Awesome simplistic and interactive visualization of a Bach Cello Suites No. 1, Prelude.
Created by Alexander Chen, the same guy who did the mta.me and the Les Paul Doodle for Google.
(DMD graduate 2003 -> small world.)
Music That Makes You Dumb: looking at Facebook music preference data and SAT scores (when that data was still available)
These are a few examples of some maps that Dan, Tom, and I will discuss in class tomorrow:
Neu-York: An Alternate-History Map of if the Nazis Conquered NY (discussed in a post here)
Musical NYC Subway Map: Alexander Chen made a version of the NYC subway map that plays music as the trains intersect routes. (Video on linked page) –> I’m particularly interested in this usage of animation as time and music as interaction in the visual space.
The United States of Autocomplete – This gives a whole new spin on stereotypes via Google autocomplete.
XKCD Map of Online Communities (updated version!)
Maps as a metaphor: Omelette Recipe (how useful is this?)
There are also a ton of interesting maps at Kottke.org under the maps tag.
Thought this was relevant given last week’s Twitter infographic. On the site Visual.ly (which is GREAT for those who don’t know about it), you can sign in with Twitter and the site will generate a character based on the content of your tweets, your connections and number of followers. You can also “faceoff” with another friend or random celebrity. Just a fun thing to play around with!
I was surprised I had never seen this before, but it’s pretty cool and relevant to our new topic of mapping. It is a map of the intangible [popular websites and trends] transposed onto the Japan subway system. At the link, there is a video that talks a bit about how the idea came about and the process by which it is created each year.