How to visualise the conversations produced by a city’s minds, as their chatter flows out around the earth? How to map the millions of outsiders who might be peering into your city neighbourhoods? MIT and partners have prototyped some working models of how those flows might be visualised for New York, in real-time

“New York Talk Exchange [visualises] volumes of long distance […] data flowing between New York and cities around the world. […] How does the city of New York connect to other cities? With which cities does New York have the strongest ties and how do these relationships shift with time? How does the rest of the world reach into the neighborhoods of New York?”