List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

2015 – Wage Islands

Elevations based on median monthly housing costs  

The "Wage Islands" installation by Ekene Ijeoma makes clever use of water as a data query device.

Wage Islands is an interactive installation which submerges a topographic map of NYC underwater to visualize where low-wage workers can afford to rent.


  1. Ekene Ijeoma: Wage Islands
  2. Huffington Post: Dazzling Interactive 3-D Artwork Visualizes The Tragic Affordable Housing Crisis In New York City
  3. Creators: Turning New York's Salary Gap into an Interactive Sculpture
  4. Design Boom: Wage islands installation by Ekene Ijeoma highlights New York's salary disparity

Added by: Cedric Honnet, sent by: Cheng Xu. Category: Active physical visualization  Tags: cartographic, digital fabrication, physical computation, water