Using web frequency within multi-media exhibitions

David A. Shamma*, Shannon Bradshaw, Sara Owsley Sood, Kristian J Hammond

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Abstract

In this article, we explore the structure of the web as an indicator of popular culture and its use in multi-media exhibits. In a series of art and technology installations, the software agency needs to keep 'grounded' to what people can readily understand. We administered a survey to understand how people perceived word and phrase obscurity related with frequency information gathered from a popular Web search engine. We found the frequency data gathered from the engine closely matched judgments gathered from people. The results of this study point to the new applications of the WWW in art and multi-media exhibits as an indicator of popular culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM Multimedia 2004 - proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on Multimedia
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages536-539
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1581138938, 9781581138931
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004
EventACM Multimedia 2004 - proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on Multimedia - New York, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2004Oct 16 2004

Publication series

NameACM Multimedia 2004 - proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on Multimedia

Other

OtherACM Multimedia 2004 - proceedings of the 12th ACM International Conference on Multimedia
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York, NY
Period10/10/0410/16/04

Keywords

  • Culture
  • Media Arts
  • Network Arts
  • Software Agents
  • World Wide Web

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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