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This video diagram was created After the Flood for BBC Stargazing LIVE, a nightly broadcast hosted by Dara O Briain and Prof Brian Cox that celebrates the wonders of our night sky. Last night I found out that there’s a Black Hole at the centre of our galaxy. Who knew??!
Anyway, I love seeing such awe inspiring (and potentially complicated) stuff being communicated so clearly. It’s a complete joy.
After the Flood are all about ‘helping companies communicate data to their customers and clients’. Not a bad start I’d say.
WEBGL Twitter visualisation + real life holographic installation data eye candy goodness.
The goal of CNN’s Ecosphere [cnn-ecosphere.com] by Minivegas and Stinkdigital is a real-time Twitter visualization that aims to reveal how the online discussion is evolving around the topic of climate change. More specifically, the visualization aggregates all Twitter messages on the topic of #cop17 (in case you wonder, this is an abbreviation for “The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)”.
The online visualization consists of an interactive 3D globe, described as a “lush digital ecosystem” that closely resembles the look and behavior of real plants and trees in nature. In practice, the virtual plants in the 3D Ecosphere grow from those tweets that are tagged with #COP17. Each tweet about climate change feeds into a plant representing that specific topic or discussion, causing it to grow a little more.
The result thus becomes an mesmerizing, real-time visual representation of how the world “sees” climate change (try clicking on one of the tweet messages), or… an interactive Tron-like Lindenmayer forest, whatever you fancy the most.
Google Street View stop motion animation short made as a personal project by director Tom Jenkins.
A gorgeous installation that uses light, it’s presence and it’s absence, as a medium for the representation of time.
A vividly illuminated autonomous algorithm magically reveals the time of the day, re-imagining the principle of telling time from falling shadows as a contemporary light installation.
Your head, tracked via the webcam using face-tracking software, is used as an input which allows for different experiences.
Lots of potentially interesting applications.
Vinyl will always hold a special place in my heart. So it’s nice to see people doing interesting things with the magic plates.
Linyl are discs of light drawn from photos of past experiences that can be played on a special record player to create an ambience. They are inspired by our nostalgia for a time when the experience of music was slower and more environmental.
Analogue Vinyl Sampling
Experimental analog sampling with modified vinyls. Sectors from a vinyl record are cut and replaced by pieces with exact shape from other records. When played in a vinyl player the needle follows the grooves from both sectors creating sampled tunes or loops.
Microsoft funds an iPad app that generates narrative outlines, and you have to fill in the blanks.