Thursday 24 December 2009

Tag Clouds: Interactive Digital Performance

A tag cloud or word cloud is a display technique that bloggers and web sites employ to visually display, in an abbreviated way, their content.

The video here is an excerpt from the opening night of .txt at the Museu do Oriente as part of the Experimenta Design biennial 2009. The performance here is

"supported by several sensorial technologies, which explores forms of contemporary transversal artistic languages. The result is a unique vocabulary, which is physically articulated by means of interactive soundscapes, visual compositions, and real-time choreography.."

Web surfers, bloggers and web researchers alike often use tag clouds as a speedy method in their searches for meaning and information, in a way similar to the dancer interacting in the video.
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