Quotidian Record
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Science Gallery, Dublin
2015 February

Total Recall
Ars Electronica Festival, Linz
2013 September

Largo Das Artes, Rio de Janeiro
2013 March

Datavis: Information as Art
Beall Center for Art & Technology, Irvine
2012 December

Annual Showcase
Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, New York
2012 July
Quotidian Record is a limited edition vinyl recording that features a continuous year of my location-tracking data. Each place I visited, from home to work, from a friend's apartment to a foreign city, is mapped to a harmonic relationship. 1 day is 1 rotation ... 365 days is ~11 minutes.

As the record turns, the markings on the surface indicate both the time as it rotates through every 24 hours and the names of the cities to which I travel. The sound suggests that our habitual patterns have inherent musical qualities and that daily rhythms might form an emergent portrait of an individual.

As physical vinyl, Quotidian Record may be collected and fetishized, connecting the value of data today with the history of popular music culture. It provides an expressive, embodied, and even nostalgic alternative to the narratives of classification and control typical of state and corporate data infrastructure.

Additional detail in the blog post.
Concept, data performance, code, and audio
Brian House
Design and production
Greg Mihalko / Partner & Partners
Vinyl production
Ted Riederer / Never Records
Nik Levinsky
Documentation cinematography
Artur Ratton
Data gathered via
The New York Times Company Research and Development Lab
Writing / press
Huffington Post
2013 July 26

2013 July 22

Fast Company Design
2013 July 8

Creative Applications
2013 July 12

Create Digital Music
2012 August 8

The Verge
2012 July 5

Capital New York
2012 July 3