Maratropa

Maratropa

In Maratropa, any Twitter account can be visualized and explored as an abstract city within the jeweled lattice of the network.

Programming: Marpi

Represented as floating structures that feel both sculptural and planetary, the cities/statues are all uniquely generated based on their source accounts.

Maratropa

The color composition of each form are sampled from the user’s profile image, and the traffic that winds around each, like a meteor belt, represents the size of their following.

Each city can be orbited from any angle, or exited by clicking on a follower. Jumping from stream to stream, the user can explore the full system of seemingly never-ending connections. Maratropa was originally presented at 3DWebFest in San Francisco, California, in June 2015