(Here is the documentation for my thesis project at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. PDF version here.)
Riding through Mountains of Data:
Visualizations of Cycling
Interactive Telecommunications Program
Tisch School of the Arts
New York University
This project attempts to describe the cycling experiences of several riders in New York City through a series of visualizations. Specifically, I am interested to discover if riders similar to myself share a common experience through which a sense of connection could be derived.
Cyclists were encouraged to record their travels using their personal mobile devices running Mobile Logger, a custom iPhone application.
Log data was uploaded by the application to an online database in near real-time during each ride. This data was analyzed and filtered to provide source material for the resulting visualizations and system “dashboard” at http://mobilelogger.robertcarlsen.net.
Cycling, New York City, sensors, iPhone, visualization, mapping, tracking, logging, mobile, application, bicycle