Friday, May 27, 2011

Data is the interface

Increasing user and experience designer focus on data visualization as a means to explore and represent large amounts of data has given us increasingly sophisticated understanding of this emerging interface.

Both compelling and beautiful, awkward and interesting, the consumption of large tomes of data is increasingly made both accessible and actionable - and artists and scientists come together to continually evolve how we might increase the use and value of this medium.

Amplify’d from

"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."

Beautiful, incredibly creative use of user contributed hands for data-driven art.


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