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Crystalized San Francisco by Scott Kildall

San Francisco artist, Scott Kildall‘s newest project titled “Data Crystals” consists of a series of 3D-printed sculpture based off of open datasets available for the public use. Generally, we see data and statistics in forms of maps but Scott brings a new perspective to what data really looks like.

Each of these crystal images represent a certain aspect of San Francisco. The first image is based off of crime incidents that have occurred during a 3 month period in SF. The worst crimes are represented by larger crystals and less severe by smaller cubes.
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The image below are locations of Civic Art in SF. All cubes are the same size with many vertically towards the City Hall and left representing the art commissions at the SF airport.
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This last image is based on construction permits in SF, data from the “Development Pipeline” where the larger cubes represents larger building units and smaller cubes for small units.
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