Practical hands-on lab co-directed by Lev Manovich and Damiano Cerrone during the 2016 Summer School at the European University in St. Petersburg, Russia.
This laboratory explored the landscape of the invisible city, using digital traces to unveil, measure, and study the meta-morphology of the urban space. Participants used large dataset of location-based social media data from Instagram and open-source GIS software. They also physically observed selected city locations and compared their findings with the patterns revealed by analysis of Instagram images. The participants worked in groups producing maps, diagrams, and visualisations to gain understanding of the relationship between social practices, urban space, and their representations on social media.