Heatsparks is a realtime visualisation of conversations on the web. Users can type in a keyword for any topic they are interested in and watch the conversation as they happen!
As soon as a conversation is picked up from Twitter, a spark will fly out from the centre of the screen and will revolve around a centre point in three dimensions.
The older the spark, the further away they are. Sparks as they happen will fly closer to the screen.
The colour of the spark indicates how popular the content creator is. The more followers the "hotter" and more red they are. With less followers they are "colder" or more blue
Potential applications could be used to show what kind of traction a particular topic is having, and if popular content creators are involved. Or it just looks cool on a big screen.