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Data/Information visualization & navigation
Amira
ChronoZoom ☞ The history of life, the universe and everything - visualised | University of California, Berkeley & Microsoft Research Connections - http://aminotes.tumblr.com/post...
ChronoZoom ☞ The history of life, the universe and everything - visualised | University of California, Berkeley & Microsoft Research Connections
“Imagine a timeline of the universe, complete with high-resolution videos and images, in which you could zoom from a chronology of Egypt’s dynasties and pyramids to the tale of a Japanese-American couple interned in a World War II relocation camp to a discussion of a mass extinction that occurred on Earth 200 million years ago – all in seconds. (…) The idea arose in a UC Berkeley course about Big History taught by Walter Alvarez, the campus geologist who first proposed that a comet or asteroid smashed into the Earth 65 million years ago and killed off the dinosaurs. Big History is a unified, interdisciplinary way of looking at and teaching the history of the cosmos, Earth, life and humanity: the history of everything. One of the difficulties of teaching history –- and teaching Big History, in particular –- is conveying a sense of the time scale, which ranges from the 50,000-year time span of modern humans to the 13.7 billion-year history of the universe, Alvarez said. Human history... more... - Amira from Bookmarklet
Amira
FishIE Tank | Microsoft animation http://ie.microsoft.com/testdri...
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"Speed Demo” the FishIE Tank demonstrates hardware acceleration, canvas based image manipulation and PNG based sprite sheet animation." http://adamkinney.com/blog... - Amira
Amira
What if we mapped the world, not by political boundaries, but by its own people? (visualization) - http://vimeo.com/37069844
What if we mapped the world, not by political boundaries, but by its own people? (visualization)
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"The mobile phone has rapidly become a very essential tool that we carry with us all the time, everywhere we go. It has become the focus of our communication and information in a hyper-connected world which tolerates less and less that we disconnect or just don't have immediate access to information. Based on this conclusion the City of Geneva decided to take the challenge to visualize these digital traces created by our mobile phones. The objective of this installation is to make this data visible and allow you to explore these streams of connected people around the city, in their everyday life." - Amira from Bookmarklet
Amira
Rome Reborn ☞ A Digital Model of Ancient Rome in 320 CE (visualization) - http://aminotes.tumblr.com/post...
Rome Reborn ☞ A Digital Model of Ancient Rome in 320 CE (visualization)
“Rome Reborn is an international initiative whose goal is the creation of 3D digital models illustrating the urban development of ancient Rome from the first settlement in the late Bronze Age (ca. 1000 B.C.) to the depopulation of the city in the early Middle Ages (ca. A.D. 550). With the advice of an international Scientific Advisory Committee, the leaders of the project decided that A.D. 320 was the best moment in time to begin the work of modeling. At that time, Rome had reached the peak of its population, and major Christian churches were just beginning to be built. After this date, few new civic buildings were built. Much of what survives of the ancient city dates to this period, making reconstruction less speculative than it must, perforce, be for earlier phases. But having started with A.D. 320, the Rome Reborn team intends to move both backwards and forwards in time until the entire span of time foreseen by our mission has been covered.” - Amira from Bookmarklet
Amira
"We have no ways to directly observe molecules and what they do -- Drew Berry wants to change that. At TEDxSydney he shows his scientifically accurate (and entertaining!) animations that help researchers see unseeable processes within our own cells." - Amira from Bookmarklet
Amira
Visualizations of Internet connectivity | The Opte Project - http://aminotes.tumblr.com/post...
Visualizations of Internet connectivity | The Opte Project
Visualizations of Internet connectivity | The Opte Project
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"The Opte Project was created to make a visual representation of a space that is very much one-dimensional, a metaphysical universe. The data represented and collected here serves a multitude of purposes: Modeling the Internet, analyzing wasted IP space, IP space distribution, detecting the result of natural disasters, weather, war, and esthetics/art. “Within two weeks the self-described technologist and entrepreneur Barrett Lyon had created a program that could output a detailed visualization of Internet connectivity in a few hours. Seven years and billions more Internet-connected devices later, Lyon is still at it. This cosmic-looking image, one of his newest creations, traces the millions of routes along which data can travel and pinpoints the hubs receiving the most traffic. Internet giants such as AT&T and Google manage the most heavily used networks, which appear here as glowing yellow orbs; they tend to concentrate in the center of the sphere. The less popular local networks... more... - Amira from Bookmarklet
Amira
The Bohemian Bookshelf Supporting Serendipitous Discoveries through Visualization (pdf) http://dspace.ucalgary.ca/bitstre...
