Series of works exploring the subject of drawing images in the space around the earth using latitude, longitude and altitude as a coordinate system.
Created by Kyle McDonald, “Sharing Faces” uses a megapixel surveillance camera and custom software to match the face locations of the persons looking at the screen. As the person moves, new images are pulled from the database matching the new location and create a mirror-like image of yourself using the images of others.
Wake Up With the World is a an iOS application that turns your wake up alarm into musical collaborative experience. When you wake your GPS coordinates are translated into musical notes and combined with those of every other person waking up at the same moment as you.
Created by Andreas Müller, the lamp North is based around the simple idea that wherever you are in the world, there is always another place out there that is important to you and you have a relationship with. The lamp visualises this relationship by giving out more light the more directly it points towards this location, the […]
A month ago in Minneapolis, nestled amidst the brilliant programming of the inaugural Eyeo Festival, Mark Hansen organized a panel on data visualization and social justice that brought veteran designers Laura Kurgan, Michael Migurski and Lisa Strausfeld together to discuss visual communication, representation and agency. The conversation that ensued was extremely provocative and challenged many […]
See Something or Say Something is a project by Eric Fischer which maps out locations of Flickr pictures (red dots) and locations of Twitter tweets (blue dots). Note the white dots are locations that have been posted to both services. Although there are no conclusions and none intended, it does raise some interesting questions about what makes […]
Together with a few colleagues at NYTimes R&D, for the last week Jer Thorp has been working on a project called openpaths.cc. The site lets you upload your location data from your iDevice, securely store it and explore it via a map interface. It is an anonymous, user-contributed database for the personal location data files recorded by iOS […]
SubMap is a project by Dániel Feles, Krisztián Gergely, Attila Bujdosó and Gáspár Hajdu at Kitchen Budapest. The project visualises and sonificates data pulled from one of the biggest news sites of Hungary, origo.hu. One frame is one day, and on one day many things can happen. Depending on how many times a day the name of a city or a […]
Currently in development and Created by Mothership, Kinetic is a GPS-based tracking and training app for running, cycling, hiking, walking… designed specifically to help you measure, record, store, review and analyse your location based data. Packaged in a beautiful interface with features to amaze and only grow with time, Kinetic is/will be a must for every iPhone. […]
Created by David Wicks, Distance and Common Desires is a series of prints created through analysis of submissions to Destinations. David filtered people’s responses to the questions “Where do you want to go?” and “Why do you want to go there?” to find clusters of similar desires. The three groups presented below are people traveling to […]
DaylightCal visualises the duration, angle and quality of sunlight wherever you are. Using weather forecast data, DaylightCal calculates the distribution of daylight for any location and date worldwide. Find out how much daylight you’ve got left today and how much to expect tomorrow. Now all of this may sound pretty familiar and we have seen […]
Brightkite Team have just released this video of their upcoming iPhone app. The app looks fantastic and we can’t wait to get our hand on it. It should beÂ availableÂ in the AppStore “soon”. You can find out more about Brightkite by reading our mini review here. Brightkite for the iPhone from Brightkite on Vimeo.