List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

2011 – Digital Arab Spring

Detail of the threads    The piece on a double page spread

Twitter-networks were used by the citizens of the North African states to communicate and organize during the Arab Spring. The virtuality of a computer network becomes tactile and palpable here, like the virtual organization led to actual protests in the streets. The purpose of this data visualisation is to illustrate a magazine-cover and spread and was created as part of an academic graphic design programme.


  1. René Rieger, Digital Arab Spring.
  2. Gestalten Blackboard entry (2012).

Added by René Rieger on February 19, 2019. Category: Passive physical visualization Tags: , , ,