Project page: http://hubcab.org/
HubCab is an interactive visualization that invites you to explore the ways in which over 170 million taxi trips connect the City of New York in a given year. This interface provides a unique insight into the inner workings of the city from the previously invisible perspective of the taxi system with a never before seen granularity. HubCab allows to investigate exactly how and when taxis pick up or drop off individuals and to identify zones of condensed pickup and dropoff activities. It allows you to navigate to the places where your taxi trips start and end and to discover how many other people in your area follow the same travel patterns. What do these visualizations tell us about collective mobility? How many of these cabs might you have been able to share with the people around you? And how might entertaining these questions be the first step in building a more efficient and cheaper taxi service?
Project webpage: http://senseable.mit.edu/tweetbursts/
The Senseable City Lab, in partnership with Ericsson, has undertaken a visual and scientific exploration of how we express excitement towards real world events online, and how this could improve our understanding of human behavior. The more excited we are, and the more intense the flurry of messages in the collective, the shorter our messages become. Our emotional bursts become faster and more impulsive online, letting us unveil how we sense events offline - with striking mathematical regularity.
Senseable City Lab took on a challenge by the Coca-Cola Company: can we find any value in the huge amount of information recorded by their Freestyle dispensers? http://senseable.mit.edu/ccfs