Ponderance

(May 2003 - March 2007.) Tama's thoughts on the blogosphere, podcasting, popular culture, digital media and citizen journalism posted from a laptop computer somewhere in Perth's isolated, miniature, urban jungle ...

The New York Datascape

Saturday, April 23, 2005
How geographic and informatic spaces intersect to create maps and a datascape or terrain is one of the more difficult conceptual areas in terms of information cartographies, but the Searchscapes in Manhattan Project has attacked that very problem. Their artistic and algorithmic answer: a geographic map of Manhattan island overlaid with towers representing the amount of data returned via Google for specific addresses of stretches of streets. Check out a couple of examples:


These datascapes are very engaging ... and New York looks just as intimdating as an information hub as it does in terms of steel and concrete! [Via we make money not art]

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