Data Art

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Bird flight patterns captured through long-exposure photography

ARVE Error: src mismatchurl: https://vimeo.com/370007362src in: ?dnt=1src gen: https://player.vimeo.com/video/370007362?dnt=1Actual comparisonurl: https://vimeo.com/370007362src in: src gen: https://player.vimeo.com/video/370007362 For several years, Xavi Bou has been using long-exposure photography to capture stills of bird flight patterns. The project, Ornitographies, produced gloriously abstract images. There’s also a video (above) piece under the same premise. Jessica McKenzie, reporting for Audubon: More recently, Bou has expanded the project to video, including one called Murmurations that shows a...

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Sonification of Covid-19 deaths

This is interesting: What does 425,000 Covid deaths sound like? I was inspired by this article by @LazaroGamio and @LaurenLeatherby for the NY Times, where they visualized how long to reach another 25k deaths. The piece had a rhythm that made me think of music, so I tried turning the data into sound pic.twitter.com/2YhmgqDZGQ — carni_dc (@CarniDC) February 1, 2021 Tags: coronavirus, sonification

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Snowflake generator

Vivian Wu made a snowflake generator. Adjust parameters such as growth, kaleidoscoping, and density, and you dear friend, can make yourself a unique snowflake of your very own. I think I’ll just zone out and let the animation play out for a few minutes every day. Breathe in. Breathe out. Tags: generative art, snowfake, Vivian Wu

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Data Sketches, the book

Data Sketches was a one-year visualization collaboration between Nadieh Bremer and Shirley Wu that started in 2016. Each month they separately visualized a topic, and at the end of each month they’d have two very different pieces that were visually unique and showed different angles of the same thing. They also documented their process and design decisions for every project, which provided another layer of depth to the work. Now...

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A game where you get to be a faceworker and mess with an AI system

Kyle McDonald, in collaboration with Greg Borenstein, Evelyn Masso, and Fei Lui, made Facework. It’s a game that imagines a platform where people use their faces in a gig economy and you’re encouraged to trick the AI that you’re something you’re not — with your face. Tags: AI, face detection, game, Kyle McDonald

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Minimalist creative coding environment

tixy.land is a minimalist coding environment by Martin Kleppe: Control the size and color of a 16×16 dot matrix with a single JavaScript function. The input is limited to 32 characters – but no limits to your creativity! Fun. You can find a tiny bit more info here. Tags: dots, Martin Kleppe, minimalist

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Exploration of 12 timelines along Sunset Boulevard

In 1966, artist Ed Ruscha published Every Building on the Sunset Strip, which was a stiched collection of photos taken while driving along Sunset Boulevard. Ruscha continued to take pictures over the years. Getty and Stamen made the multi-year work available online with a unique explorer that lets you drive the drive along 12 timelines. Select your vehicle, the years, and move along the map. See also Eric Rodenbeck’s process...

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I am a book. I am a portal to the universe.

Stefanie Posavec and Miriam Quick have a new book out called I am a book. I am a portal to the universe. I’m different to any other book around today. I am not a book of infographics. I’m an informative, interactive experience, in which the data can be touched, felt and understood, with every measurement represented on a 1:1 scale. How long is an anteater’s tongue? How tiny is the...

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Elevation data molded in the base of a pint glass

North Drinkware molded Half Dome in the bottom of a hand-blown pint glass using elevation data from the United States Geological Survey. Wow. [via @blprnt] Tags: elevation, glass, Half Dome, North Drinkware

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Disappearing animals as a matrix of dots

Reddit user WhiteCheeks used dot density to show population counts of various animals. Each dot represents an animal. So animals with lower counts show less obviously. This is similar to the use of pixelation to show endangered species, which I think works better since the size of the dots above don’t encode anything. Tags: animals, extinction

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