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Random walk on pi

By Francisco Javier Arag√≥n 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…

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 in the Family was the…

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 game into an installation in…

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. Recent design graduate Sam van…

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 pretty. This may or may…

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 cultural phenomenon. With the kick…

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. From the Creators Project: As the…

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 experimental typography, ReConstitution 2012 is…

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 of the project. The emoto…

Make cool images with emergent algorithm

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 shows every shade in a cubic book

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 photos

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

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

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…

Paintings as pie charts

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…

Celebrating the joy of metering

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

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

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…

What planets would look like if they replaced our moon

Artist Brad Goodspeed imagined what the planets would look like if they were to orbit Earth, in place of the moon. His math is iffy, but the video is fun…

Worldwide mood around London 2012

No doubt there is going to be a lot of tweeting about the Olympics during the next couple of weeks, but sometimes it's hard to get a sense of what…

Charts describe love and relationships

Love is complicated. It twists, it turns, and sometimes it smacks you in the face so hard you lose track of where and when you are. Artist Louise Ma diagrams…

Sonification of Stanley Cup goals

Artist Bard Edlund sonified the goals during the 2012 Stanley Cup. The goals tally cumulative scoring for each team (rather than goals against). When a puck crosses the goal line,…