December 7 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
A new map created by two students shows what would happen if London’s buildings grew according to the amount of data they generate.
Stephan Hugel and Flora Roumpani developed a tool to capture and visualize live tweet feeds and project them onto the actual form of the built environment.
The UCL students captured location data from Twitter and published the results in 3D in an attempt to create a new urban landscape.
It works by storing the number of total tweets for any specific zone and keeps track of the time and date, meaning users of the map can watch buildings grow in size the more people use social media in them.
Co-creator Flora Roumpani said: “In this case, the project collects real-time tweet feeds, aggregates them by a custom discrete zone system and by default, visualizes them as building heights.”