TODAY is a mobile phone application that visualizes personal communication.
It sits on the periphery of the machine, monitoring our connectivity through the number and type of calls we receive, subtly displaying them back to us, in the form of a generative graphic. Here, the visual result is a figurative and seemingly abstract picture – the story of your day. Some days will be colourful and wired, others quieter and more reflective, either way the resulting visuals will always be personal, unrepeatable and unique.
What lies at TODAY’s core was the idea of using personal data as the basis for an aesthetic system, while providing individuals with a visual diary of their communication patterns.
It’s an intimate piece that ‘lives’ in your pocket.
Credits: A Project by CADA
Idea and Design: Sofia Oliveira / Jared Hawkey
Symbian Programming: Heitor Ferreira
Second development stage funded by: DGArtes (The Directorate-General for the Arts of the Portuguese Ministry of Culture)
Developed in 2007/2008 this application was freely available for Symbian phones, which have been discontinued.
New Android version is available HERE.
Group Exhibitions and Presentations
‘Pronto! On Telephony,’ [plug.in], Basel, Switzerland, exhibition curated by Andreas Blättler and Raffael Dörig
Pixelache 2009, Helsinki, Finland, presentation
IWE2009, Escola Superior Educação de Coimbra, Portugal, presentation
GA2008, Politecnico di Milano University, Milan, Italy, paper and poster
MobileFest 03, Museum of the Image and Sound, São Paulo, Brazil, exhibition and presentation
SHiFT 08, FIL, Lisbon, Portugal, exhibition and presentation
The 3rd Upgrade! International Gathering, City Museum, Skopje, Macedonia, exhibition
abertura2, Século, Lisbon, Portugal, presentation
UPGRADE! Lisbon, Lisboa 20 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal, presentation
OFFF Festival, LXFactory, Lisbon, Portugal, presentation
BANG Festival de Artes Digitais, Transboavista, Lisbon, Portugal, exhibition curated by Margarida Mendes
Pecha Kucha Lisbon, LUX, Lisbon, Portugal, presentation of concept
Wallpaper Magazine, Fab 40 Online (in at 15)
Digicult, interview with Marco Mancuso
It’s Nice That
Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Award 2008, a ‘notable entry’