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Audio landscape

Audio Landscape is a novel music visualizer that constructs a landscape based on the MP3 that you give it. As you fly overhead, you can see the mountains constructed in…

Algorithm-generated song, based on income data

In the first song of his music experiment Data-Driven DJ, visual artist Brian Foo used median household income data to create a song that represents a ride on a New…

Transposing embroidery to music

In Soundweaving, Zsanett Szirmay used embroidery as a score to feed into a music box. Each stitching square is a punch hole, and because of the repeating patterns in "embroidered…

Fibonacci sculptures fake movement

John Edmark made some pretty things.…

Whale songs visualized

It's been known for decades that the sounds that whales make show patterns and have a certain musicality to them. David Rothenberg and Mike Deal talk about the history of…

One animated art piece per day, with D3.js

Data-Driven Documents, or D3.js, is a flexible JavaScript library that lets you draw and move things in the browser. If it isn't yet, it's on its way to becoming the…

Tim Cook Chernoff Face

This amused me. By artist Christo Allegra.…

Every episode of Friends season 1, played simultaneously

All ten seasons of Friends are currently available on Netflix, but watching shows episode-by-episode is for chumps and people stuck in second gear. We Used to Be Friends is a…

Rapper travels and a robot arm

Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement. by Tahir Hemphill explores rappers' geographic mentions in their lyrics. Geographic mentions from the complete bodies of work of 12 rappers were extracted using the language…

Collection of physical visualizations

I'm pretty sure there's a ton of untapped potential in data represented physically. Maybe not in the analytical insights sense but in that fuzzy unmeasured way of feeling data somehow.…

Using baseball bats to display data

When a baseball player is hitting well, commentators will sometimes say that it looks like he's hitting with a bigger bat out there. The ACME Catalog, a creative technology studio,…

Physical infographics

Photographer Marion Luttenberger used physical objects and people as her visual cues in lieu of digital bars and lines. The results are striking. Note: The annotation is in German but…

Motion Exposure

Motion Exposure, a photography project by Stephen Orlando, captures movement patterns with light. I'm fascinated with capturing motion through time and space into a single photograph. Using LED lights with…

Detecting your face

Sterling Crispin reverse engineered facial recognition algorithms and produced masks that only kind of look human. Although the computer sees it differently. This research has resulted in the production of…

You, Me and My Computer

This talk that Lauren McCarthy gave at Eyeo is good. McCarthy, an artist and programmer, describes her work with the uncomfortable pauses during dates, technology as a way to change…

Wireless networks translated to sound

Wi-fi is embedded in our everyday lives so much that we don't pay much attention unless it's not around. We've seen it translated visually a couple of times. But this…

Berlin wall of lighted balloons

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Lightgrenze, translated to light border, places lighted balloons where the wall used to be.…

Ballet dance traces

Electronic Traces, by Lesia Trubat, tracks ballet movements and allows dancers to see the traces of their feet.…

Geographic smell maps

Kate McLean, a PhD candidate in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art, is interested in the senses. More specifically, the non-visual ones. Mainly our sense of smell.…

Drones programmed for light painting in the sky

What do you get when you put LEDs on a system of drones and then program them to fly in formation? Spaxels from the Ars Electronic Futurelab.…

Quartet point cloud

This is beautiful to watch. Graham Roberts, Daniel J. Wakin, and others from the New York Times, along with OpenShades, sat down with the Kronos Quartet to collect point cloud…

Pantone beer cans

Graphic designer Txaber created beer can labeling to match the typical color of each beverage to its Pantone color. I probably wouldn't buy beer with this labeling though. Usually you…