Original “Locals vs. Tourists” by Eric Fischer built with the power of MapBox and Twitter data from Gnip. It’s fully-browsable worldwide map of local allegiances. I like how Istanbul looks on the map. Since most of the people were tweeting from the boats you can’t see the borders of the Bosphorus clearly. The data cloud between Asia and Europe is flowing rather than having solid borders. I hope we can see the time-lapse of the visuals in the upcoming versions. You can browse more cities on MapBox project page.
The quest on the mystery of Pi number never stops. Visual Techniques advancing, so we can visualize more numbers in the Pi decimals. However, Is there really a pattern in those numbers? Are we going to see a great (holy?) picture at the end? I am not sure about what we are going to figure out but some of these images look like they are purely designed. Even though they are just the visualization of digits. Maybe Pi number has a secret of a design pattern in itself, a great formula? Read and see more on http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/pi/art/
The first comprehensive paper that includes media visualizations, results, and detailed analysis is tilted: Zooming into an Instagram City: Reading the local through social media. It was published in the July 2013 issue of the journal ”First Monday” devoted to internet research.
The paper presents analysis of 2.3 million Instagram photos shared by people in 13 global cities.
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.