Practicing good nutrition keeps your mind sharp, your body fit, and your life long. The same could be said for consuming media. (Seriously, knowledge is power.) When you add it all up, the average American spends roughly nine hours a day glued to some kind of screen, and like your diet, quality is as important as quantity. Here areWired's suggested servings for optimal media health.
Bestario has created reMap, an interactive portal to view all of the infographics posted on VisualComplexity.com, and it's amazing. They've created semantic connection between the different infographics using tags tat allow for an incredible browsing experience.
An interactive, visual browsing interface to an infographic archive.
reMap displays visualcomplexity.com projects allowing navigation using a semantic approach and depicting relations among them. All images and texts belong to vc portal. Tags are assigned using a semantic engine created by Bestiario.Thanks Jose! I love it!
From LandArtGenerator.org, a world map visualizing the surface area required to power the world's electricity requirements using solar power alone in 2030, using current solar panel technology. It's getting a lot of traffic on digg, reddit and Twitter too.
Also, check out the same idea, but for off shore wind power.
Our friend, Mike Wirth, has released the 2009 Great American Beer Festival Medal Map, but it's much easier to call it the Best Beer in America Map!
Mike uses the data of the Great American Beer Festival medal winners from 1987-2008, and this year he has added some new infographics to help support the map. If you live in Oklahoma or North Dakota, I hope you're drinking out-of-state beer! I'm just saying.
Nice work Mike!
For those of us that enjoy dark beer, it may come as a surprise that there really is a technical difference between a porter and a stout beer. The guys over of GeekBeer.com have attempted to explain it, along with this great infographic by Ethan John. Ethan was kind enough to put the images up on his Flickr Photostream.
Great job Ethan!
Cool interactive chart on Snippets.com that shows the GDP per Capita of every country (so it claims). It has a number of predefined groupings like Continent, UN Members, OPEC, Communist, Largest Area, etc to show comparisons.
The interactive chart below represents the GDP per capita for each country. Click on any of the buttons to view the data for that particular group of nations. You can highlight a particular country by selecting it in the dropdown box. The data was compiled from the 2008 CIA World Factbook.
Thanks for the link Jerry!
Infographic from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, this is their estimate for the total U.S. Energy Consumption for 2008. Although not depicted in the graphic, their estimate for energy usage dropped by 2% from 2007 to 2008, and use of alternative energy sources like wind and solar increased.
Found on CleanTechnica.com
Estimated U.S. Energy use dipped in 2008 to 99.2 quads (quadrillion BTUs), down from 101.2 quads in 2007. Energy flow charts show the relative size of primary energy resources and end uses in the United States, with fuels compared on a common energy unit basis. The amount of energy in one quad is equivalent to that produced by the burning of 36,000,000 tonnes of coal.
A new video on YouTube that visually tries to help explain the Big Bang and the creation of the universe. Narrated by Dr. Janna Levin. Maybe a little more on the visual illustration side than infographic, but still good.
"We made this video about the Big Bang because the theory is important and amazing, but often misunderstood.
This video was produced without any funding from any outside sources. It was put together with donated creative time from a group with a desire to further public cognition of science
Science has many amazing stories to tell, this is the first. The Big Bang Briefly."
Found on VizWorld.com
Create a graph of your own network of friends on Facebook with Nexus. You've seen many visuals of Twitter and Facebook connections, but this one is especially cool because it's your own network. That's my network chart is above, but you don't care about mine...go create your own!
Found on Twitter