Casa da Lusofonia

The University of Coimbra in Portugal home to more than 1,000 new foreign students every year. International students come mainly from Portuguese speaking countries (Lusophony). Casa da Lusofnia is the international students lounge. This video portrays the geographical provenience of the students and the global bridges that they establish when coming together in Coimbra. The video is based on real data for 2011/2012 and uses the identity created by FBA for Casa da Lusofonia.

The whole video was rendered entirely in Processing, interpolating between the orthographic and stereographic world projections. The metaphorical connections across the globe were created with the following in mind: if a student from A attended the same Degree with a student from B, then a connection between A and B is established.