United Colors of Dissent (UCoD, 2013 - http://ucod.org) is a data-driven performance designed for live public interaction using mobile phones and public displays. Participants collectively respond to a series of questions in their preferred language using a web-based voting interface running on their mobile phones. At every question, UCoD builds real-time graphics based on the answers and features them both on the phones and the displays. The performance intends to capture the linguistic and socio-cultural profile of different communities in urban environments by creating real-time visualizations that can map the prejudices, assumptions, and biases we may have about each other. UCoD is commissioned by “Connecting Cities,” a network aiming to build up a connected infrastructure of media facades, urban screens and projection sites to circulate artistic and social content.
United Colors of Dissent is a collaborative project with Mahir M. Yavuz.
A 5 min. documentary video of the project can be watched here:
Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria, 2013
Videospread Marseille, Marseilles, France, 2013
Amber Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, 2013
Telhan, Orkan and Mahir M. Yavuz. “United Colors of Dissent.” 2015. Accessed March 9. http://civicmediaproject.org/works/civic-media-project/unitedcolorsofdissent. Link