Social Collider

Karsten Schmidt

Social Collider , ongoing
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Image courtesy of the artists
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Karsten Schmidt, also known as Toxi, is the director of Post Spectacular, the London-based design studio. At the heart of his practice lies the use of code as a creative tool and open-source technologies. Schmidt believes in building his own tools, and his work stretches the possibilities of design through interdisciplinary practice and collaborative working. He was an early contributor to, a website by Ben Fry and Casey Reas housing open-source programming language. His work is exhibited internationally including, at MoMA, New York. Recent projects include Forever, a generative installation with designers Universal Everything (V&A, 2008) and a generative design identity for the onedotzero Adventures in Motion Festival 2009.

As part of the Decode exhibition the V&A commissioned Schmidt to create an open-source marketing identity. View it here and get involved with the Recode project.

Karsten Schmidt also created Enerugii Wa Antee Shite Inai in the Code section of the exhibition

  • genres
    • database art
  • subjects
    • Art and Science
      • databases
Technology & Material
Social Collider is a new collaboration with Sascha Pohflepp, a JavaScript visualization to reveal cross-connections between conversations on Twitter. The project launched just 2 days ago and has been commissioned by Google for their Chrome Experiments collection and was produced by the friendly peeps at Instrument. Social Collider acts as a metaphorical instrument which can be used to visualize how memes are created and how they propagate. Ideally, it might catch the Zeitgeist at work
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