Treeversity at the ARS ELECTRONICA Festival -Keplers Garden
Johann Höller (AT), Thomas Lorenz (AT), Florian Gruber (AT), Ursula Niederländer (AT), Tanja Illetits-Motta (AT), Raphael Blasi (AT), Andreas Rösch (IT), Stefan Küll (AT)
Treeversity focuses on the relation between complex data sets and the potential of data visualization to convey complex information at a glance. JKU’s database contains approximately 268,000 enrollment records on 153,000 students, faculties, courses, rooms, exams, schedules and so on. Treeversity illustrates this life as a tree. Courses, grades, and exams become branches, creating different types of trees. Fully grown or still nascent, withering or growing erratically. Each tells a story of the human behind it. You can imagine someone studying full-time, or balancing work, study, and children all at the same time. Realizing a bad choice or having found their destiny. Together, the trees reveal more. In all of the studies, what are the conditions, the evolutions, the successes, and drop-outs?