Entries in art (93)
Jax de Leon just graduated from the graphic design program at SUNY Purchase College School of Art and Design, and was kind enough to share some of her senior project work called Illinois: Visualizing Music. Jax focused on one music album (illinois, by Sufjan Stevens), and visually analyzed different aspects.
This project is an experiment in taking an audio recording of music that is beautiful and personally meaningful to many listeners, deconstructing it from different vantage points, rearranging it, and building it up again into visual interpretations. This project visualizes lyrics, instrumentation, notes, patterns, and word usage. Hopefully these interpretations will provide another way of experiencing this album, although no amount of analysis can adequately represent the visceral response one gets when presented with a compelling piece of music.
A couple months ago (April 18th), the See Conference #4 was held in Wiesbaden, Germany. This one-day event had a great lineup of speakers: Aaron Koblin (Google Creative Lab), Julian Oliver (software artist), Gijs Joosen (ONL), Eric Rodenbeck (Stamen Design) and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Roth (University of Bremen). The event was organized by Scholz & Volkmer (www.s-v.de).
The best part is that videos of the entire day of speakers are now available online from the event website at www.see-conference.com. Some of the videos are in German, but Eric Rodenbeck, Julian Oliver, Gijs Joosen and Aaron Koblin are speaking English for their presentations.
If you haven't checked it out yet, you need to take a look at Seadragon. I know its from Microsoft, but I like it anyway! Seadragon is a software project to allow users to browse and zoom into high-resolution images. I'm especially attached to the iPhone version of Seadragon Mobile (link opens iTunes) available for free from iTunes!
One of the best things about the iPhone version is that it includes some example images, and includes some of the work from Chris Jordan. Longtime readers of the blog know I really like Chris Jordan's series "Running the Numbers" which uses high-resolution images to visually show the viewer statistical information about how we live.
This is from Food & Wine magazine (Sep 2005), and I’ve kept the hardcopy of this issue for the last four years because of this illustration. I came across this magazine again today, so I thought I would share. Apparently I eat sushi completely incorrectly, so I refer back occasionally to remind myself how to eat properly. (I love mixing the wasabi into my soy sauce!)
Mmmm, fatty tuna is one of the best!
Awesome sphere that you step into and become completely immersed in visual data! I can't wait for one of these to be available for the public to experience. Great TEDTalks video.
JoAnn Kuchera-Morin demos the AlloSphere, a new way to see, hear and interpret scientific data. Dive into the brain, feel electron spin, hear the music of the elements ... and detect previously unseen patterns that could lead to new discoveries.
From Chris Watson (visualthinkmap.ning.com), comes Volume 2 of the online magazine "Visualisation" featuring many different infographics from around the world. They all use circles as the focus of their images, and Chris has done a fantastic job putting these together. Included are some interviews with the infographic authors and high-res version of the images.
Great work Chris!
Short TED Talk by Jacek Utko that explores how design can not only improve newspapers, but also your product or brand.
Jacek Utko is an extraordinary Polish newspaper designer whose redesigns for papers in Eastern Europe not only win awards, but increase circulation by up to 100%. Can good design save the newspaper? It just might.
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.
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.