loci customizes 3D printed sculptures of air travel
all images courtesy of loci
the series of 3D printed data visualizations, called ‘loci’ are customized digital and physical maps of your flight paths — the ultimate travel souvenir. netherlands-based interaction designer andrew spitz developed a program which allows users to visualize their trips, selecting specific departures of importance, or all of their voyages in a given year. to streamline the process, the software allows importing of past trip data automatically through selected apps. the system then generates a 3D printing file, one that each user can either print personally, or with a service like shapeways. the tactile travelogue documents history through technology — spurring recollection and reflection about travels and experiences.
each 3D printed sculpture is placed on a card, bearing the image of a world map, which acts as an infographic of the users journey — highlighting the airports flown to, the total distance traveled, and the number of planes taken. loci is to be integrated into an iphone app, co-created by spitz, called flying, a flight monitoring and tracking program.
the printed parts map an individual’s journey across the world
the arched pieces visualize a journey across the world
spitz assembles a 3D printed movement map
a person’s journey, imagined as a plastic print