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"Serendipity, a trigger of exciting discoveries when we least expect it, is currently being discussed as an often neglected but still important factor in information seeking processes, research, and ideation. In this paper we explore serendipity as an information visualization goal. In particular, we introduce the Bohemian Bookshelf visualization that aims to support serendipitous exploration of digital book collections. The Bohemian Bookshelf consists of five interlinked visualizations, each representing a unique (over) view of the collection. It facilitates serendipitous discoveries by (1) offering multiple access points by providing visualizations of different perspectives on the book collection, (2) enticing curiosity through abstract, metaphorical, and visually distinct representations of the collection, (3) highlighting alternate adjacencies between books, (4) providing multiple pathways for exploring the data collection in a flexible way, (5) supporting immediate previews of... more... - Amira
Mike Chelen
Google Blog: New chart types, and chart improvements for documents and drawings - http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011...
Google Blog: New chart types, and chart improvements for documents and drawings
Google Blog: New chart types, and chart improvements for documents and drawings
"We also made spreadsheet charts more powerful and easier to work with. After you create a chart, it’s now simpler to copy an image of your chart and embed it into a document or drawing. There are more chart types to choose from now, too—from candlestick and combo charts to GeoMaps and TreeMaps." - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
Adriano
Stephen WOLFRAM :: Computable Document Format, CDF (2011) - http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2011...
Stephen WOLFRAM :: Computable Document Format, CDF (2011) - http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2011/08/11/wolframalpha-comes-alive-with-cdf/#
Stephen WOLFRAM :: Computable Document Format, CDF (2011) - http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2011/08/11/wolframalpha-comes-alive-with-cdf/#
"For the first time it makes it practical to include live computation as a routine part of a document. As soon as you have the free CDF plugin installed (or if you have Mathematica 8) you can go to the Wolfram|Alpha website, and set CDF on, with the result that Wolfram|Alpha will generate not just a static web page, but instead full CDF output—that you can directly interact and compute with. There are some immediate consequences -- like rotating 3D graphics, interactively reading off values in plots, and resizing graphics inline. But where Wolfram|Alpha with CDF really starts to get exciting is in letting you interactively manipulate parameters -- and actually do computations right inside your browser. Instead of the Wolfram|Alpha servers sending you HTML to be rendered by your web browser, they’re sending dynamically generated programs to be executed by your CDF plugin." - Adriano
Adriano
Laura JAVIER :: Elements of Happiness . [ten lives depicted visually; online book] - http://issuu.com/elaiyua...
Laura JAVIER :: Elements of Happiness . [ten lives depicted visually; online book] - http://issuu.com/elaiyuarai/docs/elementsofhappiness?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Fcolor%2Flayout.xml&backgroundColor=FFFFFF&showFlipBtn=true
Laura JAVIER :: Elements of Happiness . [ten lives depicted visually; online book] - http://issuu.com/elaiyuarai/docs/elementsofhappiness?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Fcolor%2Flayout.xml&backgroundColor=FFFFFF&showFlipBtn=true
The Harvard Study of Adult Development is the longest prospective study of mental and physical well-being ever conducted. For 72 years, researchers at Harvard have been following 824 individuals through war, career, marriage and divorce, parenthood and grandparenthood, and old age. Designer Laura Javier took some cases and visualized them in the Elements of Happiness: "In this book, I've taken 10 representative case studies and visualized their salient character traits, personal timeline, social supports, and physical health to draw conclusions about 'the happy life.'" The graphics are simple, and the stories are beautiful. - Adriano
Adriano
Daft Punk visualised :: Anatomy of a Mashup. [HTML5 in real-time] - http://daftpunk.themaninblue.com/
"I decided to take my own mashup of Daft Punk's discography – Definitive Daft Punk – and reveal its entire structure: the cutting, layering, levels and equalisation of 23 different songs. By dividing up the sound data for each song and computing its appearance in realtime, the resulting visualisation gives you an understanding of the unique anatomy of this particular mashup. The entire piece is composed from the latest HTML5 and CSS3 technology (canvas, audio, transforms & transitions) so you'll need a newer browser to view it in. I recommend Chrome because it pulls off the best performance with my mangled code. All of the waveform and spectrum visualisation is performed in realtime, so your browser is rendering a music video on the fly!" - Adriano from Bookmarklet
Adriano
running time: 2 hrs, split into 12 parts as a playlist on Youtube. \\ Also, seeing the art in cartography: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour... - Adriano
Adriano
BMI :: Body mass index in most countries has risen since 1980 . [graphics illustrating 199 countries over 28 years] - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv...
