Monday, March 19, 2018

Mapping the “Geography of Buzz”

Maps from a study entitled “The Geography of Buzz” The authors, Elizabeth Currid, an assistant professor in the School of Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and Sarah Williams, the director of the Spatial Information Design Lab at Columbia University‘s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. The maps are a result of the mining of thousands of photographs from Getty Images that chronicled flashy parties and smaller affairs on both coasts for a year, beginning in March 2006. The maps show the density of different types of cultural events in New York and Los Angeles.



Map of NY “Buzz”


Map of LA “Buzz”

There seems to be an increase on interest on mapping social presence in space, see MIT senseable Media Lab or CitySense for related work. Is great to see this work surface more and more as it relates very directly with my own research, visualising the knowledge that emerges from people’s interaction in space, a process I’m calling HINTeractions.

via infoaesthetics


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