Bo Kim

02 Feb 2016

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bit.fall pulse in an installation piece made by Julius Popp. I saw the actual piece over winter break at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul. This project is part of Popp’s bit.fall series that use water drops to create words. Through a certain algorithm, a program calculates the relativity and frequency of keywords that appear in the live internet stream to pick a word that “drops”. The work selects words from internet streams not only in the United States but also from all around the world. Popp aims to visualize the speed and immensity of data consumption, questioning how overconsumption of data is digested in today’s society. The words being collected from live internet streams, I thought this work can be considered somewhat interactive. I was really inspired and wanted to share how live data can be delivered and presented to the viewers this way.