The aim of this project is to collect environmental data while walking around a specific area to build a rich picture of that area over time. Data gathering devices include sensors on micro controllers, smart phones, and recorded notes. This data is then used to create maps, charts, data experiences, or artistic works by participants to represent the area and the process of the project.
This is an ongoing research project in collaboration with Ravensbourne, a university sector college in North Greenwich, London, focused on the creative sector. Recently the Data Cylinders pictured were featured in the Barbican Centre, as part of the FIL Interfaces exhibition.
The next phase of the project will be visualising walks across New York and Amsterdam. Data gathering is currently underway and experimental techniques and forms for visualising the data being explored.