Word clouds (don’t worry, there are heat maps as well ) of words from shows by city.
Images of successive word clouds of counts of artistic terms on Twitter. Via the Straming API, in Processing.
The counts update every five seconds and a new word cloud is generated, the drawing of which is animated.
Due to the way the wordcloud algorithm works, successive compositions can be very different even for only small increases in keyword counts.
Definitions (and similar) of art from Twitter via the Streaming API. Very much inspired by “We Feel Fine“.
Code in the Streaming Aesthetics repos (see previous post).
Running counts of art-related terms and names from Twitter’s firehose Streaming API displayed in an (oversized) command-line console.
Code here (in the streaming_aesthetics_cli directory)):
Running totals of various terms matched in Twitter via the streaming API.
A cultural analytics/telemetry dashboard.
Topics chosen from press releases on the Contemporary Art Daily blog using gensim’s Hierarchical Dirichlet Process model:
exhibition, work, art, works, new, artist, one, gallery, museum, also, paintings, link, time, space, like, painting, york, artists, first, show
art, works, work, exhibition, artist, new, paintings, one, link, museum, painting, also, gallery, space, first, time, series, like, artists, solo
art, works, work, exhibition, new, artist, space, gallery, link, museum, one, form, time, paintings, also, first, painting, artists, sculpture, sculptures
art, exhibition, work, new, works, artist, gallery, painting, space, link, one, like, museum, paintings, first, berlin, solo, also, film, two
art, exhibition, work, new, works, artist, gallery, zobernig, also, one, link, space, two, secession, painting, words, form, like, time, paintings
great, art, offers, artist, exhibition, museum, new, works, work, solo, one, berlin, kudo, photography, world, first, exhibitions, objects, gallery, link
art, new, works, exhibition, work, museum, exhibitions, york, recent, artist, link, gallery, photographs, one, space, berlin, present, artists, oil, sculptures
exhibition, new, art, chapter, works, work, york, artist, paintings, gallery, production, museum, video, link, lieske, basel, made, 2008, sculpture, painting
paintings, white, works, one, zobernig, exhibition, painting, canvas, space, form, work, words, new, paint, gallery, two, like, even, v, also
exhibition, work, space, art, new, gerber, also, artist, paintings, works, tompkins, clear, light, model, ground, rees, link, waves, mason, like
one, new, work, exhibition, art, works, time, hope, artist, paintings, link, first, york, pistoletto, contemporary, gallery, amnesia, kawara, museum, ttinger
paintings, new, works, artist, work, exhibition, wood, sculptures, painting, nicola, series, woolford, first, art, meise, peter, buggenhout, link, sculpture, materials
new, painting, art, oehlen, exhibition, york, paintings, sculptures, work, solo, gallery, albert, one, works, artist, merkel, fecteau, exhibitions, mauss, 2011
works, exhibition, new, painting, images, art, paintings, artist, otto, knapp, lassry, also, link, visual, light, tovborg, hein, image, design, based
art, new, works, museum, exhibition, baldessari, pies, t, work, artist, bernstein, one, pittman, paintings, images, gallery, like, 2009, first, well
works, painting, paintings, exhibition, work, series, art, new, artist, also, one, bessone, green, hylden, gallery, color, link, time, gilliam, like
works, riedel, artist, work, art, exhibition, like, sander, new, objects, also, michael, seem, images, world, paintings, artists, link, form, object
works, exhibition, new, artist, paintings, series, present, one, time, gallery, link, wohnseifer, mosset, tone, museum, reid, solo, pittman, tones, box
exhibition, work, film, sculptures, neill, art, camp, new, genzken, paintings, gonzalez, torres, artist, also, works, artists, sculpture, yes, mmk, wall
new, art, work, exhibition, beery, artist, images, meo, gallery, paintings, link, early, show, york, objects, also, space, body, oehlen, like
Named entities mentioned fifty or more times by press releases in the Contemporary Art Data blog dataset (NLTK):
“New York City”,83
You can read about Facecoin at The New Sublime here. It’s in some amazing company in the show, do get to see it if you can.
Facecoin is sublime not in the sense of being delightful but in the sense of being an attempt at cognizing the aesthetics of an encounter with a phenomenon overwhelmingly greater than oneself. Rather than God, the landscape, a storm or some other natural or supernatural event, for Facecoin that phenomenon is the activity of cryptocurrency software. The inhuman scale and super-Stakhanivite work of Bitcoin’s network of computers forms an economic Skynet of loving grace. Facecoin offers a way in to contemplating this, and thereby provides an encounter with the sublime.
A simple word frequency count of press releases on Contemporary Art Daily (note split city names):