A dark matter: structure of the universe influenced by dark forces?

Friday, January 19th, 2007

The indispensable New Scientist reports that the distribution of dark matter has been mapped in 3D for the first time, revealing how the mysterious substance has evolved over the lifetime of the universe. The results confirm that dark matter provided the scaffolding that allowed ordinary matter to clump together to ...

Visualization of social networks among “Web 2.0” startups

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

The folks at Groupscope give us some fascinating looks into, among other things, the relationships behind some successful so-called "Web 2.0" startup ventures: From the Linksviewer blog. I wonder how severe the survivorship bias is. It would be more interesting to see all ventures that these individuals were involved with (perhaps the ...

Another cool visualization

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Concerned about your air quality? Crime rates? Thinking of moving perhaps? Neighboroo provides a cool heatmap style mashup of geographic data and Google maps, designed to let you research the key characteristics of neighbourhoods which matter to you. I would like to see something similar for Canada. Via the fabulous Infosthetics.

Middle East history – infographic video timeline

Friday, September 29th, 2006

While we are all caught up with the present warring in the Middle East this short video timeline infographic reminds us that the history of conflict in the Middle East is ancient and storied: I had to look up the Caliphate and Saladin...and this is just an ultra macroscopic overview. No ...

Infographic: Middle East Conflict

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Interesting visualizations of relationships in the Middle Eastern conflicts are presented by Information Aesthetics. No doubt these are simplifications but they could be a good start for those of us who have limited knowledge of the history and political geography of the region. This particular infographic appeared in the New York ...

“Comprehension follows perception”

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

I follow a number of interesting blogs, but few are as consistently interesting as information aesthetics. They have really clued me in to the importance of presentation in making information come alive. It also emphasized the absurdity that throughout my science education, lots of emphasis was put on converting data ...

Visualization of cultural values

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Very interesting infographic, published in The Atlantic, mapping cultural values. Apparently the study is by Ronald Inglehart of the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Data seems to be collected via census, the last data available is from 2001. I suspect that there is a fair amount of ...

BlackBerry Service Shutdown

Friday, February 10th, 2006

Funny if you have a "crackberry" or know someone who has one: