Data Art

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Composite image of a spider building its web

Christian Fröschlin combined 2,800 frames of a spider building its web for this composite image. Brrrbrbr. Tags: composite, image, spider

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Convert an image to LEGO brick shopping list in R

Every day you wish you could convert a picture of your family or a group of friends into a LEGO palette. Well wish no more. Ryan Timpe wrote a package that lets you input an image in R and get back a LEGO-ized version of it, along with an optimized, money-saving brick list. Dreams come true. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Tags: image, LEGO, R

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Imagining gigantic places with satellite imagery

Artist Marcus Lyon imagines worlds where there are so many people that the only thing left to do is to make gigantic places to fit everyone. The patterns repeat themselves over and over, and it’s no longer about the individual exploring an entire place. [via kottke] Tags: photoshop, satellite imagery

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Comparison of terms and conditions lengths

Most of us don’t read the terms and conditions before we click on “I agree” for the web services we use. They’re too long, and we need likes right away. For a student project, Dima Yarovinsky printed the terms and conditions on paper for major social apps — WhatsApp, Google, Tinder, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram, respectively — which highlights what we’re getting into. [via @hailmika] Tags: paper, physical, social,...

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Shapes we make, seen from the sky

Look from the above at the shapes and geometry we use for cities, blocks, roads, fields, and the like, and you start to get the repeating patterns. Páraic McGloughlin and Pearse McGloughlin highlight these patterns and their connectedness in Arena by stringing together Google Earth images. Tags: geometry, Google, satellite

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Bruises

Musician Kaki King’s daughter suffers from a condition (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura) where her body attacks her own platelets, which leads to spontaneous bruising and burst blood vessels. In coping with the stress as a parent who can only do so much for her suffering child, King collaborated with information designer Giorgia Lupi. The result: a mix of personal data collection, reflection, music, and data art entitled Bruises — The Data...

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Obliteration Room invited people to put dotted stickers everywhere

The Obliteration Room (2012) by artist Yayoi Kusama started as a blank white room and ended as a room completely covered by dotted stickers. It’s like the early stages of a Reddit April Fool’s joke. Tags: dots

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Time-lapse shows night sky at varying levels of light pollution

One of my favorite childhood memories is the time I went camping and saw the Big Dipper for the first time. There weren’t any lights in the mountains to diffuse the view of the sky. Sriram Murali uses time-lapse to demonstrate. Queue the ethereal music: [via kottke] Tags: light, pollution, time-lapse

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Ed Sheeran’s creative process explained with music visualization

The New York Times is back at it in explaining the creative process. A couple of years ago the making of a Justing Bieber song. This time they talked to Ed Sheeran and his collaborators about the making of their hit song Shape of You. The musicians talk and the visualization serves as a backdrop. Tags: Ed Sheeran, music, New York Times

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Tracking ballet dancer movements

Research group Euphrates experimented with lines and a ballet dancer’s movements in Ballet Rotoscope: By the way, rotoscoping is an old technique used by animators to capture movement. Pictures or video are taken and lines are traced for use in different contexts. [via @Rainmaker1973] Tags: ballet, rotoscope

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