| City | Data | Future | exhibition
24th September 2014 – 7th October 2014
Exhibition 24th September – 7th October 2014
Symposium Thursday 25th September 2014.
Venue Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice, Italy.1
The UrbanIxD project takes the view that cities in the future will contain a complex mesh of interconnected, heterogeneous technological systems. Technology will continue to evolve, and the data-reading and writing capabilites of cities will only increase, but mess and complexity will still be the background context.
The focus of the emergent field of Urban Interaction Design is public space and the relationships between people – with and through technology2. The currency of these interactions is data. Making sense of this data, and making it meaningful, transparent, useful and enjoyable is a challenge for interaction design.
The | City | Data | Future | exhibition speculates about the possible futures that city inhabitants might experience.
Urban data: From fetish object to social object
image by Robin Howie
Official launch of Programmable City project, 25th March 2014
Mobile & Sensible Moscow
Interactive data visualization of research ‘Transport Network and Social Network: Motion and Emotion’ Moscow Urban Forum 2013 Research is the collaboration between Thomson Reuters, Mathrioshka and MegaFon Сommissioned by the coordinator of complex research ‘Archaeology of the periphery’ consortium bureau Meganom and Institute Strelka
(via This Is What Informal Transit Looks Like When You Actually Map It - Emily Badger - The Atlantic Cities)
For the past half-decade or so, in a phenomenon most everyone reading this site is no doubt already intimately acquainted with, data-derived artifacts (dynamic visualizations, digital maps, interac…
If Adam Greenfield is organizing this, it will be worth considering it (if you are into data visualization, or not, but maybe how to democratize digital information tools
A fascinating use of data:
"It looks a bit like an isochrone, a map showing how far you can travel on a transportation network in a given time frame, starting from a single location. But this map tells us something about every point of origin in the Minneapolis/St. Paul region simultaneously. Specifically, it tells us how many jobs are accessible within 30 minutes – using the key at right – from each location by public transit, during the 7-9 a.m. peak morning window. The darker green areas have the greatest accessibility to jobs; the lighter green areas have the least. The red lines show transit routes.”
Read more at Atlantic Cities
I keep bookmarking
links on urban data visualization projects. It´s been a while since I first collected 10 examples of urban data visualization
and new projects gained attention advancing new ways to visualize different aspects of cities. I am particularly interested in working on, beyond aesthetics, useful ways to capture in a dynamic graphical way the urban complexities that are otherwise more difficult to capture through the raw data statistics usually offer. This compilation includes works on carbon emissions, mobile phones activity, public transit flows, social media, among others.
I just picked the videos showing the results, but it is worth taking a closer look at how the projects processed the data, visiting the website to play with the data and, well, waste some time if you are not yet on holidays. 1. LUMINOUS CITIES
The Most Sophisticated Flickr Maps We’ve Ever Seen
The Flickr tool in particular contains an enormous wealth of data – photos themselves, their location, the topical tags associated with them – that can be spliced in infinite ways and visualized across time to illustrate individual events like a natural disaster, or specific geographies like the one associated with Occupy protesters. TraceMedia initially launched the project last year in London, but recently updated it to include more than 50 global cities, some with Flickr data going back as far as 2004. You can view any city during a specific window of time, or in an animation over time, while simultaneously plotting multiple tags (like in the London map shown above).
The Atlantic Cities:
“Prepare to Waste Your Day With This Fascinating City Comparison Tool
Emily Badger. Jul 10, 2013
The power of data to visually explain cities is magnified when you put a pair of maps side-by-side. Cities across the world don’t speak the same language. But comparative maps, like the ones above, can. This is the premise behind a new project unveiled this week at the Esri user conference, an online Urban Observatory that aspires to be a “live museum with a data pulse” about cities all over the planet.
The interactive tool, designed by geospatial firm Esri, the film company @radical.media, and TED creator Richard Saul Wurman, is built around an extensive comparative mapping tool that so far includes 16 cities. Click through to the platform, and you can toggle between them, pulling up navigable maps on population density, road congestion, and land use, among other data points (beware, though, that some of the cities are currently not shown at the same scale).”