Weather Pyramid

The ‘Generative Design’ course focused on infusing computer programs with natural behaviors and characteristics. Our final assignment was to create a real-time visual sensor by each choosing a data stream and an adjective from a list. Although I had some prior experience with Processing, this was my first time using JavaScript and Paper.js.

My combination of ‘Assertive’ and the weather stream led me to design my ‘Weather Pyramid’. The top of the pyramid indicates the wind direction and strength. The background color represents the temperature. The data stream contains real weather data compressed from 24 hours into one minute. The gif image is itself sped up four times.

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