Text Trends

Martin John Callanan 2012

Text Trends deals with the spectacularization of information. Using Google data it explores the vast search data of its users. The animation takes the content generated by search queries and reduces this process to its essential elements: search terms vs. frequency searched for over time, presented in the form of a line graph.


Series of 4 limited edition printed newspapers (50 per issue).


Data as Culture 2012
July 2012 - March 2013 at the Open Data Institute

Data Types

Anonymised, Commercial, Metadata, Retrieved, Shared, Social, State, Static, Temporal

About the Artist

Martin John Callanan is an artist researching an individual’s place within systems. Martin John Callanan’s artwork has been exhibited and published internationally; he has recently been awarded the prestigious triennial Philip Leverhulme Prize in Visual Art…
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