I came across this interesting idea for taking data visualization into the physical world. Sculptor Luke Jerram has taken wall street performance data graphs, rotated them around their x axis, and using wood molds casts them in glass.
It’s an interesting design concept, and a way of thinking about sort of the next step of data visualization. I could easily see this approach to interpreting data become a element in architectural design.
Using a mere 120,000 numbers, Swedish professor Hans Rosling tells the story of the world in 200 countries, over 200 years, in just four minutes.
This article talks about the growing use arduino chips in creative ways in everyday life. In case of the bakery in the article, it automatically sends off tweets everytime there is a fresh batch coming out of the oven. I found the idea of swiping a credit card and getting different music even better. Arduino registers the numbers unique to each card and plays off a sound for each number. When played together, it creates great music.
The festival is organized by Public Media Institute, a group of artists, technologists, and community members. As described on the site their “mission is to promote art, technology and social activism in order to transform people – socially and intellectually – through the production of festivals, events, exhibitions, community projects, artifacts and other media.” This year’s festival is called “Infoporn” and is focused on information design and data visualization.