We were pleased to be featured in a second design exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Talk To Me, curated by Paola Antonelli.

Our team had two pieces in the exhibit: prettymaps, an open data yellow-and-green smorgasbord; and Walking Papers, the Open Street Map-based project which was on display at the Art Institute of Chicago. We also designed the accompanying website for the exhibit.

Projects on the site were connected in a variety of ways: the curators categorized the works into objects, maps, and double entendres, among other things, and numerous projects’ curated categorizations overlap. The artists themselves were more or less connected in different ways: Aaron and Mike both worked at Stamen, for example, and we had a strong set of interconnected Twitter relationships with our friends at Berg and the Really Interesting Group, both with a presence in the show. We decided to pull all these relationships into a single value: How related is this one project to others in the show, and by how much? And we gave the viewer the option to adjust how many related projects they wanted to see. Scrolling lets you decide whether you want to focus on the artwork in question, or have the rest of the catalog crowd in.