Broadway Data Boogie Woogie

Using Near Real-Time Traffic Speeds

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ABOUT: We have reimagined Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie as a traffic data visualization, reinvigorating the century-old abstract art tradition for a 21st century context.
The NYC Open Data web platform hosts many datasets related to mobility, the most intriguing of which is the DOT’s real-time traffic speed dataset. We humbly recognize that the DOT has already created a much more useful and accurate visualization of traffic speeds for specific streets, which can be found at the following location: NYC TMC. Building on the work created by NYC TMC and the DOT, we’ve given ourselves a much simpler goal under the protections of artististic expression to create a dynamic, two-dimensional update to Broadway Boogie Woogie. This dataset is updated every half hour, so the image will change in kind.

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