Generative Map


I tried to represent an abstraction of motion and forces as the territory of my map. I wanted to explore how motion and forces could be depicted through the overlapping and overlaying of circles. I found that overlaying and creating circles within circles could generate a ripple effect, seen in how earthquake magnitudes are represented on maps and diagrams. My focus was on generating ripples, where ripples could be generated in a way that will still read as a map of motion and.

Technical Process:

One of my inspirations for creating the large circular discs were earthquake maps, where multiple circles are used as ripples to simulate the earthquake magnitude. Using circles, I created a map where the overlaying of vibrant circles creates an abstract sense of motion through ripples, along with a sense of sound due to the composition of the ripples.