The Hyperlapsed City

Visitor ride a stationary bicycle through six different hyperlapsed routes arround the city of Barcelona.

In The Hyperlapsed City visitors are able to ride a stationary bicycle (enabled with sensors) through a simulated representation of Barcelona city streets.

Riders can turn left, right, ride faster or stop the bicycle and the ride. Traveling through 6 different city routes they can explore and experience a journey along the city.

The Hyperlapsed City is a contemporary version of The Legible City by Jeffrey Shaw. Instead of a simulated representation of a city constituted by three-dimensional letters, visitors ride through an hyperlapsed version of the city. Hyperlapse photography is a technique that combines time-lapse and sweeping camera movements focused on a point-of-interest. Using this technique riders visit the streets of Barcelona in different seasons, moments and light; all in one ride, all in one city.

Production: Dive Universe, Laia Gayan.
Project developed with: David PeƱuela.
Project development: 01.03.2015 – 26.03.2015
Tasks: custom hardware (sensors) and soft development.
Idea: Jeffrey Shaw.
Photos: Vicente Zambrano, Ajuntament de Barcelona.