Manifest Data: A Kit to Create Personal Digital Data-Based Sculptures
Duke University Speculative Sensation (S-1) Lab
Citation: Speculative Sensation (S-1) Lab, Duke University. “Manifest Data: A Kit to Create Personal Digital Data-Based Sculptures.” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, no. 13, 2015. doi:10.20415/hyp/013.s03
Abstract: In Manifest Data, the S-1 Lab uses localized network analysis tools to capture the content and destination of user-scattered cookie crumbs dropped, most often unknowingly and unintentionally, during Internet browsing sessions. The code recipe for Manifest Data transforms the protocological underpinnings of networking technologies — specifically IP addresses and port numbers — into points defining a vector field that can be geographically mapped, fed into a 3D printer or dynamically sculpted by a professional artist. Manifest Data is our digital double.