February 9, 2011 § 6 Comments
“Love is dead in metropolis/All contact through glove or partition/What a waste/The City/A wasting disease”
What if the city is no longer a wasting disease, but a place of network activity and sharing? A new kind of city – a city of mind?
Invisible cities is an online interactive project, which “displays geocoded activity from online services such as Twitter and Flickr, both in real-time and in aggregate. Real-time activity is represented as individual nodes that appear whenever a message or image is posted. Aggregate activity is reflected in the underlying terrain: over time, the landscape warps as data is accrued, creating hills and valleys representing areas with high and low densities of data”, according to their creators Christian Marc Schmidt and Liangjie Xia.
Let’s re-experience our physical environment.
Tagged: aggregate, Anne Clark, Brain Pickings, Christian Marc Schmidt, flickr, interactive, invisible cities, landscapes, Liangjie Xia, node, online project, real-time, Social media, Twitter, urban landscape, video