Archive for the 'Visualisations' Category

Flickr flow visualises the seasons

March 14th, 2010 by Ian

An algorithm was used to calculate the colors in pictures uploaded to Flickr. The resulting diagram highlights the prevalent colors across the seasons. Pretty.

Flickr Flow

Flickr Flow (via Kottke)

Eisenhower Interstate network meets the London Underground

November 24th, 2009 by Ian
Eisenhower Interstate System in the style of H.C. Becks London Underground Diagram

The Eisenhower interstate roads were built so that, in the event of invasion, America’s armies could quickly move to the part of the union that was under attack. This diagram in the style of the famous H.C. Beck London Underground diagram (shout out to BoingBoing) helps you see what cities these roads pulled together.

via Kottke

Magnetic Fields visualisation

January 7th, 2009 by Ian

When I was at a school we ‘learnt’ about magnetic fields in what felt like hundreds of physics lessons. We’d be given a load of iron filings and some magnets and make a great big grey mess of the science labs. People would try and wash the filings off with tap water, which didn’t work and so every desk was wet and metally. I’m not sure what it taught me, a visualisation like this excellent video may have helped a little more (or even explained why my massive speakers do funny things to my monitor):

Magnetic Movie from Semiconductor on Vimeo.