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April 8, 2005 9:58 PM   Subscribe

myData=myMondrian is an interactive art interface in which the personal data provided by viewers is translated into a Piet Mondrian-like composition. Here's an example image.

Related: Rhizome.org: myData=myMondrian
posted by sjvilla79 (30 comments total)

 
uh-huh....
posted by reflection at 10:01 PM on April 8, 2005


What's that supposed to mean?
posted by sjvilla79 at 10:06 PM on April 8, 2005


It keeps changing. I enter the same data over and over again and each time it spits out a different image.
posted by duck at 10:14 PM on April 8, 2005


meh. it's just a way of collecting survey data on the kinds of people who are egotistic enough to think that their banal personal info can somehow become the basis of a work of art.

(only complaining coz mine came out *brown*, dammit!)
posted by UbuRoivas at 10:58 PM on April 8, 2005


This is art and it's not a marketing tool. Just want to make that clear. You guys have heard of art right?
posted by sjvilla79 at 12:24 AM on April 9, 2005


"You guys have heard of art right?"

Oh yes. Poorly focussed marketing isn't it?
posted by thatwhichfalls at 12:27 AM on April 9, 2005


I am brown and horizontal.
posted by sourwookie at 12:52 AM on April 9, 2005


"You guys have heard of art right?"

Yes indeedy. But where is the pickled sheep?
posted by lagavulin at 12:54 AM on April 9, 2005


"But where is the pickled sheep?"
Now that's art!
posted by sjvilla79 at 1:10 AM on April 9, 2005


i got ochre (pretentious brown.) Pretty cool.
posted by schyler523 at 2:15 AM on April 9, 2005


You guys have heard of art right?

Isn't art where you shave your head and spell out "I'm so sorry" with the clippings? If so, I've heard of art.
posted by fixedgear at 2:44 AM on April 9, 2005


Yeah, I guess. Well worth a post, hey.
posted by sjvilla79 at 3:28 AM on April 9, 2005


I'm vertical brown and blue, apparently.
posted by thebabelfish at 6:37 AM on April 9, 2005


Sjvilla79 - I'm seriously not trying to flame you but if this is your idea of art, I feel bad for you. I realize that virtually any piece of crap is considered art these days (even a piece of crap) but at least they are made by humans.
posted by j.p. Hung at 7:26 AM on April 9, 2005


on preview, it would be cool if - like a barcode - you could actutally use these to extract info about the person that inputed the info. Looking at mine, I'm really depressed now.
posted by j.p. Hung at 7:30 AM on April 9, 2005


probably be cool if I used spell check too...(leaves thread in total shame)
posted by j.p. Hung at 7:32 AM on April 9, 2005


j.p. Hung, I can appreciate your views. Art is in the eye of the beholder after all. I'd say this is cooler than crap though. Seriously. When was the last time you looked at your crap, anyway? It's not that interesting. Plus, you can't play with it on your computer.

I agree with your 'on preview'. This work is somewhat old, hey. That is something to consider.
posted by sjvilla79 at 7:35 AM on April 9, 2005


I am vertical yellow. Curious.
posted by taz at 8:10 AM on April 9, 2005


I'm jealous of your example image, it has some nice inner detail, but mine was a very simple grid and not at all what I was expecting.

What sort of extraordinary answers did you give to get an interesting picture?
posted by NinjaPirate at 8:12 AM on April 9, 2005


None really. View the full size image which shows the data I used at the bottom of the work.
posted by sjvilla79 at 8:19 AM on April 9, 2005


I have to say that if this is art, then art is dead.
posted by Eekacat at 8:36 AM on April 9, 2005


Mondrian is not art? No! Surely you can appreciate the narrative?
posted by sjvilla79 at 8:43 AM on April 9, 2005


This is not Mondrian.

Fun though. Mine looked pretty similar to sjvilla79's, but with green instead of red.
posted by painquale at 9:05 AM on April 9, 2005


I realize that virtually any piece of crap is considered art these days (even a piece of crap) but at least they are made by humans.

j.p. - www.ratemypoo.com may be more to your liking.

Hope this helps.
posted by swell at 10:35 AM on April 9, 2005


Sjvilla79 - I'm seriously not trying to flame you but if this is your idea of art, I feel bad for you.

Heh.
j.p. - I'm seriously not trying to tell you that I think you're dumb, but you're totally dumb.

Horizontal brown, my ass! I think this is totally random and has nothing to do with anything.

On preview: I'd hoped to never see that website again, swell. Thanks. Thanks alot.
JUST THOUGHT OF THE GAME! damn.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 10:55 AM on April 9, 2005


As painquale said, this is not Mondrian. If you think this is Mondrian, then you are dead.
posted by Eekacat at 11:23 AM on April 9, 2005


What is the login information for? None of the sites asked me to log in.
posted by rhapsodie at 1:13 PM on April 9, 2005


Damn you Baby Balrog! If I hadn't read this crap thread I wouldn't have read your comment!
posted by graventy at 1:49 PM on April 9, 2005


How is this not Mondrian? It's art imitating life. Nobody has claimed to back up their statements here. I find that rather confusing.

rhapsodie, the login information is for Rhizome's website. It's the related link, mate.
posted by sjvilla79 at 5:50 PM on April 9, 2005


I would say it's more like programming imitating art. I find this boring, but I am probably biased because I develop cruft for the web all day long, and I immediately reverse engineer these sorts of things in my head. And I'll agree that this is not Mondrian: the first time I saw a Mondrian piece in person, I lost my breath; this does nothing for me. So perhaps its message is that attaching arbitrary values to the lines devalues the work as a whole -- the vagueness of Mondrian's work is what makes it interesting.
posted by patgas at 9:57 PM on April 9, 2005


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