Tactile 3D : Your Desktop in 3D

March 26th, 2006 | Filed under: Computing, Mapping, Products, Virtual Reality | 9 Comments »

Tactile 3D is a user interface made to browse and organize all your existing files in 3D using shapes and sounds to identify folders and files on your hard drive. [free trial]

Google Finance

March 24th, 2006 | Filed under: Internet, Mapping | 2 Comments »

Get hooked | Google Finance beta

Themail : Visualizing Email Conversations

March 11th, 2006 | Filed under: Internet, Mapping, Programming, Social | 2 Comments »

Themail parses your email conversation history into a revealing analysis of what you talk about to whom and how often. [pdf]

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Document Icons : The morphology of a document

March 4th, 2006 | Filed under: Design, Internet, Mapping, Programming | 1 Comment »

Document Icons by Amber Frid-Jimenez generates iconic shapes based on a document and its histogram of words to create a intuitive visual search engine for documents. The relationships between 100 documents can be viewed in an instant.

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Alluvial Fan

February 19th, 2006 | Filed under: Mapping, Photography, Science | No Comments »

From the USGS Landsat Project: An alluvial fan of the Taklimakan Desert in XinJiang Province, China. [high-res]

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The Dumpster

February 14th, 2006 | Filed under: Humor, Mapping, Programming | No Comments »

The Dumpster, another brilliant visualization by Golan Levin showing romantic breakups announced in the blogosphere from 2005. (co-commissioned by Whitney Artport & Tate Online)

In Search of Maxwell's Demon

February 14th, 2006 | Filed under: Architecture, Design, Mapping, Programming | No Comments »

Check out this interview with Jon Kher Kaw by POST. [In Search of Maxwell's Demon: Scapes (applet)] Thanks, KT.


February 12th, 2006 | Filed under: Design, Mapping, Programming | No Comments »

a t m o s p h e r e presents a large cloud of information on a wide presentation screen that can be manipulated by three handheld devices mounted on plinths within the gallery space. The visitor takes one of the devices and physically moves it within a designated area, thereby manipulating the information presented both on the screen and the larger projection.

Morphing Mississippi

January 18th, 2006 | Filed under: Mapping, Past | 1 Comment »

Each plate from Harold N. Fisk’s 1944 geological survey of the Mississippi is stunning on its own. Strung together, it becomes a beautiful creature twitching along the terrain.

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Live Local Bird's Eye View

January 15th, 2006 | Filed under: Internet, Mapping, Photography, Technology | 1 Comment »

When Windows Live Local says bird’s eye, they really mean bird’s eye. Check out the incredible high-resolution bird’s eye views on Live Local for yourself.