300000 km/s – Visualising ping for interplanetary communication

Created by André Andrade at ECAL (Media and Interaction Design Unit), 300000 km/s is a data visualisation project to highlight the consequential delay in communication in the probable future (interplanetary) expansion of the territory of Man.

Taking Earth and Mars as an example, the distance between the two planets will not physically allow the immediacy of the Internet as we know it on Earth, André's project highlights the limit of the communication speed through a simplified visualisation of a permanent ping (round-trip) between the two planets.

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