The Virtual City

This project by Jonas Groot Kormelink visualizes the virtual alter egos of the cities of Arnhem, Amsterdam and Schiphol within an interactive application.

Data collected from Facebook (check-ins, likes and posts) shape this virtual buildings over a time span of one week – the beginning of the 2012 European Football Cup. Each building corresponds to a public space in real world, height depends on the number of check-ins, width to the number of likes.

Selecting a place we get more informations, such as the number of people talking about it (coloured disc), and more about the posts and contents.

hilton_schiphol

overview_amsterdam

talkabout_arnhem_manhattan

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