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This project explores the relationship between the city and the data that circulates in it in terms of human communication. Through the analysis of Instagram, a new type of social networking platform aiming at photo-sharing, the exploration focused on the mode in which the view of the city is transformed in a process by which the image of urban space is pixellated by the camera in mobile devices. While the data seems to "wander" in the city in an invisible cloud, it is made possible by a hidden physical infrastructure that changes data into images; a process that repeats itself constantly as people share their own experience in a place. Even though the "floating" data provides people with a mode of instant communication and useful information, the overflow of unwanted data is a source of unnecessary stress and waste of energy. This thesis thus proposes the creation of a data shelter; an ideal "dataclean" building.

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