November 4, 2021
Initially installed in the QI Gallery at UC San Diego, gallery participants can populate the 30-foot mosaic by choosing among topics analyzed in the images, using their phones as game controllers. Viewers could choose among a dozen images of Arab cyborgs as their avatar to navigate an archive of images and memes sourced from Parler rendered into “day” and “night” mosaics of the U.S. Capitol building. The “day” version of the Capitol mosaic derives from a set of Parler social media and the “night” version from a set of Twitter data posted on January 6, 2021.
“Capitol Mosaic” is available as a web experience on vj.live.