CityMurmur aims at addressing maps and diagrams not as passive representation of realities but as tools for interpretation and action. It wants to build a time-based narration, an historical archive of media coverage of the urban space which is able to reveal some hidden dynamics useful for city policy support, critical media analysis, and sociocultural research.
The project consist of a web site to build different maps. Each map of the city is based on the news collected in the CityMurmur data-base.
The news, and the data that build each map could be fitered accordingly three main parameters: topics, typologies of media, and impacts of the news sources.
The filter panel allows to combine the various topics, typology and impact even through a time lapse. The goal of the project is to show how different media differently describe the urban space through the attention that is payed on each street of the city. In the hypothesis of the increasing importance of the on-line presence in contemporary society, a media geography has been generated intersecting the media scape with the geographical reality of the city.
All comments and ideas about this project are very welcome!!