Earth Through the Eyes of Astronauts

Posted to Maps  |  Nathan Yau

Bella Gaia, or Beautiful Earth, is a unique view of earth through the eye’s of astronauts in an effort to provide some sentiment to our home planet.

BELLA GAIA is a new immersive theater experience, a portal for an audience to develop a deeper connection and empathy with our planet Earth. Created by award winning director and classically trained violinist Kenji Williams, BELLA GAIA features a 45 minute live performance by Kenji with a fulldome planetarium immersion of orbiting visualizations of Earth from space.

Below is a five-minute preview of the visualizations in the “Live Atlas”:

I had to mute it, because the music wasn’t my cup of tea, but the visualizations themselves are interesting, much like some of the other space views we’ve been seeing lately.

[Thanks, Kristy]

Favorites

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2014

It’s always tough to pick my favorite visualization projects. Nevertheless, I gave it a go.

Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, …