Ciudades a escala humana: Week picks #21

BIG BANG DATA (May 8-October 26 2014)

MEDIA ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2014 (November 19-22 2014)


|city|data|future| INTERACTIONS IN HYBRID URBAN SPACE: THE URBANIXD EXHIBITION (September 24 2014)


DIGITAL INTELLIGENCE 2014 (September 17-19 2014)


Week picks series features different initiatives and projects I found or want to highlight on this blog. It will help me track new findings from community groups, startups or local governments working and delivering solutions relevant to the issues covered on this blog. I often bookmark them or save them on Tumblr.
| 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.
UrbanIxD

| 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.

UrbanIxD

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

More info 

digitalurbanisms:

(via This Is What Informal Transit Looks Like When You Actually Map It - Emily Badger - The Atlantic Cities)

digitalurbanisms:

(via This Is What Informal Transit Looks Like When You Actually Map It - Emily Badger - The Atlantic Cities)

An event on interactive data: Beyond the fetish object, toward the social object

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

sunlightcities:

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 

sunlightcities:

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 

Ciudades a escala humana: Visualizing complexity of urban life: 12 more projects

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
2. URBAN OBSERVATORY
3. MAPPING LONDON´S BUILDINGS IN REAL TIME, USING TWITTER

4. TRANSIT PATTERNS: SAN FRANCISCO

5. METROPOLITAIN
 
6.  AT NIGHT
 
7. NEW YORK CITY´S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AS ONE-TON SPHERES OF CARBON DIOXIDE GAS

8. HESTIA PROJECT - Study maps greenhouse gas emissions to building, street level for U.S. cities

9. PUBLIC TRANSPORT FLOWS, LONDON

10. VILLE VIVANTE
 
11. OYSTER CARD TOUCH INS & TOUCH OUTS

12. LONDON IN MOTION
 

urbanrelationsinfo:

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).

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