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Place Pulse

Allowing an international comparison of perceptions of place.

By MIT Media Lab

Project URL: pulse.media.mit.edu

  • Social Software
  • Open Source
  • Geolocation
  • Internet
  • Audiovisual
  • Data

Place Pulse collects quantitative data on 'urban perception'. It invites users to rate which of two places (captured by Google Streetview cameras) look 'livelier', 'wealthier', more family friendly etc., and then collates the results. With sufficient user participation the site will allow an international comparison of perceptions of place, which could then be mapped against data such as violent crime, creativity or economic growth, to reveal correlation or causation.

Last updated: 09th of May, 2014

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