What The Flock


Interactive visualisation of SxSW music data, venue locations and event times; overlaid with a flock simulation based on realtime social media responses to the bands.

Ideas for taking this project forward

Optimisation of physics and some clever Bitmap caching to allow it to run better in realtime on older machines. Add some UI components to provide detailed information if desired and run during the event to see how the patterns in social media responses change.

Estimated costs for taking this project forward

About the data used for this project

SxSW unofficial API

  • Venue Lat/Lng
  • Gig times
  • Band info

Music Metric API

  • Band Facebook popularity
  • Band Twitter popularity
  • Band Last.FM popularity

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Twitter: @soulwire

Created at

Rewired State and the Guardian SXSW Hack Day

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