Randy | Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 6:48PM
Randy | Monday, December 29, 2008 at 6:49AM
From Wired.com. I like that this History of Apple isn't your traditional timeline. It does go from left to right, but the images are mixed and overlapping. It show a clear progression from beige to colors to white to silver. The style also invites the viewer in to explore the details hidden in the image and find the extra images that specifically tagged with a date across the top.
Randy | Friday, December 26, 2008 at 6:51AM
These are images from the Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Australia. Emery Studio (look at the "Placemaking" link) had the opportunity to use both the horizontal and vertical surfaces to design some anamorphic signage in the parking deck. When viewed from the correct direction as you're driving, the words appear legible and lead you in the correct direction. Viewed from another angle, the words appear as abstract lines and colors.
Thanks Ethyl for sending the link on Twitter! Images are from the Kosmograd blog.
Randy | Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 6:15AM
The Burj Dubai is a construction project to build the world's tallest building in Dubai. Their website has a nice interactive comparison to the other key skyscrapers in the world. The photo-like images on a black background with the reflection is very similar to the Apple Computer photo slideshows.
The goal of Burj Dubai is not simply to be the world's highest building. It's to embody the world's highest aspirations. Burj Dubai looks different depending on where you're standing. For those living nearby, it is a shining accomplishment - tangible proof of Dubai's central role in a growing world.Thanks Alwyn!
Randy | Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 6:26AM
Randy | Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 8:43AM
While supplies last, Funnel, Inc. is offereing a free set of Holiday Infographic Cards to anyone who registers on their mailing list. You won't find the link on their website, but the direct URL is http://www.funnelinc.com/holiday. Order yours quick!
Also, there are three FREE Holiday desktop infographic images available on the same page at various resolutions.
Randy | Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 8:15AM
Randy | Thursday, December 18, 2008 at 6:35AM
This is really awesome. Thinking Machine 4 has an online chess game that lets you watch the computer evaluate all of the future moves in real time each time its the computer's turn.
When the machine (Black) is thinking, a network of curves is overlaid on the board. The curves show potential moves--often several turns in the future--considered by the computer. Orange curves are moves by black; green curves are ones by white. The brighter curves are thought by the program to be better for white.I found this posted by Nathan on Simple Complexity.
Randy | Monday, December 15, 2008 at 6:52AM
Ben Fry is the author of Visualizing Data, and describes the ZipCode project in his book. Each dot on the map is one zip code, and as you type a zip code, it highlights all of the dots that share that portion of the zip code. You can turn on the "zoom" feature that zooms farther into the map for each digit you add.
This is built with the open source Processing tool that was recently released to the world as version 1.0.
Here are all of the zip codes that start with "6"
Thanks Steve for sending the link!
Here's a link to Ben's book on Amazon:
Randy | Friday, December 12, 2008 at 6:23AM
From NYTimes.com, this graphic is a summary of the proliferation of nuclear weapons based on the new book "The Nuclear Express: A Political History of the Bomb and Its Proliferation" by Thomas C. Reed and Danny B. Stillman. The graphic is part of the NY Times article titled "Hidden Travels of the Atomic Bomb".
"The Nuclear Express" a new book on the history of the atomic age, describes the interlocking web of influence and espionage behind the proliferation of nuclear technology. This diagram gives a summary of the authors' tracking of the transfers of nuclear technology and secrets.Thanks Jesse for sending in the link.