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Data Network Simulator with Classical Ballet

Smith-Nunes, G., Cook, P., Neale, Camilla and Golz, Paul (2016) Data Network Simulator with Classical Ballet. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts. pp. 70-75. ISSN 1477-9358

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Abstract

[data]storm, from readysaltedcode CIC, a data driven dance performance. The development of a social network simulator to demonstrate network growth and message propagation. The underpinning theory of piece stems from social network theory (SNT), graph theory, computer mediated communication (CMC) through to social information processing (SIP) and Computational Thinking (CT). The data visualisation is linked to the physical ballet movements of the dancers, they are a manifestation of the data. The data visualisations on screen link to the live dancers performance patterns and modify to create the visuals and movements of data transmission across a network.
Network growth. The first of the simulations shows network growth. Each node in the network represents a user who has the following characteristics:
• friendliness (how often they're likely to make friends with another user)
• chattiness (how often they send out messages)
• category (the subject area they're most interested in)
At random time intervals things occur: New users are added to the network depending on the above characteristics, users become friends with each other. All the rules stay the same throughout the simulation.
At the same time the dance (ballet) movements and wearables (LEDS) were choreographed/coded to accompany the data visualisation using network mapping techniques. The choreography and wearables elements link to the friendliness and chattiness of each of the nodes in the simulated network. This network simulation is further utilised in the Virus section of the performance using the same rules to simulate how a virus can spread through a network. Further work on this simulation will look at two things 1. Message propagation and viral messaging within a social network like Twitter. 2. Pain signals within the body and how they compare to data transfer within a social network.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: networks, nodes, data, transmission, message propagation, ballet, simulation
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Depositing User: Paul Golz
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2016 14:31
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2020 09:25
URI: https://eprints.worc.ac.uk/id/eprint/4283

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