Stefan Wagner (un3x)
information design, fh würzburg, 2013-2015
communication design, architecture design, 實踐大學, 2010-2010
communication design, fh würzburg, 2007-2011
Bachelor of Arts, 2011
ag4 Medien, ag4 Medien-ag4 Medien
Atelier Markgraph, Atelier Markgraph-Atelier Markgraph
Prof. Erich Schöls, Prof. Gerhard Schweppenhäuser
year of making
»Generating Utopia« is a realtime visualization of social location data. Its aim is to show what human habitats could look like if it was possible to transform them depending on the location-based behavior of their residents.
The pictures we draw of ourselves within todays’ social media channels are no reliable representations of who we really are. We select what others get to see from us – we build a utopia, a story of what we think our lives should look like. This conclusion is even more inspiring regarding the fact that social networks are expanding into physical space: we’re not only telling what we are up to, but also where we are.
»Generating Utopia« makes such utopias interactively explorable by transforming existing topologies of cities based on their inhabitants' location data from the social network Foursquare. It is an information visualization telling how people are »using« their city. Yet at the same time, the created imagery allows room for interpretation and imagination.