Cyprus Vital Signs

A journey to enchantment

Cyprus Vital Signs

The Cyprus Vital Signs artwork stands at the intersection of art and technology and aims to raise awareness on the impact of human activities, including tourism, on the island of Cyprus.

Value drivers

The artwork seeks to make the many facets of tourism and sustainability visible by integrating into its production the processes of inspecting, describing, transforming and modeling data generated by tourist activities.

Data points collected in space and in time are an indication of the island's vitality and include: the number of tourist arrivals, hotel rates, rain and drought conditions, vegetation coverage, wildfire reports, biodiversity assessments, pollution metrics, economic indicators, cultural engagement, migration statistics etc...


Data science techniques are used to collect and curate datasets and to select features that best discriminate and highlight the issues examined. The datasets are used for the training of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning models, and for the creation of new variables that can be mapped into audio and visual artistic elements. These elements of art are then composed into digital scenes using 3D computer graphics software.

Expectation from collaboration

The code developed will be made public on GitHub opening possibilities for collaboration. The artwork would also benefit from the access to a wide range of datasets.

Artistic experiment

Tourists, citizens and public officials will be able to engage with the artwork on digital platforms and be incentivized to take part in more virtuous and sustainable activities. User engagement data will be reflected proactively in the artwork.