MIT Real Time Rome project to debut at Venice Biennale
Posted on: 02/23/10
Real Time Rome, a pioneering MIT project that promises to usher in a new era of urban mapmaking, will have its worldwide debut at the Venice Biennale, the prestigious biannual exhibition of contempora
The project utilizes data gathered, in real time and at an unprecedented scale, from cell phones and other wireless technologies, to better understand the patterns of daily life in Rome, and to illustrate what ubiquitous connectivity in an urban environment looks like.
“In today’s world, wireless mobile communications devices are creating new dimensions of interconnectedness between people, places and urban infrastructures,” said project director Carlo Ratti, director of the SENSEable City Lab at MIT. “The goal of Real Time Rome is to use this connectivity to map the city in real time, which may ultimately lead to a deeper understanding of how modern cities function.”