Language used: openFrameworks, XML
For the society, addicted to data
"There is a magic in graphs. The proﬁle of a curve reveals in a ﬂash a whole situation — the life history of an epidemic, a panic, or an era of prosperity. The curve informs the mind, awakens the imagination, convinces.”
-Henry D. Hubbard
“Data is the new oil? No: Data is the new soil."
- David McCandless
As a digital society we are living very data-centric lives and we are addicted to data. Our tainted love towards data is making us hungry to understand the world in numbers. With the changing new media landscape and cutting edge analytics, we have access to any type of data and we consume data in every part of our lives for every activity we are engaged in. We measure and visualize the miles we run, the food we eat, the votes we give etc. So now brace yourselves for more data feed for one of our very discreet activities.
PrayerFeed is a prayer feed reader that monitors and reads the number of people praying across the world. You can read which religion people are praying for and manipulate the reader by changing the data attributes like the location or the age of prayers.
Guess what? It also comes with a mobile app as well. You can receive updated prayer data and see the real time prayer counter on your phone. You can also see other prayers around you and exchange prayers if you think you are running out of creativity.
I used XML to read the data and openFrameworks to visualize it.
Watch the demo here.