‘Text Trends’ by Martin John Callanan, artist

‘Text Trends’ by Martin John Callanan is an animation (and selection of prints) that takes an Internet search query and reduces it down to essential elements; search terms vs frequency of search over time. By combining word pairs such as ‘summer’ and ‘winter’, ‘war’ and ‘peace’, ‘Sadam’ and ‘Bush’, Callanan prompts us to question our data use, how data is generated and in the end, what does it actually represent? To see the animation, click here. To see more more of Callanan’s work, click here.

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