This interface is an investigation of the corner of 16th and Mission Streets in San Francisco.
Live data from the NextBus system, which tracks realtime bus schedules in San Francisco and other cities, is being read into this interface. The size of the orange and green arrows indicates how long it will be before the next bus arrives at the two stations visible on the map. When new data is received, the arrows change size, and a deep tone is heard.
Each of the text labels on the main map is a node to a story about that particular reference point. These stories are still in development. All motion, scaling, and rotation on the main map are controlled mathematically.
Alon Salant wrote the code to parse the NextBus Data. Cassidy Curtis and Sam Trychin helped me figure out the automated scaling and rotation of the main map. Chris Cummings is composing the sound.
This project is work in progress for 16thandmission.com.
-- eric rodenbeck.