Gwanghwasoo Data Visualization Project by RedOnion (Younghui Kim, Sam An) & technical support by Yuno Choi
During later 2021, as RedOnion, I was asked to provide a conceptual artwork prototyped for the Gwanghwasoo project that are composed of AR & Dive online. AR appears on the sculpture installed near Gwanghwamun area in Seoul. Each particle is formed with a data set and they are catagorized into 7 emotions processed by AI application provided by another team. The data sources are the social media posts with the hashtag. Branches are formed with the data also, they are directional and grows longer in different direction. Although the real-time data driven AR concept was not finally selected by the client but, data visualization & particle movement is applied to Gwanghwasoo dive online. Due to web browser & three.js capability, designs are applied a bit differently in the final website, but the dive site works with live data sets and the user can interact with each particle and navigate through the site.
In this project defining data visualization rules was as crucial as finalizing data mapping for the visuals. At the same time, using the most efficient software tools for different media platforms such as AR, VR, and website.
The project link: https://gwanghwasu.gwanghwasidae.kr/dive