Sunday, August 17, 2008

Visualisation Update '08

Here are some visualisation examples that have caught my eye

1. "Stefanie Posavec 'On the Map'"
"[H]er maps capture regularities and patterns within a literary space.
 The pieces featured in On the Map focused on Kerouac's On the Road.
 The maps visually represent the rhythm and structure of Kerouac's
 literary space, creating works that are not only gorgeous from the
 point of view of graphic design, but also exhibit scientific rigor
 and precision in their formulation."

2. "Wordle"
"[A] toy for generating 'word clouds' from text that you provide. The
 clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently
 in the source text."

3. "Internet Memes"
"An interactive view of the all the memes that swept across the internet
 and burrowed in our zeitgeist. Built from Wikipedia and Memelabs, open
 for you to add and maintain."

From Wikipedia:
"The word 'meme' is a neologism coined ... to describe how one might
 extend Darwinian principles to explain the spread of ideas and cultural

4. "genealogy of influence"
"[A]n interactive visualization of the Influence domain on Freebase,
 showing who has influenced whom."

5. "ramazon - amazon related"
"Interactive visualization of the universe of related items on amazon."

6. "Gracenote: Music Maps"
"Find out who is listening to what and where."

For more examples highlighted in past B-List posts, check out:
* "Visualisation Sites" (June 2007)
* "Visualise This! + Amazon Concordance and Text Stats" (August 2007)