Really cool use of visualization tools to create this music video for Radiohead's "House of Cards".
Radiohead just released a new video for its song "House of Cards" from the album "In Rainbows".
No cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes.
Watch the making-of video to learn about how the video was made and the various technologies that were used to capture and render 3D data
Over on Think>Map>Draw, Michael DiTullo, the Design Director for Converse, shared his thoughts about design and sketched this parallel design process between the intended design process and the actual design process.
Sketch image: 2008 copyrighted Michael DiTullo and released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.
A few readers have written emails to me asking about what software to use to create infographics. My needs are pretty simple for my day job, so I only have a handful of tools that I use loaded onto my MacBook. But the graphics I create are fairly simple, and don’t use massive amounts of data.
Yes, I included MS Office in the list because there are some really cool things you can do with Excel and PowerPoint. I’ll post some examples in the future.
What software do you use?
Post about your favorite software in the comments and share your “must have” software with everyone here.
Greetings from the Blogipeligo!
A fun infographic from xkcd.com that uses a map image to communicate the relative sizes of the different types of online communities. I was impressed that I at least recognized most of them, and actually participate in some of them.
From the Mozilla website, and obviously a part of their sales pitch. I picked up that the calendar arrangement of the squares is in fact correct for 2006. Its getting the small things right that help make good infographics.
An independent study shows that, in 2006, IE users were vulnerable to online threats 78% of the time. Firefox users? Only 2%.
“At risk” defined as publicly available exploits with no patch. Source: “Internet Explorer users Unsafe for 284 Days in 2006” Brian Krebs, Washington Post, 1/4/2007
Found on digg.com, this map was posted on strangemaps.com. The portion of each state shows the amount of land in each state owned by the Federal Government, but not the specific location. It's centered in each state just to show the relative size.
Will all of the hype around the launch of the iPhone 3G, I wanted to share a simple infographic showing the circuitboard from inside one of the new phones. It clearly identifies each major component and also adds what that compnent does inside the phone. The graphic really adds a significant amount of depth to the article.
The full article is from TechOnline.
One of the projects from Information Esthetics, the Map of Scientific Paradigms by Kevin Boyack, Dick Klavans and W. Bradford Paley shows how scientific papers in different fields are connected through their citations.
As to what the image depicts, it was constructed by sorting roughly 800,000 scientific papers into 776 different scientific paradigms (shown as red and blue circular nodes) based on how often the papers were cited together by authors of other papers. Links (curved lines) were made between the paradigms that shared common members, then treated as rubber bands, holding similar paradigms closer to one another when a physical simulation forced them all apart: thus the layout derives directly from the data. Larger paradigms have more papers. Labels list common words unique to each paradigm.
Thanks for sending in the link Alwyn!