Mesmerising map of the London Underground plots journeys in ‘real-time’

15:16 19 August 2013

A screengrab of Bruno Imbrizi

A screengrab of Bruno Imbrizi's website mapping Tube journeys in 'real-time'. Picture:


Travelling on the London Underground is rarely a pleasant experience - your body rocks violently back and forth as you struggle to avoid coming into contact with the great unwashed.

Sure, you try and perfect the art of escapism using the digital companionship of a Kindle and/or iPod (other devices are available) but you can never shift the troubling reality that you are stewing in an atmosphere coughed up by the local rodent population.

However, Bruno Imbrizi sees beauty where others see a blemish on our capital. The visual developer has designed a hypnotic 3D map that says it depicts the ‘real-time’ journey of every Tube train across every line.

The interactive feed plots the varying depths and geographical location of each station before allowing users to alter the speed of the colourful carriages that zip along each spine – if only we could apply the same process to reality.

To accompany his visual data stream, Imbrizi has added a soundtrack of ambient noises that serves to lure his audience further into a trance.

To experience Imbrizi’s creation visit his website here but be warned it is NSFW, not because of any graphic content, but because he may have just invented the most addictive screensaver ever to decorate a computer screen.

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