The worst of all...

Added on by Dario Villanueva.
It’s enough to walk around any museum to realise the amount of beauty left behind by our ancestors and intuit what is it that we’re going to leave behind to those that will come after us. One sees so many family men, worried about the future of their children, driving around with their cars in heavy traffic, poorly living in tiny apartments in huge tower blocks, consuming like mad everything that falls in their hands, that one has the certainty that their commodities will become trash; their cars junk and their fragile homes rubble. Seas of trash, mountains of junk and deserts of rubble will become our legacy; and, in between all of this, all of the everyday Kitsch that surrounds us. At least something to remember us with charm.
— Enrique Naya

Creating a live tweet map with Leaflet and node.js

Added on by Dario Villanueva.

After my sentiment analysis project I wondered if I could translate those ideas to a live map of tweets in my neighbourhood. 

I am happy to report that I can.

Introducing: London Feels:

People in london feel pretty average

People in london feel pretty average

It displays quick sentiment-analysed (very rudimentary) tweets for the M25 circle that contain location.

Positive tweets are blue, negative tweets are red, and the rest are kinda pink but they look good.

It uses node.js for the backend, with node-tweet-stream and node-sentiment to do the tweet hosing and sentiment analysing. Then tweets are broadcasted with to the clients. The clients use leaflet to show the map, with toner map tiles from stamen design.

People tweet a lot before lunchtime, mostly average tweets:

I'm thinking about making the same thing for NYC. 




Visual Identity Prints

Added on by Dario Villanueva.

The prints from my Visual Identity workshop at the floating cinema are available. I've selected 24 of the audio fingerprints and created a limited run of 20 prints of them. They are all from people who attended the workshop and volunteered to have their speech analysed and turned into colours:

The printing was done at The Printer of Dreams who did a cracking job of reflecting the RGB colours onto matt coated Xativa 230gsm neutral-white paper. The posters look great on the "flesh" - with vivid tones and attention grabbing shades.