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. Category: Passive physical visualization  Tags: citizen infrastructures, network, textile, twitter