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Portrait of US Urban Sprawl

UF Design Project

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2010

This is a project based on the mapping of transportation data throughout the US. The studies mostly focus on rush hour traffic, and the wasted human time and potential of it. For example, 474,000 years of time are wasted every year in bumper to bumper traffic, which could benefit our lives in other ways.

The piece uses experimental mapping methods to relate giant numbers to other distances and units of time. Instead of making data easier to read though, the relationships of the piece are allowed to be complex, abstract, and even confusing at times. Instead of providing a simplified set of data, the piece instead tries to inspire people to think about the impact of cars on our lives in a more abstract and complex way.