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The Rhythm of City is an art piece that points out an innovative and artistic way for applying geo-located social data as a score. At the same time, the data represents a city's pace of life. The goal is to metaphorically describe locations by extracting geo-tagged content of Twitter, Flickr, Youtube, and translating it into the rhythm of a physical metronome in real time. In short, a metronome represents a city. The audience is given a chance to discover and experience an alternative way of perceiving different locations and have a bird's view on urban digital landscapes. Our concerns are about the malleability of the digital world to the physical one, and the interpretation of social data for artistic purposes.
The installation is a sonic and at the same time visual interface for perceiving the urban life and culture of different locations. Moreover, it gives an alternative meaning and purpose to the location-specific invisible online data.