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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Vuori, Rasmus
dc.contributor.author Rebolledo, Barbara
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-31T09:08:20Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-31T09:08:20Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/31315
dc.description.abstract Sharing content on the internet has become an everyday practice. Digital communities use social media as a platform to develop discussions using hashtags, centred around both trivial and politically relevant subjects. By creating a dynamic data sculpture, Ephemeral Data, this thesis examines whether embodying LGBT-related hashtags into a physical form has the potential to create space for empathy, discussion, and engagement. In so doing, Ephemeral Data explores the transition of digital information into physical artefacts, becoming a new medium to signify political debate within the digital realm. Examining whether alternative forms of representation of a data stream can change our perceptions and whether this transition to an embodied object can reframe the semantic meaning of these digital bits of self-generated content. This thesis concludes that seeing data visualised physically in space can raise awareness of a controversial subject matter. It does not, however, appear to change the literal meaning of the subject in question. en
dc.format.extent 55
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Data Embodiment: Irrupting space with digital narratives en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.subject.keyword data embodiment en
dc.subject.keyword data visualisation en
dc.subject.keyword data mapping en
dc.subject.keyword political controversy en
dc.subject.keyword social media en
dc.subject.keyword hashtags en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201805312744
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Vuori, Rasmus
dc.programme fi


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