visualizing #unibrennt

Very much inspired by yesterday's xkds's movie narrative charts, I started another approach in visualizing conversations in Twitter using a time-line mixed with a physics engine.

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The chart shows three hours of conversations around the #unibrennt hashtag which is used by students who occupy Austria's largest lecture hall at the University of Vienna to stand up against the devastating status of the country's educational system and where it's heading.

I see lots of room for improvement in this technique, but I just put this together in a few hours to see how it works. Of course it would be very interested to do this with all the data related to the hashtag to analyze communication patterns and to see how the whole process started.

It was done using processing and Rhizome Navigation.

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