Spotify City

Spotify City looks at music streams as a representation of a listener’s aspirations, influences and desires by building a theoretical city where real estate size is allocated based on data mined from the lyrical content of the songs that New Yorkers stream.

Spotify City is an hourly, real-time, re-assignment of NYC’s buildings and public space based on analyzed lyrics. At a glance, viewers are able to read the difference of NYC at 12pm and NYC at 12am; gaining insight into a listener’s alignment and contradictions revealed through a layer of virtuality that only music produces.