On Translation: Social Networks

Software, projection, map

21 January 2006

On Translation: Social Networks is a data visualisation in which the language used by a wide range of international organisations is scraped from websites and analysed in order to explore the complex networks of economic, cultural, technological and military systems operating today.

The vocabulary used by the various organisations is given a geo-spatial reference according to the location of its source and colour coded along axes representing the different types of systems under focus.

The data constantly evolves and the results are projected live onto a world map in the gallery.