly and anonymous community of people there to support you if you need them. – Jake GreenwoodRead More ›
The Crystallized app by Softlab takes your social relationships and converts them into a tessellated geode type form with a crystaline internal structure. Each external point on the geode represents a friend with the distance from the center defined by the number of mutual friends while the internal structure is defined by the interaction between the two of you. So your ex-girlfriend may be represented by a giant spike on the outside with small crystals inside while your father may be a relatively flat area with big internal spikes. You can then 3D print out your geode to hold your social network in your hands. – ShapewaysRead More ›