From Wired.com, how do you visualize a music mashup of 300 different songs?
In the modern laptop era, any monkey with Pro Tools can make a mashup. But Pittsburgh-based computer maestro Girl Talk (known to the IRS as Gregg Gillis) has turned the cut-and-paste process into a jams-packed jigsaw puzzle. His latest album, Feed the Animals (released digitally in June with hard copies out September 23), brims with 300 song snippets in just over 50 minutes (compared to around 250 in his previous effort). "People want to see the bar raised," Gillis says. Below, a beat-by-beat breakdown of a single track.Thanks Daniel for the link!
I won't claim to understand or attempt to explain the math behind the investolution.com charts that predict the overall stock market for the next 40 days.
This page contains the prediction for S&P 500 Index minimum and maximum daily closing prices over the next 40 trading days.
It is predicted that S&P 500 Index will not close under 1,178 and over 1,295 between the dates September 19, 2008 and November 14, 2008. This prediction method was accurate for 71.0% and 95.0% of the cases (for minimum and maximum predictions, respectively) within an error margin of +-5% in the past.
Thanks Andrew for sending in the link.
I'm back! I've been on vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida, but I'm back now and its time to catch up on a bunch of great infographics that have been sent in to me.
First, I'll share this one from Disney. The Laugh System Diagram is from the queue area in the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. I wish they sold it as a poster. It seems simple, but I was amazed watching a five year-old explain it in great detail to her parents.
Of course, there are some inside connections too. The yellow car in the bottom right corner is the car from the animated short on the DVD "Mike's New Car".
This may cross the lines between infographics, advertising and art, but I really liked these advertising posters. They're real subway maps of New York, London and Sydney, with a little artistic twist to add the ear buds.
I found these on Ad Goodness, and they were created by Saatchi & Saatchi.
I know many of my readers would really enjoy the conference VizThink Europe, and the conference is coming up quickly. The Europe version is in Berlin, Germany this year on October 12-14 at Crown Plaza Berlin City Centre.
We'll have lots of opportunities for hands on experiences, learning from industry gurus, and networking with your visual thinking peers. We'll be bringing a few of your favorite facilitators from San Francisco with all new content, plus a whole lot of new facilitators from Europe.The great guys at VizThink have created a discount code for readers of Cool Infographics. Use the code BCRK01 when you register to get €50 ($75-$80 in U.S. dollars these days) off any regular attendance fee (not student, Government or non-profit rates).
If you can get to Berlin (and I have a lot of readers from Europe), you would really get a lot from attending.
Big thanks to the guys at VizThink!
To complete the week of Olympic Infographics from the NYTimes.com, they have created a page to summarize all of the infographics they created. They've been adding to it every day, so it won't actually be complete until the Olympics are over.
NYTimes.com is also tracking the Air Quality Index by day during the Olympics using a heatmap style graphic. There's definitely more pollution and particles in the air than most of the participants are used to. So far, there have been a couple of days in the 90's, but didn't cross over 100 into the "unhealthy" range.