Tracing Mobility: Digital Broadway
To mark the launch of Tracing Mobility, Trampoline have partnered with Digital Broadway to present a programme of related screenings and events that will animate the Symposium
CURRENTCITY FOUNDATION, MIT SENSEABLE CITY LAB & AARON KOBLIN
CurrentCity Foundation is a research group started as a cooperation between University of Salzburg and Senseable City lab of the MIT Boston, exploring the future possibilities and applications of a ‘real-time’ city, leveraging aggregated data from the by-products of existing electronic and sensor networks to visualise human mobility and urban activity.
Currently developing applications to enable us to forecast and respond to emerging patterns of behaviour in real time. Visualising Amsterdam is a collaboration with award-winning artist Aaron Koblin, who specialises in data visualisation, to visualise mapped SMS text activity across the city of Amsterdam.
Data provided by KPN Mobile
Could humans at any point in history, given the right information, construct an electronic communication network? Initiated during a residency at Eyebeam(NYC), Jamie O’Shea built a working electrical telegraph switch in the wilderness, using no modern tools or materials. He learned to make stone tools, start fires, melt metals from rocks and finally construct a voltage producing object, showing that such technology doesn’t necessitate modern industry, only modern knowledge. The resulting Immaculate Telegraph is the first step towards an ahistorical internet.