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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…

Sculptural Data Visualization – Stock Market and GDP

In his latest data sculptures, Andreas Nicolas Fischer places data visualization in a physical space when we're so used to seeing it on a computer…

Typographic Illustration for Jay-Z’s ‘Brooklyn Go Hard’

Evan Roth from the Graffiti Research Lab, uses typographic illustration in Jay-Z's music video for Brooklyn Go Hard. As the song plays out, we see…

Visualization Projects from Database City – Visualizar’08

This is a guest post by Greg J. Smith, a Toronto-based designer and researcher. Greg writes about design, visualization and digital culture on his personal…

Explore Your Feeds in a Cloud of Posts – RSS Voyage

I'm not exactly sure what I'm seeing here, but Voyage, by Andy Biggs, is an abstract RSS reader that places posts in a 3D cloud.…

Mmm, Chocolate Pie… Chart

In the spirit of turning pie charts into food, Mary and Matt kick it up a notch with some design and 5.5 ounces of chocolate.…

Word Portraits of Famous People – Einstein and Ginger the Cockapoo

Jeff Clark of Neoformix has been doing some cool stuff with words lately. Above is a word portrait of Albert Einstein looking very chipper. Einstein's…

Showing This Many Per Second – Data Humanized

I've always thought one of the best ways to make data relate-able is to humanize it. Wouter Walmink, from studio:ludens, does this quite literally in…

A Bunch of Japanese Women’s Bra Responses

Uniqlo gathered hundreds of responses from a couple hundred Japanese women about bra size, makeup, and shopping and put it into this sort of 3-d…

Daily Design Workout – DONE by Jonas Buntenbruch

DONE is a sketching project by Jonas Buntenbruch. He takes 30-60 minutes per day and puts his design skills to work. He began at the…

Doodle Your Way Through the News – DoodleBuzz

I feel like I've been seeing and writing a lot about artistic visualization lately. Maybe it's because summer's ending and all the designers are finishing…

Visualization Workshop in Madrid – Database City

It's hard to believe that it's been almost a year since I was in Madrid at the Medialab-Prado for the Visualizar workshop. It was a…

Beautiful Generative Computer Art – Metamorphosis

Glenn Marshall has released his finished version of Metamorphosis, a beautiful piece of computer generative art programmed in Processing. I wish I knew a bit…

Art of Mathematics – Visualization of Dynamical Systems

Dynamical systems are mathematical models used to describe the time-dependent position of a point's position in ambient space. For example, a dynamical system could be…

Fleshmap: Studies of Desire – Touch, Look, and Listen

Fleshmap is a new project by Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas that explores human desire from three points of view - touch, look, and listen.…

Physical Graphs as Critique on American Culture

These wooden graphs by Joshua Callaghan show uh, something on the left and military spending on the right. While I wouldn't call them any type…

Many Eyes Adds Wordle to its Extensive Visualization Toolbox

I'm sure you've seen Wordle by now, which puts an artistic spin on the traditional tag cloud. An application by Jonathan Feinberg, Wordle lets you…

What Kind of Information is Hidden in Barcodes?

Barcodes. We all know what they look like. They're the black stripes that vary in thickness with numbers that indicate something or another, but what…