Macroeconomic Sculpture

The sculpture, commissioned by Transmedia 2012, visualizes creative labor and its relationship to GDP across the world: it has five intertwined strands of fifty lighting elements, each of which represents a country.

They are arranged by GDP per capita, progressing from the so-called “global north” (Norway) to the “global south” (Ethiopia). The system fades through a decade of creative labor data from the UN for each country, for each of four categories, below described. Recycled material, led, software.

My role was helping brainstorm the idea, finding the data, and building the visualization engine. UCLA REMAP devised and installed the physical form.

Tools: Python, HTML/JS/CSS3