Vox Populi is an open source web based platform searchable via a system of tags. It is an interactive timeline of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and its aftermath. The archive—photos, videos, articles, graffitis, a legal archive and more, uploaded to the data base has been gathered, and continues to be, since the beginning of the Arab uprisings. The data is related to the events unfolding on the ground in Egypt and to major events taking place around the world since 2011.
Currently, the platform is shown in the context of art exhibitions. Here, searches are pre-recorded to demonstrate how data is displayed and woven in visually woven narratives. New features are continuously added. The next development phase is the integration of live Twitter and Internet feeds.
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Be Realistic, Ask for the Impossible, multimedia installation consisting of LED ticker, two video installations, murals and the Vox Populi, Archiving a Revolution in the Digital Age web based timeline searchable through a system of tags. Installation views, Affect Me. Social Media In Art, KAI10 | Arthena Foundation, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2017. © Lara Baladi.
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Archive: "Origin early 17th cent. (in the sense ‘place where records are kept’): from French archives, from Latin archiva, archia, from Greek arkheia, ‘public records’, from arkhe, ‘government’. The verb dates from the late 19th century."