a real-time representation of global currency fluctuations & leading market indexes. a currency's value (against the US dollar) is indicated by an increase or decrease in the population of birds in a flock, while branching 'tree' structures, each representing a country's leading market index, grow new branches or lose branches as the index advances or declines. flocks also exhibit behavioral patterns (eg: 'graceful', 'aggresive') determined by the volatility of their currency. live weather reports from JFK airport directly affect visibility & cloud layering in ecosystm.
see also synthia avatar. [cityarts.com]