BMI :: Body mass index in most countries has risen since 1980 . [graphics illustrating 199 countries over 28 years]
"The whole world is getting fatter, except perhaps for the women of Italy and Singapore. Globally, blood pressure is slowly coming down. Cholesterol is falling in rich countries and rising in developing ones." - Adriano from Bookmarklet
Vincenzo Cosenza
The State of LinkedIn - Detailed Infographic | Vincos Blog - http://www.vincos.it/the-sta...
The State of LinkedIn - Detailed Infographic | Vincos Blog
Adriano
Muller :: Coenfographic, COEN brothers filmography - http://www.hellomuller.com/blog...
Muller :: Coenfographic, COEN brothers filmography
Must see in full-resolution: http://www.hellomuller.com/blog... "I noticed that the Coens have a knack for ‘repurposing’ actors in their movies. So, with nothing else to do — and letting myself buy into the trend of fan-made infographics I decided to try my hand at mapping out the Coen filmography and map out the most prevailing actors throughout the years by film (each colour-coded) featuring the correct movie logo/brand and as an added extra some sideline award stats — and to top it off I created a custom typeface for the heading." - Adriano from Bookmarklet
Adriano
Visualize weather :: WeatherSpark, Interactive Charts - http://weatherspark.com/#
Visualize weather :: WeatherSpark,  Interactive Charts
Visualize weather :: WeatherSpark,  Interactive Charts
"WeatherSpark is a new type of weather website, with interactive weather graphs that allow you to pan and zoom through the entire history of any weather station on earth. Get multiple forecasts for the current location, overlaid on records and averages to put it all in context." - Adriano from Bookmarklet
Adriano
T. Leyvand et al. :: Data-Driven Enhancement of Facial Attractiveness (2008) - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
T. Leyvand et al. :: Data-Driven Enhancement of Facial Attractiveness (2008)
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very interesting that aesthetic appeal can be parameterized (learned through polling via support vector regressors) and then used to enhance images, in this case, faces. Clearly this can be generalized to 3-D. Technical details: http://leyvand.com/researc... includes before/after photos. - Adriano from Bookmarklet
Mickey Kosloff
Happy New Year (with some light painting).
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Mike Chelen
"The Gephi project is always eager to experiment new kinds of tool to foster the community growth. We recently discovered Fundry and are very enthusiast to propose a try! Fundry is a crowdfunding platform that helps developers get paid for developing new features, and enables a community of funders to contribute to get the features they want. Win win. Read this page to learn how it works. The features we propose are four Export plug-ins to GML, Pajek NET, Ucinet DL and Netdraw VNA formats. This is typically the kind of feature the Gephi core developers don’t have time to work on, but are still important because users should have the ability to switch on different tools according to their needs. So if interoperability matters to you, we invite you to donate as it will help to find new developers to implement them." - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
Adriano
Data Mining meets Diachronic Linguistics :: Centuries of Social and Cultural Trends in Massive Database . [easy plots via Google Ngram Viewer] - http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph...
Data Mining meets Diachronic Linguistics :: Centuries of Social and Cultural Trends in Massive Database . [easy plots via Google Ngram Viewer]
"Language analysts sifting through two centuries of words in the millions of books in Google digital library found a new way to track the growth of words. In the journal Science, scientists at Harvard, MIT, Google and the Encyclopedia Britannica unveiled a database of two billion words and phrases drawn from 5.2 million books published during the past 200 years. With this tool, researchers can measure trends through the language authors used and the people they mentioned. Analyzing the computerized text, the researchers reported they could measure the hardening rhetoric of nations facing off for war by tracking increasing use of the word "enemy." Others are using the database to chart social and emotional concepts over 200 years. The digital text captured the evolving structure of a living language. The data sets consist of short phrases—up to five words—with counts of how often they occurred in each year back to 1500." [corpus includes other major languages] http://topics.wsj.com/article... - Adriano from Bookmarklet
plot above shows "men (blue), women (red)." Another interesting one is simply "God" in English which shows radical decline since 1840 according to WSJ but by extending the plot to 1500 the peak is around 1660... looks like it's slightly upticking recently: http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph... - Adriano
Mickey Kosloff
Cool geo-visualization. - Mickey Kosloff from Bookmarklet
Adriano
Tracking the BP Oil Spill :: Interactive Timeline Map . [NYTimes] - http://www.nytimes.com/interac...
