What are you hopeful for?
Building Hopes lets you create physical structures in the world, sculptures made of balancing rocks that represent the ideas, concepts, movements you are hopeful for. You can choose up to ten ideas, concepts that can be “weighted” and turned into rocks big and small according to how much hope you have for them. Each rock represents a topic, and they are stacked to create a physical manifestation of your hopes, that you can place in a specific location around the world: “Hope Sculptures” for everyone else to discover and explore. The size and rotation of the rocks, their direction and speed are used to represent Google Trends’ data on the topics of your choice, revealing how people around the world are searching for these concepts or discovering what others are hopeful for, and how much.
Building Hopes is an experimental data visualization app, imagined and created by Accurat with the support of Google News Initiative.