VOX POPULI

 

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.

 

CLICK HERE OR ON THE IMAGE BELOW to view the timeline

 

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.

 

TAHRIR ARCHIVES

 

The infograph below maps about 150 online archive initiatives related to the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and its aftermath. It was first published on the web cultural platform Ibraaz along with an essay, Archiving as an Act of Resistance This project is ongoing since 2016.

 

 

To search the archives click on the above infograph or on the icons below

 

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."

 
 PRESS

PRESS

 GRAFFITI   

GRAFFITI

 

 BLOGS   

BLOGS

 

 ARCHIVAL SITES

ARCHIVAL SITES

 
 VIDEOS

VIDEOS

 VOICES   

VOICES

 

 TIMELINES   

TIMELINES

 

 HISTORICAL EVENTS

HISTORICAL EVENTS

 
 PHOTOGRAPHS

PHOTOGRAPHS

 POLITICS

POLITICS

 DATA VISUALIZATIONS   

DATA VISUALIZATIONS

 

 SOCIAL MEDIA

SOCIAL MEDIA

 
 DOCUMENTS

DOCUMENTS

 WOMEN & REVOLUTION

WOMEN & REVOLUTION

 PROJECTS   

PROJECTS

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

MISCELLANEOUS

 
 
 Still. Web based data visualisation chord of online archives initiatives on Tahrir Square. 2016. © Lara Baladi.

Still. Web based data visualisation chord of online archives initiatives on Tahrir Square. 2016. © Lara Baladi.