Realtime Information Graphics Show International Data Interchange

Posted to Maps  |  Nathan Yau

Zum Kuckuck, a design group in Germany, visualizes data interchange and network traffic with Processing in this beautifully executed installation.

On behalf and under the creative management of the Atelier Markgraph (Frankfurt/Main, Germany) Zum Kuckuck (Wuerzburg, Germany) has designed and programmed flexible information graphics for the center`s Release 1, using the open-source software "Processing". The software analyzes the international data interchange as well as the network traffic of the Deutsche Telekom in real time, and reproduces it three-dimensionally, creating a cinematic sequence on a large size plasma screen, prominently placed in the room.

The above is the first view. Here's the second:

telekom_4b

Okay, so we've seen stuff like this before with geotagged Flickr photos or Facebook friend activity, but I don't remember them looking this hot:

telekom_5b

telekom_6b

[via information aesthetics]

2 Comments

  • Bloody romantic and artful. The analysis in relationship to time is fairly lacking, but I suppose this isn’t really meant to be an insightful piece accept for the common sense gathering that lots of people are on the internet at different times in major cities of the world. It really is beautiful though, wouldn’t mind one over my fireplace.

  • Nice infos thanks for share:))

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