Digital data is visualised as kinks in a piece of thread to make an analogue, wall-mounted graph by design students Christian Ferrera and Jon McTaggart.

Calling their device Pulse, the students took data output by websites and social networks (Google Weather in the example shown) and used it to control little motors that move the arms accordingly.

A piece of red cord threaded through the loops at the ends of the arms makes a graph of information that’s ever-present on the wall like an analogue clock.

They used an open-source toolkit called Gadgeteer to make and program the device.

McTaggart studies at Köln International School of Design (KISD) and studies at Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL). They met and developed the project while on an exchange semester at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Movie soundtrack is by Decoder Ring.

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