Data Shapes by David Bihanic, Thibault Jaillon

At the crossroads of data design and data art, “Data Shapes” is an experimental project that introduces a realtime way to visualize the global flow of public data (referring to both free and open data). Rather than the data itself, our ambition was to shape the continuous flow of massive amounts of data that overwhelm us daily (public data deluge), and for which we don’t really have a broad picture. In other words, we tried to give an aesthetic form to massive streams of data that cannot be conventionally assessed either manually or intellectually.