List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

2012 – Chaotic Flow: Abstract Flow Visualization of Copenhagen Bike Traffic


Biking is the transport form of choice in Copenhagen, Denmark. The city is equipped with generous bike lanes and the municipality put up counters at some check points to get a better estimate of the thousands of cyclists coming through every hour.

Tobias Lukassen, Halfdan Hauch Jensen and Johan Bichel Lindegaard from Illutron Collaborative Interactive Art Studio used this data to create the above depicted abstract visualization of the city's bike traffic for the 4S / EASST joint conferences in Copenhagen 2012.

Using water pumps, compressed air and 1000 meters of PVC tubing we designed a sculpture that simulates the flow of bike traffic through the streets and pathways of Copenhagen. Presenting the real data in an abstract form.

Source: Tobias Lukassen, Halfdan Hauch Jensen and Johan Bichel Lindegaard. Chaotic Flow (2012).

Added by: Yvonne Jansen. Category: Active physical visualization  Tags: bike traffic, data sculpture