Monthly Archives: January 2012

Aaron Koblin: Artfully visualizing our humanity

Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data — and at times vast num­bers of peo­ple — and weaves them into stun­ning visu­al­iza­tions. From ele­gant lines trac­ing air­line flights to land­scapes of cell phone data, from a John­ny Cash video assem­bled from crowd-sourced draw­ings to the “Wilder­ness Down­town” video that cus­tomizes for the user, his works bril­liant­ly explore how mod­ern tech­nol­o­gy can make us more human.

ted.com

Garrett Lisi on his theory of everything

Physi­cist and surfer Gar­rett Lisi presents a con­tro­ver­sial new mod­el of the uni­verse that — just maybe — answers all the big ques­tions. If noth­ing else, it’s the most beau­ti­ful 8-dimen­sion­al mod­el of ele­men­tary par­ti­cles and forces you’ve ever seen.

via ted.com

Whiz Kids

“The adven­tures of a group of young kids, who are ama­teur com­put­er experts and detec­tives”.

via wikipedia.org and imdb.com

Mogees — play the world

Mogees is a sys­tem that allows one to trans­form any object into a musi­cal instru­ment just by plac­ing a con­tact micro­phone on it. Mogees lets artists to take advan­tage of every­day objects using them as musi­cal instru­ments, break­ing the bound­aries between the dig­i­tal and the real world.

via brunozamborlin.com and wired.com