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