Skatepath: Visualizing Covered Distances by Skating in Vienna


Fri, Sep 14th, 2012 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Skatepath project is an interesting collaborative and artistic approach created by Paul Sommersguter that wants to visualise the distances covered by Vienna's skateboarders.

Periodically gathered positions are stored on a Global Positioning System (GPS) sensor mounted on the skateboard. Based upon various parameters such as home address and velocity, the data set is visualized connecting the previously stored GPS-locations. To foster a playful way of experiencing and exploring urban space as well as strengthening the bonds within the skateboard community itself, a three-dimensional structure with its own aesthetics and perceivable identity is generated.



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