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Sensory augmentation device

We've seen plenty of augmented reality where you put on some digitally-enabled glasses or point your camera phone on something and visuals are overlaid…

Putting today into perspective

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…

Color signatures for classic novels

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…

Glowing landscape shows river history

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…

Time-lapse: Package shipped with a hidden camera

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…

Wall shelf represents water in snowpack

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…

A visualization of pi for high school math students

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…

The world as one city

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…

Pope face composite

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…

Time running parallel

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

Evolution of science fiction covers in color

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…

Slitscanning online videos

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…

silenc: Removing the silent letters from a body of text

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…

Random walk on pi

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…

The family tree for All in the Family

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…

Lunar Lander trails

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…

Pinball machine as Etch A Sketch

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.…

Lego New York

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…

Data visualization as cultural phenomenon

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…

Beauty in movement

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

ReConstitution recreates debates through transcripts and language processing

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…

Data sculpture shows emotional response to Olympics

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…