Ted Conference founder and trained architect and graphic designer Richard Saul Wurman has created an interactive large-scale exhibition that allows users to compare and contrast cities all over the globe through a variety of lenses. The project, entitled Urban Observatory aims to provide scalable comparisons based on income, diversity, water distribution, power grids, etc in 16 urban areas and counting worldwide.
The touchscreen experiment is being unveiled this week at the Esri International Users Convention in San Diego and while there are no immediate plans for its further display, Wurman already sees big things on the horizon. “It should be 100 cities connected to a source that updates it like an app” the Ted creator says. “Cities should learn from the mistakes and failures of others.” Check out the UO website for a limited version of the comparison technology.
Helsinki-based band Light Light has created a crowd-sourced and creative solution to the monotony of music videos these days. By tracking the viewers cursor as they watch the video, a new and unique take is created every hour. Get your mouse ready and head into an evolving set of challenges here
This is an incredible sensory experience that immerses view into the world of autism. Created by St.Johns, this work is inspired by St.John’s owner John Fleischmann’s autistic daughter, Carly – who’s broken through as a gifted writer on the topic of autism.
Branded utility at its best. Nature Valley Trail View is a gorgeous site that offers 300+ miles of national parks through panoramic views and interactive guides. Footage from a 360-degree backpack camera was overlaid with in-depth parks information to create a street-view style tour of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and more. naturevalleytrailview.com