"Space analytics is based on the assumption that space is a living organism that needs to be monitored— it conceives of the building and its operations, infrastructures, and users as sources of data connected to other terrains." 

The project sought to measure the potential for social interaction in the campus environment, focusing on particular spaces within Avery Hall. Through the deployment of Arduinos and Raspberry Pis in movement detection and sound capture devices, we counted the number of visitors to the space both physically and digitally, by scraping the mac addresses of mobile devices. We then animated a visualization of bodies in the space to show potential interactions over time.

Collaborators: Stella Ioannidou, Clara Dykstra

Professors Carlo Baily and Lorenzo Villaggi, Columbia GSAPP 2016