The Universe in 2009 from Seed Magazine

Posted to Data Art  |  Nathan Yau

Seed Magazine, a publication dedicated to cool things in science, give us The Universe in 2009:

In 2009, we are celebrating curiosity and creativity with a dynamic look at the very best ideas that give us reason for optimism. Rethink your assumptions and post better questions about the future.

The Universe in 09 is essentially a simple mosaic where each tile is an idea. There’s something that resembles a bar graph up top. Each bar represents a category, and as you scroll over a category, the height of the bar represents the numbers of ideas in that category (I think). It’s not meant to be analytical really. It’s mostly for fun, and they did a pretty good job at accomplishing that goal. The interaction is pretty entertaining. Check it out for yourself.

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