Singapore, 6 Apr 2011 – The real-time city is now real! Residents and visitors in Singapore will be able to see their city from entirely new perspectives at the presentation of LIVE Singapore!.
The project was developed as part of the Future Urban Mobility research initiative at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) and brings together multiple digital data streams from the city, giving citizens access to them through a series of dynamic visualizations. SMART is a research centre of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore. The first public exhibition of the project is co-organised with the Singapore Art Museum (SAM).
LIVE Singapore! will be presented to the public at SAM from April 8th until May 1st and is a convergence of art, digital media and information technology. In the museum's central 'chapel' space, visitors will see five large scale projections of unique multi-dimensional maps of the southeast Asian city state showing the movement of crowds, taxis, airline passengers, the city's fast changing microclimate conditions, the island's electricity consumption, as well as shipping containers passing through the world's largest trans-shipment sea port in real-time.