Facts and figures of London life

Posted to Data Art  |  Nathan Yau

Field Design takes a look at a day in London:

LDN24 is a new public art installation for the Museum of London. It draws filmic impressions and the facts and figures of London life into a picture of 24 hours in the life of the city. Statistics and statements from the web and a huge database are printed along the LED screen by the seconds' hand of a 24 hours clock. Weather, traffic and news updates, the Thames' tides, Tube updates and recent fire incidents are pulled live from numerous RSS feeds, Twitter and news portals.

I can easily see myself standing there entranced by the display for a long while - if I were from London. What I really want is a big circular display like for a day in the life of Nathan.

See the display in action below:

[Thanks, Vera]

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