Live Data Information Systems 2

  • HealthMap, a team of researchers, epidemiologists and software developers at Boston Children’s Hospital founded in 2006, is an established global leader in utilizing online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats.

Check the live map here:

  • All the Tweets. This is a map of geolocated Tweets for the whole world (we’ve defaulted to London here) created by Eric Fischer of Mapbox, who collected the data over several years. The place where each tweet is posted from is shown by a green dot. There are millions and millions of tweets on the global map – in fact, over 6.3 billion. The map is zoomable and the volume of tweets means that popular locations stand out even at a high zoom level. The dots are in fact vectors, so retain their clarity when you zoom right in. The map is interactive – pan around to explore it.


  • London’s Oyster Card Flows. Here is an animation that Ollie created a couple of years ago for the “Sense and the City” exhibition at the London Transport Museum.


  • Cab Communities. Dr Ed Manley, a research associate on the Mechanicity project here at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, created this dramatic, colourful graphic (excerpt above) of popular routes used by one of the major private hire cab companies in London, using Gephi.


  • 21 Maps That Show How People Run In Different Cities. Not  live ones, but the designer get the data from the app RunKeeper.


  • NIKE Grid Runners Map. The Nike Grid was an Alternative Reality Game (ARG) for runners, held over two weeks on the streets of London late last year. After each day’s race, W+K, the campaign planners, produced a stunning infographic video showing that day’s runs, superimposed on a map. The routes were heavily stylised as hexagonal traces, as was the map itself. Coloured hexagonal flashes were used to indicate the end of a successful run. Each day’s infographic was themed differently – one highlighting the runs through heavy rain on evening, another showing the routes of the runners that had been around the entire map.

The background mapping is from the OpenStreetMap database, which is CC-By-SA OpenStreetMap contributors.


Live Data Information Systems

Live Tube Map


Live Weather Data

Wind direction, Pressure, Rain, Cloud.



Air Traffic Control and Radar


30,000 Flights, covering 25 million miles.



Opta Sports Data

Opta-Trends-Builder Opta-Trends-Saved

Creative projects related to Pigmentation

1. Marty Nagalla: Fair Innocence

I have to admit to being mildly obsessed with the porcelain, milky white skin of those born lacking pigment. Albinism is is a congenital disorder, characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes.  While the work of Marty Nagalla doesn’t exactly engage with those types of models, it somehow satisfies this part of me that desires that pure innocence of the fair skinned.


2. Kim Keever : “Across the Volumes”

Up a set of old marble steps, I reached the studio/home of Kim Keever, who has created microcosmic romantic landscapes for the past 3 decades in his lower east-side double apartment. Several cameras and half a dozen lights encircled and faced the center stage, an enormous fish-tank filled with 200 gallons of water set high on a metal stand. As I looked around the room taking in the pigment dust on the floor and noticing various diorama props lying around, Kim Keever’s torso suddenly emerged high above the other-side of the tank. From his ladder perch, he pointed out the mirror hanging at an angle just above his Hasselblad camera. And then to my great surprise, it was show time! Squeezing repurposed dishwashing soap bottles; he dropped colors into the tank, made from a mixture of industrial paint-tints and water.


3. Maiko Takeda’s headdresses

Fashion designer Maiko Takeda has added glow-in-the-dark designs to her range of spiky masks and body adornments for an exhibition of her work in Paris.

Takeda applied fluorescent pigments to the translucent plastic spikes one by one, combining sprayed gradients of colour with more intense flecks of paint.

The film flicks between light and dark to show the transformation of the piece under UV light. It also shows the delicate translucent bristles ripple in a breeze.


(There is a video in the source)

A Bioluminescent Forest Created with Digital Projection Mapping


Photographer Tarek Mawad and animator Friedrich van Schoorjust spent six weeks embedded in nature to create Bioluminescent Forest. The 4-minute short film imagines what various plants, insects, spiderwebs, and mushrooms might look like if they possessed the ability to emit bioluminescent light, creating a strange wonderland of blinking and twinkling organisms. The filmmakers state that everything you see was created live, without any effects added in post-production.

Christopher Jobson, Jan 5, 2015

Haruka 😀