Art of the Thrill  
Sosolimited is an interactive design studio.
We create unique digital experiences with a focus on live data and dynamic content.
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We empower viewers to tap into large streams of data and find the stories that are important to them.
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We design one-of-a-kind objects that tell our clients’ stories in compelling ways.
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We make cutting-edge technology human and intuitive.
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We transform live media to provide insights in real time.
Overscan  
We imagine new and surprising experiences made possible by digital technologies.
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We develop work for a variety of mediums, from sculpture to website.
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Data Visualization

Art of the Thrill

Biometric Data Visualization

Sosolimited was commissioned by The Atlantic and Porsche of North America to visualize the thrill of driving the new Porsche Macan through biometric data. Twenty-five participants were invited to drive the Macan Turbo on a race track near Chicago, and suited up with Hexoskin biometric shirts that recorded their heart rate and respiratory response.

We created an artistic visualization of the data along with a short film to document the event and our process. A big challenge was to design forms that were both expressive and beautiful, but retained a threshold of legibility. We achieved a balance of expression and clarity by presenting the data as abstract landscapes evoking the shape of the race track. Each driver’s data streams are traced out along the virtual space of the track, growing and changing color to reveal the driver’s response to the thrill of driving a Porsche.

The piece was featured as sponsored content on The Atlantic website with editorial text describing the project. The full story is available at The Art of the Thrill.

Client
The Atlantic
Porsche of North America

Collaborators
Danny Vecchione
Gloobic
Traqs

Services
Design and Art Direction
Software Development
Data Visualization
Press
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