Gavin Baily & Tom Corby
Cyclone.soc is a projected installation that brings together two contemporary phenomena: severe weather and the polarised nature of debate that occurs in some online newsgroup forums. The project maps live conversation from political and religious newsgroups onto the isobars of hurricanes and the complex structure of the weather is used to visualise the churn and eddies of newsgroup debate. Cyclone.soc is a navigable environment that gives the user the ability to zoom in or out and skate across and through the cyclonic weather formations in order to read or be immersed in the newsgroup text.
Gavin Baily’s work has focused on developing conjunctions of software-based visualisation and the data traces of social processes. Tom Corby is interested in the development of innovative concepts, and processes that
relocate the digital image within wider aesthetic and critical frameworks.