Luminous Cities: A New Mapping Project Shows How Events are Tied to Place | hobbitlibrarianscoops |

Take a look at a set of maps that tell encoded stories of politics, natural disasters and social movements.

There are many nice Flickr visualizations of global cities but never anything quite this comprehensive across space and time: Meet Luminous Cities, a creation of the London-based mapping and digital arts firm TraceMedia, built with support from the Centre for Spatial Analysis & Policy at the University of Leeds and the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

The project is trying to "uncover the archeology of data traces left by social media" in cities across the globe...

Via Lauren Moss