An HTML5 recreation of the Boardroom Scene in Disney's Tron: Legacy. It currently displays realtime data from GitHub and Wikipedia to make it a bit more fun. View it in action at https://www.robscanlon.com/encom-boardroom/ .
While I attempted to stay true to the film, it simply wasn't practical to recreate every element that is portrayed in the scene. The graphics displayed in the film contain a remarkable amount of detail despite only being visible for a couple of seconds. I am in awe of those that put it together.
My focus was on the globe and I made it available as a standalone library for those interested. The other elements are only loose adaptations of the film version. This project is not associated with GitHub, Wikipedia, Tron: Legacy, or Disney. It is just a tribute.
The web application can be launched simply by serving up
you would like the full application, including the feeds from Wikipedia and
GitHub, install and run the node application as follows:
PORT=8000 node stream-server.js
Then point your browser at
The code isn't particularly well organized right now to quickly add in new feeds, but it certainly is possible. I did split out the globe into its own standalone library that can be easily reused though.
GitHub: Data is being streamed in realtime from GitHub's public timeline feed. Location information is retrieved from the user's GitHub profile and is mapped using geonames.org. Historic 2013 data was retrieved from the GitHub Archive. User pictures are from Gravatar and are throttled to under one per second to conserve bandwidth.
Wikipedia: Data is being streamed in realtime from Wikipedia's public IRC feed. Location information is only available from anonymous users in the form of IP addresses, and is mapped to real locations using freegeoip.net.
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