In this work the traffic of Lisbon is portrayed exploring metaphors of living organisms with circulatory problems. Rather than being an aesthetic essay or a set of decorative artifacts, my approach focuses on synthesizing and conveying meaning through data portrayal. This portrayal is embodied in the visualization: The Blood Vessels in the traffic of Lisbon. I use an adaptive physics system to build and manipulate the road network – the thickness, the color and the length of the vessels are excited by the number of vehicles and average velocity in each road. With this system I try to bypass the strictness of contemporary visualizations that depict data accurately through direct mappings.
As the year marking the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Bauhaus, 2009 is an appropriate year for an exhibition dedicated to the examination of the social networks of the Bauhaus movement.
In preparation for this project, biographical details of all of the members of the Bauhaus, as well as their individual personal relationships with other members, will be systematically structured and entered into an online research database.
The impressive volume of information resulting from this effort will then be presented in three dimensions within an illuminated 4x4meter cube at the Bauhaus University in Weimar.
The exhibition then becomes an immersive yet highly-structured digital archive rich with historical details. Complex interrelationships will be made more accessible through the implementation of an innovative graphical interface. All visualizations of the complex network are drawn directly from the research database and presented in an intuitive computer-generated form.
At an interactive digital tabletop, spectators can furthermore examine individual parts of the greater network in more detail.
I ran an ongoing screen capture as I created the map for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. I didn't capture everything, but completing the project on time and up to standards was more important than screen capturing. The speed is doubled six times or more over giving you the ability to see how I work and the thought process behind it without being burdened by specifics of technique. The project was done primarily in Adobe Illustrator, although I do jump to other programs for a second every now and then as you will see in the video.
Read more about the project at http://escapekeygraphics.com/2010/10/fort_lauderdale_boat_show_map/
See more of my work at http://www.EscapeKeyGraphics.com
Read about the 2012 version of the map at http://www.escapekeygraphics.com/2012/09/fort_lauderdale_international_boat_show_maps_2012/
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This presentation was given at #City Camp on how to create your own civic application development contest like Apps for Democracy