“On Translation: Social Networks” presented by Muntadas


Session Title:

  • Zero One Residencies

Presentation Title:

  • On Translation: Social Networks



  • On Translation: Social Networks is an examination of the complex networks of economic, cultural, technological and military systems operating throughout the social fabric of the present day. The vocabulary used by diverse organizations provides a reference point for how each of these organizations situates themselves within this context. The project will be realized by ‘scraping’ text from the websites of a broad range of organizations. Vocabulary usage will be analyzed and associated with latitude and longitude data for a spatial reference to each organization. The four systems mentioned (economic, cultural, technological and military) form axes along which vocabulary usage data can be visualized. This project has been developed with students at CADRE at San Jose State University.