Wall hanging: Pulse puts users in touch with data

01.08.2012 Open-source : Graph : Red

Germany – Design students Christian Ferrera and Jon McTaggart have created Pulse, a device that converts complex online data into a wall-mounted graph.

Using mathematical processing and a wifi-capable microprocessor, Pulse uses the open-source .NET Gadgeteer toolkit to visualise digital data on social networks as a graph.

Combining high-tech input and lo-fi output, users can switch between pre-programmed sites. The digital data is then visualised as kinks in a piece of red thread, converting the information into analogue form.

By filtering out irrelevance, Pulse leaves users with a clear, visual representation of the information they seek. For more on digital downtime, read our New Sublimity macrotrend.

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