a commercially available ambient data panorama that dynamically reflects the overall "mood" of a rich information environment. the so-called "data atmosphere" reacts in real-time to multivariable changes (e.g. stock market data), that are then mapped to visual counterparts (e.g. ocean waves, sun strength, wind speed, rain). the resulting information display can be interpreted "without cognitive effort".
"once the stock market opens, our 3D simulation comes to life, & people start 'breathing' business information."
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