Now-Here-This has a great gallery of Alternative Tube Maps. One piece in the gallery is a radio-map! Yuri Suzuki’s fully functional radio on a printed circuit board that looks just like the tube map is truly inspiring. Since geodata and maps are becoming more and more open to public, we start to see their influence on arts better.
Sound Artist/Designer Yuri has a nice portfolio site with many other projects.
“Visualizing Vertov” - a new experimental project by Lev Manovich with 33 visualizations is focusing on two famous movies, The Eleventh Year (1928) and Man with a Movie Camera (1929) by Vertov.
Image Above: All shots with close-ups of faces from The Eleventh Year (Dziga Vertov, 1928). The shots are arranged in the order of their apperance in the film, left to right, top to bottom. See the details of the analysis on Software Studies.
I am always amazed with the idea of analyzing all the data of a movie (shots, characters, images, editing, script, locations, etc.) With the advance of CPU technology and open coding culture, we started to see powerful analysis on movies, data visualizations focusing on large data sets of moving imagery. Soon enough we may see the analysis and visualization of all the oscar winning movies, all movies from hollywood, and so.
If you are interested in visualization about movies, tv shows you should check these two projects as well: Pie, comparison of films trough colour by Alan Woo and Lostalgic, visualiziton of some properties and patterns out of the entire lost script by Santiago Ortiz.
I love the simplicity, color use and typography of this Newsweek graph. It may be one of the best “infographics” of the year.
One of the most inspiring visual narrative blog I have seen lately: what love looks like?
“Happiness comes from the obstacles.”—Reuben
“Heisenberg showed that the more precisely one determines the position of an atomic particle, the less one can know about its speed. These shy qualities reverse their roles: the more exactly a particle’s velocity is measured, the more elusive its location becomes.
“‘Science does not describe and explain nature,’ Heisenberg concluded, but ‘nature as exposed to our method of questioning.’”—A General Theory of Love
Henry Chinaski’s Women and What They Meant to Him, 2006
Thirty one women appear in this novel, only a few of which Bukowski’s main character did not sleep with. The timeline documents the duration of each woman’s appearance by page numbers, as well as Henry Chinaski’s opinion of them based on the words “fuck” and “love” as mentioned in the book. More good stuff on louisema.com
A different look on election results. Patchwork Map of the U.S. explains how and why Obama won based on categorized locations. I find this map very useful to understand how diversified different states are in the U.S. As a politician you can even develop your own strategies based on this map. It’s clear that one obvious reason to win was Obama has all industrial metropolises. Read more about it on WNYC.