Example of content based around live data. The idea of using weather data was an obvious choice, and we definitely went to town on this. We use live local weather data from the BBC combined with hardware temperature and humidity sensors on the “internet of things” ninja block platform. This data is then combined with the time, date, sunset and evening to create keywords that are in turn used to query a curated list of flickr groups to bring back contextual images to form a simple animated visualisation. On paper, this all sounded boringly complicated but the end result is a surprisingly mesmerising and during sunsets even a little romantic.

One of the mini projects created as part of TILO A Hybrid display system for cultural venues