What is this? Conversations visualized.
This clip (.wmv) shows the pattern below in motion.
" CYCLONE.SOC brings together two contemporary phenomena:
- severe weather, the project uses weather data that charts the emergence and progress of hurricanes.
- the polarized nature of debate that occurs in certain online newsgroup forums."
The Cyclone.Soc project maps one with the other.
It's what I imagine the blogosphere might look like from a certain perspective - a living universe - dynamic, inter-connected clusters of conversations and memes ebbing and flowing, swarming and coalescing.