What do the worlds of data visualisation, light painting and the temperance movement have in common? Find out at our Pixelstick-augmented tour of the National Temperance Hospital from 9pm on Friday, May 27th as part of One Day in the City and the UCL Festival of Arts.
I’ve had the very great pleasure over the last year and a half of collaborating with Gustavo Romanillos, a PhD student based in Madrid, who has been working with a team there in Madrid Cycle Track to carry out some fascinating cycling studies in the city. We’ve recently published two pieces of work together, and done some rather nice visualisation.
The pixelstick got another outing over reading week, with our MRes students taking to the streets (and, um, a darkened lecture theatre) with their favourite images and visualisations. A couple of students didn’t bring their own, so we gave them the surface of the sun or a bat attack instead.
Our plan is to take the pixelstick out to visualise data – so far we’ve experimented with historical and biographical images, but we’d also like to do what we are good at as a centre, and show off some of the great datavis coming out of CASA and other centres. Watch this space…
Huge thanks to Anouchka, Frank, Shinichiro, Angelos, Thomas, Sulieman and Luigi for helping to produce these images!
The next few months sees me starting collaborations on two new projects with the historians in the Survey of London, a group that, since the time of Victoria, have been tracing the story of London’s built environment. We’ll be working with them to inject our CASA-flavoured approaches into their studies of Whitechapel and Oxford Street.
The last weeks have seen me, Steve Gray, Carina Schneider and Bianca Winter at large in Crystal Palace, East London, and Camden, painting with light and creating “temporary graffiti” – or virtual installations, if you will.