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By Sam Lubel

Virtual Depictions, Salesforce, San Francisco

Media artist Refik Anadol has created Virtual Depictions: San Francisco, a 40’ x 20’ digital wall that he describes as a “data sculpture,” for its colorful, abstracted responses to varied data in the city (including social networking activity, energy consumption, and environmental conditions) for the lobby of Salesforce.com’s new office tower at 350 Mission Street in San Francisco. Because of the lobby’s glass façade, designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the installation becomes very much a part of the streetscape in front of it—or, as the design team calls it, an “urban living room.” (With a really nice flatscreen TV.)