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November 2, 2017

Illegal Numbers

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fd/Sample_09-F9_protest_art%2C_Free_Speech_Flag_by_John_Marcotte.svg/1280px-Sample_09-F9_protest_art%2C_Free_Speech_Flag_by_John_Marcotte.svg.png) Illegal numbers was a topic that came up in the lab today, and the idea is that you can use these to rip a disc into an iso format. If represented in text, you could be arrested, so people… Continue Reading →

Patronus Explanatus

(https://pm1.narvii.com/6233/29c71d2384480cf9c1851d2a3d2b2001a8cc177c_hq.jpg) We spent some time yesterday at work figuring out what our patronuses were, and mine turned out to be an Ocicat. After thinking about it, I realized that personality tests (and their results) are just a combined visualization of… Continue Reading →

The Power of Sound… For Text?

(https://img1.etsystatic.com/072/1/5665813/il_fullxfull.802758423_euj2.jpg) I was talking to Kendra today about soundwave bracelets for text visualization, so I thought I’d post this. I’ve always been obsessed with these as a kid, and while almost no information can be gained out of it, it… Continue Reading →

Color Brewer Maps

(http://colorbrewer2.org/#type=diverging&scheme=PRGn&n=3) I spent 90% of my day today looking at color schemes, and was working heavily with color brewer. I remembered these exercises that I did as a kid, where you had to fill in blocks with a specific color,… Continue Reading →

Spinning Round and Round

(https://cdn-ssl-promptcloud.pressidium.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/6-data-visualization-tools-feature.jpg) I’m not sure what this is meant to visualize since I was just browsing different ways to visualize things for my thesis, but I actually liked the way this is organized. It’s extremely relaxing to look at, and I… Continue Reading →

Word “Tree”

{http://www.harvestworkerscoop.org.uk/site/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/harvest-tree-713×510.png) I thought that this was a really interesting visualization in that they took the word tree extremely literally, and turned their visualization into an object. While it does not show anything of value (or at least I don’t think… Continue Reading →

Video Created

(https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5hbcxfmumAMd3pnY2FSN3VYSjg) This is a video I made over the past two days for something on Saturday. There was a lot of talk about whether this video would look a lot more convincing if filmed using augmented reality, but personally I… Continue Reading →

Photo by Frank Herfort This says to me how context is everything.

Transportation Comparison

See: http://cargocollective.com/intermodaldatavis/Intermodal-Challenge-Datavis This visualization seeks to visualize the ideal method of transportation for Curitiba at any given time of the day.  The length of the arc is representative of increasing speed.  The scale along the bottom details the time of day… Continue Reading →

visualization vs. decoration

this “infographic” posted to /r/dataisbeautiful makes me twitch. It’s purely decoration, rather than visualization. The images obscure the data in an attempt to show cleverness, rather than trying to tell a story of the data…

Selling of Artworks

(http://www.jeffersonbailey.com/speak-to-the-eyes-the-history-and-practice-of-information-visualization/) This visualization depicts the amount of artwork sold at different countries. It is a web based visualization, so I believe that it would be a bit more comprehensible if viewed at the website. This vis makes it pretty clear… Continue Reading →

AuthaGraph World Map

  We’ve talked a lot about distortion in class, and how sometimes distortion may be helpful in gaining a more useful view of data. This “more accurate” map reminded me how our normal world map is heavily distorted and how… Continue Reading →

Embroidery – Sheena Liam

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/tags/embroidery/ The different types of material used in this embroidery provide an extra layer of depth and which is used to create a stunningly beautiful piece. There are several more examples of Liam’s work on the website that are truly beautiful.


November 2 “FRICKbits uses location data from the phone that we down-sample and abstract into line and bits based on frequency of travel.” – FRICKbits

Evolution of Gaming Platforms

https://www.geek.com/games/fun-with-data-37-years-of-video-game-history-organized-by-genre-and-platform-1529867/ This chart tells a story of how the gaming platforms have evolved through ages. I am not surprised to see the dominance of arcade games in early days of game development. Windows platform has proven to be one of… Continue Reading →

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