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:


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:



[via information aesthetics]


  • 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:))


Interactive: When Do Americans Leave For Work?

We don’t all start our work days at the same time, despite what morning rush hour might have you think.

Pizza Place Geography

Most of the major pizza chains are within a 5-mile radius of where I live, so I have my pick, …

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011

I almost didn’t make a best-of list this year, but as I clicked through the year’s post, it was hard …