Data Art

  • Here is today

    Putting today into perspective

    May 9 2013  |  Uncategorized

    When you focus on all the small events and decisions that happen throughout a single day, those 24 hours can seem like an eternity. Graphic designer Luke Twyman turned that…

  • Alice in Wonderland

    Color signatures for classic novels

    May 6 2013  |  Uncategorized

    Jaz Parkinson made color signatures for classic novels. Basically, mentions of colors were tabulated and the results are shown as stacked bars, so it's fairly basic, but if you know…

  • DOGAMI Willamette

    Glowing landscape shows river history

    May 3 2013  |  Uncategorized

    The poster by Daniel E. Coe shows the life-like historical flows of the Willamette River in Oregon. This lidar-derived digital elevation model of the Willamette River displays a 50-foot elevation…

  • Time-lapse: Package shipped with a hidden camera

    April 18 2013  |  Uncategorized

    Designer Ruben van der Vleuten was curious about the shipping process, so he did what anyone would do. He installed a camera in a cardboard box and shipped it to…

  • Snow Water Equivalent Cabinet

    Wall shelf represents water in snowpack

    April 5 2013  |  Uncategorized

    Melting snowpacks feed into streams and rivers and serve as a source of water for nearby communities. The Snow Water Equivalent Cabinet by artist Adrien Segal represents the amount of…

  • A visualization of pi for high school math students

    March 22 2013  |  Uncategorized

    On Kickstarter: A project that uses a visualization of pi to connect Brooklyn high school students to their community. They've already made a histogram of emotions in their school's hallway…

  • Urbanism of the world

    The world as one city

    March 8 2013  |  Uncategorized

    When we build models of the world, we often think of it broken down into pieces, such as cities, counties, and countries. In their newly funded project The City of…

  • Pope face composite

    February 26 2013  |  Uncategorized

    With Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, 116 cardinals from various regions have to come a consensus on who will be next. Amanda Cox and Graham Roberts for The New York Times…

  • Time running parallel

    February 1 2013  |  Uncategorized

    In Waters Re~ artist Xárene Eskandar placed video of the same landscape at different times of day in parallel. They capture the subjective and perceptual qualities of time expressed as…

  • Evolution of science fiction covers in color

    January 24 2013  |  Uncategorized

    Arthur Buxton plotted the most common colors of Penguin Publishing science fiction colors and arranged them over time. Also available in print. I wonder if there's a good way to…

  • slitscanner

    Slitscanning online videos

    January 21 2013  |  Uncategorized

    Thanks to Sha Hwang, you can now siltscan videos on YouTube and Vimeo with an easy-to-use bookmarklet. Just go to the video and click. In case you're unfamiliar with the…

  • silenc: Removing the silent letters from a body of text

    January 18 2013  |  Uncategorized

    During a two-week visualization course, Momo Miyazaki, Manas Karambelkar, and Kenneth Aleksander Robertsen imagined what a body of text would be without the the silent letters in silenc. silenc is…

  • Steps through pi

    Random walk on pi

    January 9 2013  |  Uncategorized

    By Francisco Javier Aragón Artacho, "This is a walk made out of the first 100 billion digits of pi in base 4 with the following rules for the steps: 0…

  • All in the Family Tree

    The family tree for All in the Family

    December 6 2012  |  Uncategorized

    James Grady from Fathom Information Design had a look at the family tree of All in the Family, a popular television from the 1970s: All in the Family was the…

  • Lunar Lander trails

    December 4 2012  |  Uncategorized

    In 1979, Atari released Lunar Lander, a game whose object was to land a module safely on the moon. Digital artist Seb Lee-Delisle turned the game into an installation in…

  • Pinball machine as sketcher

    Pinball machine as Etch A Sketch

    November 29 2012  |  Uncategorized

    When you plan pinball, the ball bounces around creating paths for itself and the better you play, the more control you have over those paths. Recent design graduate Sam van…

  • Lego New York

    Lego New York

    November 16 2012  |  Uncategorized

    I'm not sure what these digitally rendered Lego blocks by JR Schmidt represent, other than the geography of New York, but the image sure is pretty. This may or may…

  • Data visualization as cultural phenomenon

    November 8 2012  |  Uncategorized

    In 1979, Joy Division released their album Unknown Pleasures, and the cover was an image of readings from a pulsar. That image grew into a cultural phenomenon. With the kick…

  • Beauty in movement

    November 1 2012  |  Uncategorized

    For the Made by Humans exhibit at the Hyundai Vision Hall in South Korea, Universal Everything turns basic movements into a visual spectacle. Pretty. From the Creators Project: As the…

  • ReConstitution

    ReConstitution recreates debates through transcripts and language processing

    October 17 2012  |  Uncategorized

    ReConstitution 2012, a fun experiment by Sosolimited, processes transcripts from the presidential debates, and recreates them with animated words and charts. Part data visualization, part experimental typography, ReConstitution 2012 is…

  • plates

    Data sculpture shows emotional response to Olympics

    September 20 2012  |  Uncategorized

    During the Olympics, Studio NAND, Moritz Stefaner, and Drew Hemment tracked Twitter sentiment with Emoto. This interactive installation and data sculpture is the last leg of the project. The emoto…

  • Ablaze

    Make cool images with emergent algorithm

    September 17 2012  |  Uncategorized

    I'm not sure what I'd do with Ablaze.js, a JavaScript library by Patrick Gunderson, but the results are sexy. Play around with the app here. [via @jeffclark]…

  • RGB Colorspace Atlas

    RGB Colorspace Atlas shows every shade in a cubic book

    September 7 2012  |  Uncategorized

    The 8-inch cube RGB Colorspace Atlas by artist Tauba Auerbach shows every color in said colorspace. Cubic rainbow. What does it mean? [Colossal via @periscopic]…

  • Long-exposure fireworks

    Long-exposure fireworks photos

    August 29 2012  |  Uncategorized

    Photographer David Johnson took long-exposure shots of fireworks. Fireworks already leave trails when they go off, the long-exposure versions create a spiky ball effect. Pretty. [via]…

  • Water Light Graffiti

    August 22 2012  |  Uncategorized

    Water Light Graffiti is an installation by Antonin Fourneau that lets you use water and light as your painting medium. The "Water Light Graffiti" is a surface made of thousands…

  • Disney Research makes plants interactive

    August 15 2012  |  Uncategorized

    Botanicus Interacticus from Disney Research turns plants into multi-touch surfaces, simply by placing an electrode in the soil. Botanicus Interacticus has a number of unique properties. This instrumentation of living…

  • Ten years, ten artists

    Paintings as pie charts

    August 10 2012  |  Uncategorized

    Expanding on his Vincent van Gogh pie charts, Arthur Buxton minimalized famous paintings from ten artists into more of everyone's favorite chart type. The color distribution of each pie represents…

  • Compass Brooch

    Celebrating the joy of metering

    August 8 2012  |  Uncategorized

    Meters, by Berlin-based designers Patrick Kochlik and Monika Hoinkis, celebrates the joy of measuring for the sake of measuring. The pieces include a compass brooch and a bubble level that…

  • Short film imagines life with data and constant digital

    August 8 2012  |  Uncategorized

    In the what-happens-when-technology-takes-over-our-lives genre, Sight by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo, imagines a world where we wear contacts that augment our reality at such a high level that digital becomes…

  • Olympic rings as data symbols

    August 3 2012  |  Uncategorized

    Artist Gustavo Sousa used the Olympic rings as data indicators for statistics like obesity, homicides, and number of billionaires. Each ring represents a continent, and the larger the ring, the…