The Text Trends animation deals with the spectacularization of information. Using Google data it explores the vast search data of its users. The animation takes the content generated by search queries and reduces this process to its essential elements: search terms vs. frequency searched for over time, presented in the form of a line graph.
Prints are held by UCL Art Museum, City of Hull, and Hull LIFT NHS Primary Care Trust.

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  • Data Soliloquies book review on Furtherfield by Pau Waelder

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  • Text Trends: FutureEverything 2013 newspaper

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  • Martin John Callanan: On Systems and Processes, full article

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  • Data as Culture: Open Day 16 March

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  • Text Trends newspaper: Environmental

    The second issue of Text Trends newspaper, looking at environmental data, will be available in limited numbers from 14 January 2013 at The Open Data Institute. Over the past twenty years, global climate change has emerged as the overarching narrative of our age, uniting a … continue reading

  • BYO Lunchtime Lectures at ODI: Data as Culture

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  • Text Trends newspaper series for the launch of The Open Data Institute

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  • Merkske at London Art Book Fair, Whitchapel Gallery, 21–23 September 2012

    Merkske will be with Slade Press for the fourth edition of The London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery, it takes place from the 21–23 September 2012. Merkske published Text Trends: Though Text Trends, Martin John Callanan deals with the spectacularization of information. Using … continue reading

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  • Global, solo exhibition at Casal Solleric, March – June 2012

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  • Global, Casal Solleric, press archive

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  • Global, Casal Solleric

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  • Text Trends book out now with Merkske

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  • The Achive of Digital Art (Database of Virtual Art)

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