Formula One City

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This project is one of the six projects shown on the  LIVE Singapore! exhibition. The projects were developed by the SENSEable City Lab and part of the Future Urban Mobility research initiative at the Singapore and MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. Researchers have collaborated on the development of an open platform for collating and publishing a range of innovative, real-time data visualisations about the city. It is being described as a “feedback loop between people, their actions, and the city”.

This project is about Formula one and how large scale events disrupt a cities’ daily routines. What better opportunity to explore this effect than Singapore’s Formula One Grand Prix? How does this event impact our daily life? How do we respond to it? How do we share our excitement via cellphone? Find out by looking at this map, where the color and size of the glow are proportional to the amount of text messaging during the Formula One race.

 

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