Visual Experiments with Neighborhood Data

I’m taking a week to put together quick, creative experiments and visualizations of real-time urban data and recent social media from San Francisco’s Mission District. I’m looking at the data in playful ways to make observations about the urban environment. I will see which observations and layers resonate with users and make these the ground rules for the generative art… Read More Visual Experiments with Neighborhood Data

Fellowship Week 8: Collection and Classification of Social Media

While I’ve been working on finishing the final data visualizations and interface for the August show at Gray Area, I’ve also been trying to figure out how to find relevant media to the neighborhood culture and the urban environment. Classification and Relevance Score I’m doing bag of words analysis and algorithmically scoring each Photo and… Read More Fellowship Week 8: Collection and Classification of Social Media

Fellowship Week 6: Density of Housing and Business

Last week, I gather data on housing and businesses in the Mission District of San Francisco. I’m going to use this data to style the real-time map of the neighborhood. Color will indicate types of housing and businesses. Lightness and darkness will be used to indicate density and level of human activity near buildings, such as Foursquare check-ins.… Read More Fellowship Week 6: Density of Housing and Business

Fellowship Week 4: Visuals and Project Details

I now have a good idea of what we’re going to build for the August showcase. Here’s an updated summary of the project, which I recently presented to Gray Area, Stamen, Britelite Immersive, Presence PG, and Obscura Digital. Urban Heartbeat Experimenting with place in the Here and Now to find urban data stories. Abstract Urban Heartbeat is an interactive… Read More Fellowship Week 4: Visuals and Project Details