morning watch

This project evolved as part of a morning coffee ritual while living in New Delhi, India.  After a few months of committing to coffee on my porch, I began to notice and document the patterns of traffic in my neighborhood.

In addition to general categories of pedestrians, rickshaws, cars, trucks, bicycles, and busses, I also recognized individuals, like the sweeper or the flower seller, in their daily routines. I developed a code for notation and then assigned a visual element, in this case color, to each data point.

This has allowed me to translate the code into compositions. I can display the data to show a narrative of what and who showed up in my field of vision, that day and time, in order of appearance. I can also sort and display the data in different ways to tell different stories.

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