Awesome Magnetic Visualization

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

Semiconductor's Magnetic Movie is a stunning, if questionably accurate visualization of magnetic fields and their interactions. Worth a watch: Magnetic Movie from Semiconductor on Vimeo.

The world’s on fire

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

The funds that Sarah McLachlan would have spent to produce a music video are donated for more practical uses, and the video is instead used to help us visualize just how much of a difference $150,000 can make to those less fortunate than us: I'm a long time fan and proud ...

An inconvenient graphic – visual analytics

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Some graphics from An Inconvenient Truth have been posted to Flickr. Copyright has most certainly been violated here but I suspect Gore would prefer the message spreads and perhaps this will inspire more folks to check out the movie. This graph showing a sharp rise in CO2 has generated a lot ...

The internet is us

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Great video visualization of the evolution of the web: via as usual...


Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Very Minority Report (the movie that is). Apparently this amazing touch screen technology will soon be in mass production. I don't know if that means it will really be affordable to most of us but I have no doubt it will be integrated into Smartboard-like devices and other presentation environments. ...

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 ...

Internet Black Holes

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

Reporters sans frontiers rally against "internet black holes" - sectors of the internet where liberty is severely restricted: This map is a tad simplistic, being more about black and white than shades of grey - and its the shades of grey that I think are particularly nefarious. That said, its a ...

Mathematical map of the internet

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Cool visualization of internet IP address allocation. The US department of defense has a pretty healthy chunk, as do a number of corporations.

Visualize This!

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Visualization can be a powerful tool, not only for education but also for exploring information and generating new ideas. Hans Rosling from the impressive Gapminder project gives an excellent presentation exposing how powerful visualization tools combined with public domain data could be important drivers of social change. One of the barriers ...

Travel time heatmap visualization

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

Some very interesting work happening in the UK by studying travel time related to mode of transport (particularly rail versus car). I really hope such studies will happen in North America, I suspect it would highlight where it would be efficient to invest in rail infrastructure for commuter and cargo ...