Since watching Lenny Kravitz's Are You Gonna Go My way? music video clip as a young kid, I wish almost everyday to be able to fund a personal dynamic light installation in my living room. LDN24 [field.io] comes close: it mixes a cool LED display with data, as a public art installation designed for the Museum of London. The display draws filmic impressions and the facts and figures of London life into a picture of 24 hours in the life of the city.
Statistics and statements from the web and a huge database are dynamically printed along the LED screen by the second hand of a 24 hours clock. Weather, traffic and news updates, the Thames' tides, YouTube updates and recent fire incidents are pulled live from numerous RSS feeds, Twitter and news portals. A custom software composes statistics, the film and a generative soundtrack into an immersive audio-visual narrative. Each iteration reveals new connections between film and data, and puts the figures into context with everyday live.
Update: as mention in the comments, the people behind the concept of this project are The Light Surgeons: "The initial commission was to find content for the physical structure that had been designed by the architects. We immediately thought of a clock and the idea of having walked through the history of London you come to the now."