The latest release from Eyebeam R&D is ForwardTrack, a system for tracking and mapping the circulation of email forwards, political calls-to-action and petitions. ForwardTrack is designed to encourage activism by graphically revealing the power of social-networks and demonstrating the impact of the individual's voice in the political process. ForwardTrack is currently being beta tested via Tom's Petition and is available to the public in an open source version at the ForwardTrack site.
This was a project by Eyebeam R&D
Development: Michael Frumin, Michal Migurski
Concept: Jonah Peretti, Michael Frumin, Alex Galloway, Cory Arcangel, James Powderly, Kenyatta Cheese, Jesse Bednarz, Ian Curry (guest)
Web Design: Ann Poochareon
The Showdown was an open competition to see who could make the most contagious website. All entries were launched on the official Contagious Media server and tracked over the three week contest period. The contest was complimented by a full day of workshops, a launch party, an awards event, and the Contagious Media exhibition at the New Museum. Final results for the contest and traffic statistics are available on the showdown web site.