Interview on CityMetric

An interview on CityMetric by Aliide Naylor featuring the Baltigram project: “What we try to do here is find the pictures in their spatial context. So we study the pictures in the city, in the urban environment,” says project lead Damiano Cerrone.  He added that positioning of people in their environment and their activities can be pinpointed to specific locations. ”Each single […]

Upcoming metaMorphology Lab

This workshop used location-based social media data to unveil, map, and study the metamorphology of Turku. Participants relied on large datasets from Instagram, Twitter, and Airbnb to find meta-trends in the use of outdoor and indoor spaces and map activity patterns using geographic information software. They also carried out surveys to study the relation between […]

Baltigram project

Today SPIN Unit released the Baltigram project, a project originally commissioned for Baltic Pavilion of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale developed together with Prof. Lev Manovich and Raul Kalvo. More about the project can be found on SPIN Unit.

The experience of the city

Hearing this I am reminded that in an age where we now value desirable experience over physical things, we must measure and understand the experience of places, as well as the environment. SPIN Unit’s pioneering work talks about this in terms of understanding the attractions of the ‘Invisible City’ as it is glimpsed in social […]