An abstract representation of the C4NM community’s evolution over time, from
inception to the present day.
The Center for New Music (C4NM) is an
organization and space devoted to supporting the new music community in San
Francisco. Their work is built upon the friendships, collaborations, and
meetings of the composers, performers, producers, presenters, teachers,
students, listeners, scholars, advocates, engineers, curators, critics, and
organizers that involve themselves with their programs. The fabric of C4NM is
woven with threads of personal relationships.
This data visualization shows an abstract representation of the evolution of
C4NM’s community over time, from its inception by Adam Fong and Brent Miller to
the present day. The visualization provides a basic visual impression of the
community’s evolution and complex interdependencies, while also encoding
extensive information about the community for the viewer to investigate.
The visualization utilizes the metaphor of a tree. Each leaf represents a
single member of the C4NM community and encodes data about that person: their
name, the nature of their involvement with C4NM, and where they fit in C4NM’s
chronology. Every leaf, in turn, influences the shapes of the leaves that
follow it. Some members’ Facebook data is reappropriated in order to display
the personal relationships between community members and how these
relationships inform the overall structure of the community.