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The Data Installation

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  • This project is an interactive, three-dimensional data visualization.
    The public adds their own data to the installation.
    This can be done by connecting the two beams with a string. The first beam symbolizes your real age (how old you really are). The other beam symbolizes the preferred age (how old would you want to be if you could stop the time for a while?).
    The colors of the strings show the sexes and daily activities:
    Yellow: female – at home
    Magenta: female – study/at school
    Orange: female – employed
    Purple: female – own business
    Light blue: male – at home
    Cyan: male– study/at school
    Green: male – employed
    Dark blue: male – own business
    Because of the hingeable construction, the installation will be lower on the side where most of the strings will be attached.
    In this way a web full of data will be created.
    Event: Exit/13 (exhibition master graduates, MAD-fac, Genk, Belgium)
    Location: former mining building, Thor Park, Waterschei, Genk
  • "I'm actually quite happy with my age, but I would like to be a few years younger"
    Participants: 144
    Female: 57%
    Male: 43%
    Average real age: 31.8
    Average preferred age: 29.5
    Youngest participant: 5 (preferred age: 15)
    Oldest participants: 79 (preferred age: 58 and 76)
    People are in general quite satisfied with their age. The difference between the real and Preferred age was rarely more than twenty years. The discussion about the ideal age is still very interesting.