Highway traffic reorganized by color

Posted to Data Art  |  Tags:  |  Nathan Yau

In the video above, filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker reorganized midday traffic by color. No computer-generated elements required.

In this new video I took a four minute shot of state highway 163, which is San Diego's first freeway then removed the time between cars passing and reorganized them according to color. I was curious to see what the city’s car color palette looked like when broken down. We are a car culture after all. I was surprised that the vast majority of cars are colorless: white, gray and black. The bigger surprise though was just how many cars passed in four minutes of what looked like light traffic: 462 cars.

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