Time in is is a data visualization system that shows the online queries of Time Out New York Magazine. The database stores all the queries entered by the website visitors. This is the first collaboration between artists Yucef Merhi and Carlo Zanni. Merhi and Zanni hacked into the website and created a dynamic city that visualizes information in constant flux. Live queries shift the scale of skyscrapers every minute while CNN news cover images take the form of choppers and zeppelins. Realistic skies are rendered from realtime data obtained from La Guardia Airport's website.
This contemporary networked landscape operates as a visual diagram and social metaphor of a public sculpture, as any urban center is.