- March 2010
- Hyper Island
- Sveinung Skaalnes, Iain Phillips, Matteo Mei, Alexander Strand Kristensen, Karolina Brantås and many many others.
- My role:
- Back-end developer
As Hyper Island's Interactive Art Direction class of 2010, we wanted to create a class website to promote our group. We decided to make a new digital nation called Cloudania, where we as cloudanians lived. Cloudania collects all our online activity, and presents it to the visitor to give them a glimpse of who we are and what we do. Instead of showing all the work we have done, we wanted to show our activity online, and show what inspires and motivates us. Plus, since we were all going our separate ways, we wanted to have a place where we could keep in touch with each other.
Cloudania has become much more than just a class promotion website. It's a base for all the students to see what we're all up to, and to find immediate inspiration.
I was responsible for the back-end of this site. The site connects to a number of social network API's to constantly update the activity of the cloudanians.
Explore the nation
The Explore The Nation page shows all our collected data. You can see our latest tweets, videos we save on Vimeo and YouTube, links we save, pictures we take, and music we listen to.
Nation facts brings all the statistics together. We check where everybody is on Facebook, place our position on a map, create the dots, and create our country which becomes a constantly changing cloud above the earth. Underneath the map, you can see how many followers we have in total, who's the internet junky of the week, which applications we use the most, and how many hours we're browsing the web.
We are Cloudanians
The Citizens page shows a profile of each student. We recorded a small movie of each person and his/her personality. All information in the profile is dynamic. If a citizen would update their Twitter profile, that information would be updated on their Cloudania profile instantly.
To show the world how we work, and remind ourselves what values we should follow, The Cloudania Way is promoted through various integrated movies.