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Invisible Suns - Autonomous system for permanent, real time, cinematic representation of worldwide stock prices

2010-09-17 28 0 Vimeo

It is highly recommended to watch the video in full screen High Definition using a proper audio system. This video shows only one of the earlier output of the system. Further info at http://marcodonnarumma.com/works/the-invisible-suns-project // Can the trading market patterns be represented in a perceptually weighted experience? Invisible Suns (Marco Donnarumma, 2010) is an autonomous system that every day analyzes the historical stock prices of a variable selection of major corporations, compresses in few minutes over 8 years of economic transactions and eventually produces a generative and self-organizing audiovisual datascape. The work does not focus on traditional visualization of data, but rather aims at exploring how this data - and their implied meaning - can be perceptually, emotionally experienced. Data are processed in real time to generate a panoramic synaesthetic scape which demonstrates an auditive and visual sensation of expansions and falls of companies shares as well as the overall movement of the trading market. The system also recognizes peaks and lows in the trading activity of each company and outlines them utilizing sound spatialization and lights movements in the 3D environment. At the moment the system is analyzing historical stock prices of BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron Corporation and General Dynamics Corporation since January 2002. Developed in Pure Data, bash scripts, Linux OS.