The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

18 July 2017 Posted by Sarah Eva Manson

It was an absolute honour to work with Mr. Eric Clarke, Lecturer in Health Informatics, in The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, on this piece; an archival pigment print set in a beautiful wooden frame with scratch resistant acrylic measuring a whopping 1.5m x 1.5m. A really powerful, beautiful piece.

We thought we were looking at a microscopic cancerous cell; I don't think we could have been more wrong! The truth behind the image: (hold onto your seats!)

"This is a graphical visualisation of data extracted from tweets containing the hashtag #breastcancer. Twitter users are represented by dots, called nodes, and lines connecting the nodes represent the relationships between the Twitter users. Nodes are sized differently according to the number and importance of other nodes they are connected with, and the thickness of each connecting line is determined by the number of times that a particular relationship is expressed within the data. The ‘double yolk’ structure at the top of the image indicates common mentions of two accounts. This area of the graph provides a graphical expression of trending data in Twitter, as it represents one tweet that was retweeted thousands of times." - 18.07.17



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