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 a unique Ikebana (a type of traditional Japanese flower arrangement) out of Alcatel-Lucent’s 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 have a look at how we built it in our Lab section.