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