In the film Information Machine, the narrator describes people store information “in active memory bank” and use the information to “sort out and relate to the problem”. The narrator calls people “artists”. Human brains are described as if they are machines when information is being processed and stored but when information is taken out of brains with meaning, brains are no longer mechanic but artistic and the expressed information has unique characteristics. When people utilize information or data, they can create new meanings through various ways of expression and display.
For example, in “A Map and Some Pins”, Sherratt shows two different images of the same record search.
What about search results on search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing? How search results on Google can influence viewers to digest information displayed. Data/information aggregation is done automatically and mechanically. Even though information is out there on the internet, how those search engines pick up and order information can affect understanding information. We will never know what is excluded and filtered. This is my concern for information and how it is displayed.