Douglas Coupland: Electric Ikebana

We were asked to create an interactive piece that visualizes global internet traffic for Canadian artist Douglas Coupland to be included in telecommunications giant Alcatel-Lucent’s 2012 annual report. The concept was to form unique Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangements) out of the internet traffic data from Earth Day 2012 in a way that was different for each user.

The resulting piece is built entirely from code, using webGL, javascript and a lot of hard work.

You can see the piece here and have a look at how we built it in our Lab section.

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