2015-16 Honours Project – Callum Richie

Callum Richie
Data Cultures is an interactive project that explores the realm of data visualization. It is an interpretative piece that plays upon the similarities between the emergent nature of ‘the social network’ (specifically Twitter), and the growth and spread of a bacterial species.The project uses the visual metaphor of a petri-dish  to frame and analyse a snapshot of real-time Twitter activity. As Tweets containing a specified word are received, they are visualised in the form of generative creatures, who’s attributes and resilience are based on the content their defining Tweet, and the creator’s profile.