POLYCANVAS is a data-driven poster framework, which we adapted for the Creative Informatics Innovation Showcase 2021. The poster displays and arranges content by chance on the canvas–with each content loop being triggered by live data input (Github’s API). For the Showcase we rewrote the framework to enable audio components for each element and add a flexible colour scheme for the client. Due to the sounds being selected by chance out of a library, unique soundscapes are created each time with endless possibility for extension.
The original framework was conceived by Sigrid Schmeisser and based on the brand narrative for Creative Informatics. Apart from being a tool to display content, Schmeisser was curious to investigate what it means to co-design with an algorithm.
Polycanvas Creative Informatics Showcase ’21