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Stop motion music video

Music visualization with stop motion board games. You can't go wrong. [via @jcukier]…

Mad Men as thousands download via bittorrent

The BitTorrent protocol lets groups of people download parts of a single file from each other, so instead of one file from a single…

Generative art portrays beauty in movement

Heading towards the 2012 Olympics in London, Quayola and Memo Aktenvia translate athletic movement, which in itself is often considered beautiful, to generative animations.…

Geographic news coverage visualized

Kitchen Budapest explores local news coverage in Hungary with sound and a bubbling map. Ebullition visualises and sonificates data pulled from one of the…

Your personal networks visualized as microbiological cells in Biologic

Data exists in digital form, on our computers and spreadsheets, but the exciting part about data is what it represents in the real world. Bits…

Data in a human context

Jer Thorp, a data artist in residence at The New York Times, shows off some of his work (like this and this) and speaks about…

Tracking the grizzly bear in emotional interactive documentary

In a blend of data and storytelling, Jeremy Mendes and Leanne Allison dig into surveillance logs generated by a monitored grizzly bear between 2001 and…

Cinemetrics creates a visual fingerprint for movies

As we saw with movie barcodes, each film has a uniqueness that can be broken into bits of data. Cinemetrics, by Frederic Brodbeck, provides a…

Bach Cello Suites visualized

As a resident at Eyebeam, Alexander Chen visualizes the first Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suites: Using the mathematics behind string length and pitch, it…

Smiley installation shows the mood of a city

Project Stimmungsgasometer (say what?) is a giant smiley face that changes based on the mood of Berlin citizens. When they are collectively "happy" the light…

Google Streetview stop motion

Address is Approximate by Tom Jenkins tells the story of a lonely desk toy who goes on a road trip with Google streetview. I've…

History of the sky

Ken Murphy installed a camera on top of the Exploratorium in San Francisco and set it to take a picture every ten seconds for…

24 hours of Flickr photos printed to fill a room

People upload thousands of pictures to Flickr every day, but the numbers and rates don't give the picture count justice. For the Future of Photography…

Manual data design from Stefanie Posavec

Designer Stefanie Posavec talks about her process of data collection, analysis, and design. There's a lot of advantages to knowing how to program, but…

Microsoft envisions the near future in technology and interaction

In a follow-up to last year's visions of the future, Microsoft imagines interacting with data and information in 2020. It is the land of…

Facebook connections displayed in physical space

For Facebook's F8 developer conference, creative agency Obscura Digital delivered the Connections installation. People could log in and see how they related to others through…

#thankyousteve

Twitter engineer Miguel Rios pays tribute to the man, the legend. Zoomed out you see the portrait of Steve Jobs. Zoom in, and you see…

Twitter users as organisms, Tweetures

Twitter is a bustling place of tweets, retweets, and replies, and the growth and spread of news can be very organic. After all, there are…

Live data wall and immersive film at THINK exhibit

The THINK exhibit from IBM just opened up at Lincoln Center in New York, complete with data wall and immersive film. The former visualizes surrounding…

Musical spectrum analysis

Jon-Kyle Mohr visualizes the musical spectrum of a song in this mesmerizing video. As the song plays, frequencies bubble up in the 6-o-clock position, and…

You Are What You Eat

The phrase "you are what you eat" usually refers to health and weight, but the food in your fridge can say a lot about who…

Elements of Happiness: A happy life depicted in diagrams

For several decades, Harvard Laboratory of Adult Development has chronicled the lives of hundreds of men from adolescence through adulthood for "an unprecedented database of…