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The Decline of Maritime Empires

This experiment (below) by graduate student Pedro Miguel Cruz shows the decline of Maritime empires during the 19th and 20th centuries . Pedro explains: I…

When Twitter Says Good Morning Around the World

Jer Thorp, an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada, visualizes when people "wake up" on Twitter, or when they say good morning, rather. Here it…

The S&P 500 as a Planetary System

The Stock Ticker Orbital Comparison, or STOC for short, from media student James Grant, uses a planetary system metaphor to display activity with the S&P…

2009 MTV VMA Twitter Tracker Live

The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards are on right now (and I'm sure all of you are watching). Check out the live VMA Twitter tracker…

Ben Fry Visualizes the Evolution of Darwin’s Ideas

Ben Fry, well-known for Processing and plenty of other data goodness, announced his most recent piece, On the Origin of Species: The Preservation of Favoured…

How Does the Internet See You? – Personas From MIT Media

I Google myself every now and then. Everyone does. I don't know why people act like it's all weird to do it. We're all interested…

Map/Territory Shows Augmented Reality of the Future

Map/Territory, by designer Timo Arnall, is a concept video of what it might be like to interact with a map embedded in real life -…

Colored Tree, Cookies, and Stairs in Visualization Ad

These ads for Hospital Alemán from Saatchi & Saatchi color code physical items for what parents say and what children do. It's not quantitative at…

Designing Interfaces for the Star Ship Enterprise

We've all seen the new Star Trek by now. If you haven't, you should. There are amazing visuals throughout, especially on the bridge, where those…

Pixel City: Computer-generated City

Pixel City is a procedurally-generated city by Shamus Young. For the non-coders out there, this essentially means that based on a certain set of rules,…

Creating a World in Holograms

This holographic video by Bruce Branit is completely fictional but oh so sexy. Can you imagine a digital world at that level of interaction -…

Web Trends Map from Information Architects, 4th edition

Information Architects, a design firm with offices in Japan and Zurich, release their annual web trends map. This is the fourth one in the series.…

One Song Sang By 2,088 Voices – Mechanical Turk Rendition

Aaron Koblin and Daniel Massey team up to give us Bicycle Built for Two Thousand, an Amazon Mechanical Turk rendition of Bicycle Built for Two.…

Review: Data Flow, Visualizing Information in Graphic Design

Data Flow: Visualizing Information in Graphic Design isn't an Edward Tufte book. It's not an instruction manual nor is it a guide to analytical and…

Explore Flickr Videos On Flickr Clock by Stamen Design

Stamen Design, whose work you've most definitely seen, comes out with their most recent collaboration with Flickr, the photo and video sharing service. It's called…

Nokia Collaborates With Generative Artists for Beautiful Interactive Pieces

In collaboration with generative artists Marius Watz, field, and others, along with Universal Everything and Wieden+Kennedy, Nokia has put together a beautiful art series involving…

Microsoft’s Vision for 2019 is Data Visualization

Google's chief economist tells us statistician will be the sexy job of the next decade. Now Microsoft provides its vision for 2019 (video below): Video:…

The Universe in 2009 from Seed Magazine

Seed Magazine, a publication dedicated to cool things in science, give us The Universe in 2009: In 2009, we are celebrating curiosity and creativity with…

George Dubya Bush Bull’s-eye

Linda Eckstein sent this graphic along to show the main ideas of Russ Baker's Family of Secrets. In Linda's words, "[T]he idea was for me…

Showcase of Student Personal Annual Reports

Some of the best stuff comes out of student projects. During the Screendesign workshop in Fachhochschule Potsdam last summer, students were asked to collect, analyze,…

Twistori for the Inauguration

Remember Twistori? It's the Twitter mashup that shows tweets of love, hate, think, believe, and wish. I guess naturally, there's an inauguration version. It's not…

Fun With Words that Collectively Make Pictures

People have fallen in love with word clouds that make pictures. Zoom in and you see a bunch of individual words. Zoom out and you…