Entries in games (25)
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 | Saturday, November 29, 2008 at 7:47AM
The original Star Wars has certainly gone on to produce more than just sequels. It has created the people and the technologies that are now considered the best in the industry. Michelle Devereaux created this family tree for Wired magazine back in 2005 and I love how the line colors indicate people, technologies and company connections, but the tree is organized into movies, sound, effects and technologies.
I actually believe the tree is incomplete. I think Star Wars had far greater reach and influence that what Michelle mapped out here.
It all started with a band of rebels who wanted to help a farmboy follow his dream. Three decades later, the Star Wars empire has grown into one of the most fertile incubators of talent in the worlds of movies (Lucasfilm), visual effects (Industrial Light & Magic), sound (Skywalker Sound), and videogames (LucasArts). Along the way, some of the original Lucas crew has gone on to become his biggest competitors. This chart maps the people, companies and technologies touched by the Force. - Michelle DevereauxThanks Alwyn!
Randy | Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 6:30AM
Grace Lee is a Junior at Parsons, the New School for Design in New York City. She went back and visually laid out all of the medals won be every country in every Olympics since Athens in 1896. Across the bottom it also shows how many nations participated each year and how many athletes were involved. This was a project in her Information Design class, and she did a fabulous job!
The games have always brought of this world together in peace, leaving behind any racial or cultural boundaries. The Olympic games create a time when the world can be smaller and united as a human race, rather than separate nations. With the summer games in Beijing, China, and the upcoming games in Vancouver, Canada, the Olympic games will continue to be a time of friendly competition.
Thanks Grace. I love how this project turned out.
By popular request I have uploaded the full PDF version here.
Randy | Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 6:30PM
Randy | Saturday, August 23, 2008 at 6:25AM
To complete the week of Olympic Infographics from the NYTimes.com, they have created a page to summarize all of the infographics they created. They've been adding to it every day, so it won't actually be complete until the Olympics are over.
Randy | Friday, August 22, 2008 at 6:15AM
NYTimes.com is also tracking the Air Quality Index by day during the Olympics using a heatmap style graphic. There's definitely more pollution and particles in the air than most of the participants are used to. So far, there have been a couple of days in the 90's, but didn't cross over 100 into the "unhealthy" range.
Randy | Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 6:10AM
Let's not forget the Maps! NYTimes.com has a number of interactive maps of the Beijing area showing the event locations, new architecture built for the Olympics, the demolition and expansion of the old city over the last 10 years, the new subway routes and some of the routes for the marathon and cycling events.
Randy | Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 6:00AM
The Olympics Tracker is an interactive schedule of the events. It now only shows which events are scheduled each day and hour, but you can drag them to rearrange your favorites to the top. Clicking on past events shows the results, and clicking on future events shows the upcoming event details. Medal awarding events marked with a small medal icon. You can even download a desktop version for Mac or Windows.
Randy | Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 6:54AM
The History of World Records from NYTimes.com shows how the world record in a number of Summer Olympic events has progressively been beaten over the last 100 years. In this chart, the Men's 100m Freestyle record was beaten three times this year improving the world record by 0.45 seconds. Similar events are all charted together, so you can see other freestyle events on the same chart.