Nike+ Collab: City Runs

For Nike+ City Runs, YesYesNo developed an installation for Nike retail stores which visualized a year's worth of runs from the Nike+ website. We developed custom software that played back runs throughout three cities: New York, London and Tokyo. The runs showed tens of thousands of peoples' runs animating the city and bringing it to life. The software visualizes and follows individual runs, as well as showing the collective energy of all the runners, defining the city by the constantly changing paths of the people running in it.


Produced in collaboration with DualForces.

YesYesNo Team: Zach Lieberman, Emily Gobeille and Theo Watson.

Software was made with openFrameworks v007b

Huge shout-out to the OpenStreetMaps team, whose map images we used both in the gps alignment and final visualizations of the data. The image data is "© OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA".

Relevant Links:

Nike Free Run+ 2 City Packs
Nike+ Running Site