León Ferrari (1920-2013) was an Argentinian conceptual artist who worked with a series of extremely different medias through the years. Trained as an engineer, he gained notoriety in the 1960s thanks to his polemical works on religion and politics. Exiled in 1976 in Brazil, he started a series of plans using heliography, the technique traditionally employed by architects,until the advent of the computers, in order to reproduce their drawings.
SoP | Scale of Representation
track measure amount of people and vehicles [original post from Pop-Up City modified after receiving a clarification message directly from Placemeter], the system is able to predict how many people there will be in a certain location […]. In order to successfully cover the whole of NYC, Placemeter would need access to around 3000 cameras, of which currently, it only has access to 500. The company stresses that they are not able to store any data or video on servers after it has been analysed, however, this does not detract from the fact that many will view this as an invasion of privacy.
Despite this, it is clear that businesses will be keen to use this information, with Placemeter already providing low resolution pedestrian counts for New York City’s new Business Atlas, an interactive map that is updated monthly and allows businesses to plan their marketing strategies better.
source: Pop-Up City
From Placemeter website: “Placemeter works by automatically extracting measurable data from live video streams. Our computer vision technology is able to count how many people are walking by, calculate how heavy traffic is, and determine what is happening at the location in view. The above video shows our algorithms in action.” They underline the fact that they don’t track people. They declare they measure amounts of people, without identifying them.
Exodus | Marcus Lyon
Exodus is an exploration of the most significant migrations of the early 21st Century. As the ability of humans, goods and services to circumnavigate the planet increases exponentially we are left disconnected from a simple view of our common identity. Indeed, as our economic and geo-political differences intensify, the unstoppable movement and expansion of actual and digital assets challenge the power of the individual in society, the state and corporations to control opinions, actions and environments. Exodus provokes questions concerning the biggest changes in contemporary society through large-scale representations of the key themes that influence globalization in the modern world.
SoP | Scale of Environments