Linux Audio Conference 2012
The Open Source Music and Sound Conference
April 12-15 @ CCRMA, Stanford University, CA, USA

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Day 1 - Thursday, April/12 
10am The Invisible Suns Project
(4 min - loop) Marco Donnarumma » Location: Listening Room
Invisible Suns (Marco Donnarumma, 2010-2011) is an autonomous system that perform a permanent analysis of historical stock prices of a variable selection of major corporations, compresses in few minutes over 10 years of economic transactions and eventually produces a generative and self-organizing audiovisual datascape every 24 hours. 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. Everyday since the 1st August 2010 the system retrieves from the Internet up to date stock prices of selected companies and adds new values to its set of databases. The oldest figures date back to January 2002 while the newest are being collected today. At the moment the system is analyzing historical stock prices of six companies which boast the highest market capital in defense and oil industry: BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron Corporation and General Dynamics Corporation. Data are processed in real time to generate a panoramic, synaesthetic scape which demonstrates an auditive sensation of expansions and falls of companies shares as well as the overall movement of the trading market. The system also operates a cross-comparison of datasets in order to identify peaks and lows in the overall trading activity and outline them utilizing sound spatialization and lights movements in the 3D environment. Duration of the work, intended as audio visual output, is constantly growing: as figures increase every day, the time length of the piece increments too.

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