The emoto project captures and visualises the excitement around the Olympic Games in London 2012. The web application moves from real-time (web-based visualisation and mobile app you can try now) to “Echo” (sensory installation, during the Paralympics) to “Archive” (data sculpture, at the Cultural Olympiad closing event).
Our real-time data visualisation shows both the big picture, the world from above, and the intimate and personal. In topics view, we see the big picture, which event, athlete or topic is generating the most attention in the moment, and the mix of positive and negative emotions for each. The anecdotal and ephemeral is seen in the message stream view. An overview on each day shows an even bigger picture, the trends and patterns. This is a whole new way to experience and make sense of the pulse of the Games.
Emoto project was created by Moritz Stefaner, Drew Hemment and Studio NAND, and is a FutureEverything project with MIT Senseable City Lab for the London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad in the Northwest.