Maratropa by Marpi is an extensive data art project, visualizing any Twitter account as an abstract city. The structure in the middle, with shape and size dependent on the growth of each following, symbolizes religious like objectification, while everything around is based on “followers.” The abstraction of Twitter networks creates a unique visualization of the social platforms interconnectedness.
Marpi is a San Francisco based Technical Director / Digital Artist currently working at Obscura Digital. His experience spans thirteen years in the industry, including 11 years in digital production environments. Marpi has migrated between different technologies and media, in both the commercial and art worlds; he has been lucky to work with and lead the most passionate and talented people in the industry. Marpi’s creative work revolves around building 3D worlds, creating immersive Virtual Reality experiences, Interactive Art events, and storytelling in style and difference, for clients including Magic Leap, Google, Microsoft, Salvador Dalí Museum, Qatar Foundation, Li Ka-shing, Disney, Adobe, Nintendo, MTV, Puma, MGM and CNN.