Dan Meth did a great job creating his own personal Trilogy Meter showing his personal enjoyment of movies released as a trilogy. This shows that Dan never likes the 3rd movie as much, so he should just stop spending the money.
Although this is based on Dan's personal ratings for each movie, there's no reason why something like this couldn't be done with more official data like critic ratings or box office dollars.
Thanks for the link Jesper and Daniel!
Check out Planets, an interactive solar system visualizer. It lets you change the focal point so you can see the planetary motions as if you were standing on any of the planets. A great way to understand retrograde motion.
Thanks Paul, for the link.
The 2009 SXSW PepsiCo Zeitgeist Twitter Visualizer (long name isn't it?) was a great experiment during the 5-day South By Southwest symposium/conference/party in Austin, TX. Developed by Slash7, the site contains a number of dufferent visualizations using the Twitter APIs.
These real-time visualizations were able to capture only Tweets about the event using the hash-tag #SXSW and highlight the popular topics and show where people were Twittering on a map. PepsiCo has a bigger site with some additional content at http://pepsico.com/sxsw
Found on Information Aesthetics and of course, Twitter.
Infographic from the NY Times (I know, ironic isn't it?) that shows the drop in circulation of major newspapers across the U.S.
Heavy debt has dragged several newspaper companies into bankruptcy. The industry’s dwindling revenues have forced some money-losing papers to close, and papers that are for sale are having trouble finding buyers. Experts say that before long, a major American city could be left without a daily paper. (Related Article)Found on Twitter from @edial
Here's a fun one for Friday. Humans! by Reza Rasoli. Reminds me of The Matrix when Mr. Smith calls the humans a virus on the world.
Humans! is a 60 second global awareness PSA sensationalizing the excessive, all-consuming nature of the human being. This cute and naive Earth stands no chance against such an insatiable parasite. Witness its utter demise in a fun and sickening kind of way.Thanks Hannu for the link!
Apparently by 2019, we will all live in an infographic world, and that's good news for us. Microsoft had the first public showing of the video at the Wharton Business Technology Conference. Some found Microsoft's video inspiring, and some were not impressed.
I love some of the ideas shown in the video, but much of it also felt like the magic of Hollywood. Because this blog is focused on infographics, I understand how much thought and effort from the designer goes into making just one infographic image useful and easy to understand.