Tracking the BP Oil Spill :: Interactive Timeline Map . [NYTimes]
Deepwater Horizon [for API Well No. 60-817-44169] is the ultra-deepwater oil rig that sank April 22, causing a massive oil spill, estimated to be 130 miles by 70 miles in size, which threatens the Gulf Coast... \\ (Reuters) - Forecasts for the trajectory of the huge oil slick off the U.S. Gulf Coast did not show it hitting the shore for another three days, BP Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles said on Tuesday [May 4]. \\ (MarketWatch) -- BP officials told members of Congress in a closed-door meeting that the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico could be spewing as much as 60,000 barrels of crude a day, well over an earlier estimate of 5,000 barrels a day, according to reports on Wednesday [May 5]. \\ The oil reservoir, almost a mile underwater, was called Macondo -- the cursed town in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel: 100 Years of Solitude. - Adriano from Bookmarklet
"The Interior Department exempted BP's calamitous Gulf of Mexico drilling operation from a detailed ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT analysis last year, according to government documents, after three reviews of the area concluded that a massive oil spill was unlikely. The department's Minerals Management Service (MMS) to gave BP's lease at Deepwater Horizon a "categorical exclusion" from the... more... - Adriano
Graphics: how a controlled OIL BURN works, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn... -- "A burn leaves a thick, sometimes sticky residue that either floats and can be collected, or sinks to the seafloor." - Adriano
Coordinates LAT, LON : 28.25N, 88.81W for the Deepwater Horizon. Satellite map http://3.ly/bpdh with photos. See also crisis response site http://google.com/crisisr... and http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov re "shapefiles," which indicate where the oil boundary is at a given time and where the oil will be in 24, 48 and 72 hours. The reports are based on imagery from a variety of... more... - Adriano
for visual comprehension, see Paul Rademacher's site which overlays a scaled representation of the Deepwater Horizon spill onto a Google Earth view of any city you choose: http://paulrademacher.com/oilspil... [requires Google Earth plugin -- otherwise, see some still images over Tokyo or San Francisco Bay Area here: http://www.theatlantic.com/science... ] - Adriano
15 May 2010: “There’s a shocking amount of oil in the deep water, relative to what you see in the surface water. Scientists studying video of the gushing oil well have tentatively calculated that it could be flowing at a rate of 25,000 to 80,000 barrels of oil a day. But the government, working from satellite images of the ocean surface, has calculated a flow rate of only 5,000 barrels... more... - Adriano
upcoming Hurricane season: "A storm could either move the oil along the water's surface or it could mix the oil with the water and cause it to sink. If the oil moved horizontally, the shoreline would be polluted. If it moved vertically, the marine life under the surface would suffer. \\ The oil could slow the storm's growth. Evaporated ocean water fuels hurricanes, and the oil forming a... more... - Adriano
29 May, horrible news: "BP said its complex "top kill" maneuver to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil well has failed, crushing hopes for a quick end to the largest oil spill in U.S. history already in its 40th day. It may be *another two months* before the London-based energy giant can definitively turn off the gusher." http://mobile.reuters.com/mobile... - Adriano
!!! "BP and other oil companies based their plans for responding to a big oil spill on U.S. government projections that gave very low odds of oil hitting shore, even in the case of a spill much larger than the current one. The government models, which oil companies are required to use but have not been updated since 2004, assumed that most of the oil would rapidly evaporate or get broken up by waves or weather." http://online.wsj.com/article... - Adriano
Mike Chelen
"Flot is a pure Javascript plotting library for jQuery. It produces graphical plots of arbitrary datasets on-the-fly client-side. The focus is on simple usage (all settings are optional), attractive looks and interactive features like zooming and mouse tracking. The plugin works with Internet Explorer 6/7/8, Firefox 2.x+, Safari 3.0+, Opera 9.5+ and Konqueror 4.x+ with the HTML canvas tag (the excanvas Javascript emulation helper is used for IE)." - Mike Chelen from Bookmarklet
Had an easier time formatting data sources for use with Flot than Google Vis API, Google Charts, or Javascript Invovis Toolkit (JIT) - Mike Chelen
Adriano
World Football ELO Ratings :: Interactive Map . [soccer #worldcup] - http://www.edutube.org/en...
excellent visualization #predict #wcfeed \\ For more details on ELO ratings applied to predictions for the World Cup, see http://friendfeed.com/search... - Adriano from Bookmarklet
Mickey Kosloff
Locals and Tourists - Flickr city photos mapped - http://www.flickr.com/photos...
Locals and Tourists - Flickr city photos mapped
Athanasios Anastasiou
World Map Of Touristynes(!) Or in other words, Spatial Distribution Of Pictures in Panoramio :-D (http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010...)
Mickey Kosloff
Athanasios Anastasiou
Athanasios Anastasiou
Athanasios Anastasiou
Just in case your computer runs out of True Type Fonts (!) (http://desandro.com/resourc...)
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