Tracking Transience

September 15th, 2007 | Filed under: Mapping, Scary, Social | 2 Comments »


Where is Hasan Elahi right now? After an interogation stint with the FBI, mistaken as an enemy combatant, artist and self declared troublemaker, Hassan, now reveals every detail about his life an FBI agent would want to know. So. . . no need to every summon Hassan ever again. Simply go to and locate him (via self imposed gps tracker), see what he’s eaten, where he’s been, what urinals he’s used, etc.

via conflux

Hans Rosling

June 26th, 2007 | Filed under: Future, Mapping, Sustainability | 1 Comment »

Hans Rosling will teach you a thing or two. Just watch and learn.
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The Tangle under Turbulence

April 17th, 2007 | Filed under: Mapping, Mathematics | 1 Comment »


Now, in a paper to be published in an upcoming issue of Physical Review Letters, MIT researchers report that they have visualized for the first time a convoluted tangle underlying turbulence. This work may ultimately help engineers design better planes, cars, submarines and engines.

via MIT News Office

Personal Space Voronoi

February 27th, 2007 | Filed under: Interactive, Mapping | No Comments »


Boundary Functions draws a distinct boundary between it’s participants, defining one’s personal zone in real time.

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Enron Explorer

October 31st, 2006 | Filed under: Internet, Mapping | 1 Comment »


With Enron Explorer, you can browse all 200,000 of Enron’s internal emails with Trampoline‘s SONAR technology.

Periodic Spiral

October 10th, 2006 | Filed under: Biology, Mapping | No Comments »


The Periodic Spiral | envisions a remedy to the flaws in conventional periodic tables by illustrating hydrogen’s ambiguous relationship to the noble gases and halogens while recognizing its relationship to the alkali metals; it also fully integrates the lanthanons and actinons into the design.

via information aesthetics

For love or money

August 21st, 2006 | Filed under: Mapping | No Comments »


salary vs performance by ben fry

Wal-Mart Growth

May 8th, 2006 | Filed under: Mapping, Urbanism, Video | 6 Comments »


Thomas Holmes has assembled an animation of Wal-Mart Store Openings spreading across the US from 1962 to 2004.

via theboxtank

Earth Observatory

April 25th, 2006 | Filed under: Mapping, Science, Video | No Comments »


Nasa's Earth Observatory website hosts various global data visualizations that can be customized into downloadable animations.

via  NOTCOT.:

Invisible Dynamics : Cabspotting

April 10th, 2006 | Filed under: Mapping, Urbanism, Video | 2 Comments »

cabspotting.jpg Stamen Design's Invisible Dynamics takes GPS tracking information from San Francisco Yellow Cabs to generate video of a city flowing, pulsing, living, growing. [video1] [video2] via Boing Boing