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.
Great animated video the visually shows you the changes in the F1 racing cars for 2009.
A fantastic computer-animated clip features Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel racing on track, as they bring to life the biggest rule changes in the history of Formula One. Last seasons car morphs into the current Red Bull Racing car, the RB5, showing all the bodywork changes from nose to rear wing.From www.automotivetv.net
From The Washington Post, TimeSpace-World is an experiment in a visual way to see news stories from around the world. You can specify the time period during a day that you want to see with the slider, and then click the stories to zoom into the map. You can also enter search terms to view a smaller set of relevant stories.
TimeSpace is an interactive map that allows you to navigate articles, photos, video and commentary from around the globe. Discover news hot-spots where coverage is clustered. Use the timeline to illustrate peaks in coverage, and customize your news searches to a particular day or specific hour. (Many Washington Post stories appear at midnight; others are published throughout the day as news happens). Click the ? In the upper right for help.
Link found from Mitul69 on Twitter
Thanks Li, for sending in the link!
The goal of giving form to a complex situation like the credit crisis is to quickly supply the essence of the situation to those unfamiliar and uninitiated. This project was completed as part of my thesis work in the Media Design Program, a graduate studio at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Very detailed infographic from the Washington Post showing how the proposed stimulus package is broken out between ares of spending and tax cuts.
SOURCE: Congressional Budget Office | Reporting by Karen Yourish, graphic by Laura Stanton - The Washington Post - February 01, 2009
The centerpiece of President Obama's domestic agenda is an $819 billion economic stimulus plan. The Senate will consider the measure this week, with an eye toward the amount of tax cuts and spending. Republicans and Democrats spar over what to consider a tax cut. An analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office tallies the tax-cut portion to be significantly less than the one-third Democrats claim it to be.
Sticking with the Space Debris theme, the ESA (European Space Agency) has this hi-res video on their website showing how crowded Earth orbit has become from 1968-2000. Same issue as the image yesterday, that the objects are not to scale. At this scale you would expect constant collisions, but at actual scale you wouldn't be able to see any objects at all.
In this animation, catalogued space debris are shown accumulating around Earth in 4-year increments, including payloads, rocket bodies, and fragments. While the debris objects are not shown to scale, the representation of their density is accurate.