Spamology From Visualizar is Available for Exploration

Posted to Data Art  |  Nathan Yau

Spamology, by Irad Lee, was one of favorite projects at the Visualizar Workshop, and it's now available online for others to play with. I talked about Spamology a little bit when the showcase was officially opened in Madrid, but the piece wasn't online yet.

Designing Spam Visualization

Spamology Logo

Spamology Screenshot 2

I remember talking to Irad about his design process, and there was something that struck me as particularly interesting. Most of us start designing a visualization tool by first thinking about the visual aesthetics, but Irad starts with how a visualization will sound and then goes on to build the visuals. Irad's thinking was really evident in his demo at Visualizar - the sound, a series of resonant pings, really made Spamology an experience.

Unfortunately, sound isn't available on the Web, so (in my opinion, and I'm sure through Irad's eyes) it's not as good, but nevertheless, it's still interesting to explore the spam words.

[via infosthetics]

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