Prism, by Keiichi Matsuda

Prism, by Keiichi Matsuda

Prism presented an alternative view of London, exposing intangible data flows in the capital. It is a lens into a second city, one that is made from infrastructural data feeds and exchanges.

Prism drew from a multitude of live data sources, including transport updates, traffic webcams and environmental data, and presented them in real time as a living patchwork of systems and processes. As machine languages and processes start to permeate the city, we must re-examine our urban landscape as a new and unexplored terrain. The installation was an investigation into the virtual life of the city, and our own often ambiguous relationship with the data that controls our lives.

Commissioned by Veuve Clicquot