about Biometric City

Biometric City explores, analyzes and remaps the structures, patterns and flows of 21st century cities.

In the midst of city spaces large and small, we catalogue notable aspects of street life, messaging, iconography, art, interfaces, devices, and other constructs that can bring both life and identity to spatiality. We consider how these heterogeneous design agencies relate to each other, to people, to culture and/or to the economy.

We aim to define a point of view and conceive a comprehensive representation of the spaces that we explore. In order to invent the most appropriate “map”, we consider symbolic representations, charting, data visualization, info graphics, interface design and any other technique that can allow us to reveal the rich and complex relationships that we have encounter.

Biometric City is transdisciplinary. As such 4D, 3D and 2D designers can all better understand how physical spatiality and graphical representations can reveal each other’s fundamental structures and behaviors. This research includes techniques ranging from print diagrams to new media interfaces, with an emphasis on emerging technologies including iPad publishing and mobile apps. These technologies are not only changing the way we consume information, they are changing the way we experience space.

Erik Adigard

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