A trip through datagraphics in Kim Asendorf's head.
September 4, 2010 9:22 AM   Subscribe

Pixel Sorting Mountain Trip

Other interesting endeavors from Kim Asendorf:

Sumedicina (Flickr set) - A short piece of science fiction told through infographics. (See also, laser cut implementation)
Spam Visualization - "Spam, unsolicited bulk messages, indiscriminately sent."
A browser version of Street Fighter 2 ?
Install the FUCK YOU cookie for free! (Real world implementation)
Yahoo search loop

more
posted by carsonb (13 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cool stuff.
There was a web site about 10 years ago that was always doing some kind of code weirdness. Their URL was 021x.org or something. Does that ring a bell?
posted by PHINC at 10:44 AM on September 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Right. So...any explanation as to what this is? Corrupt data files? Done on purpose?
posted by maryr at 10:48 AM on September 4, 2010


There was a web site about 10 years ago that was always doing some kind of code weirdness.

e13?
posted by carsonb at 10:51 AM on September 4, 2010 [1 favorite]


Is this anything like the databending of a few weeks ago?
posted by Nomyte at 12:35 PM on September 4, 2010


This post would benefit greatly by some explanation of what the hell any of this is. Pixel sorting is easy enough to find info about, but what the hell is the Street Fighter 2 supposed to be?
posted by bjrubble at 12:58 PM on September 4, 2010


Wow, it looks like the FUCK YOU cookie is a cookie that says "FUCK YOU." So, what, a site can write profanity into some hidden place on my machine where nobody will ever see it? Is that the point?
posted by bjrubble at 1:04 PM on September 4, 2010


Very cool. This look is one of my favorite things right now.
posted by codacorolla at 1:10 PM on September 4, 2010


Maybe it was e13. That lime green background looks familiar anyway.
posted by PHINC at 2:02 PM on September 4, 2010


here is an animated gif of one of the images being 'sorted'. It looks like they are being sorted on a per-scanline basis.

but what the hell is the Street Fighter 2 supposed to be?

Seriously?
posted by delmoi at 3:05 PM on September 4, 2010


He has a point, but fucked if I know what it is.
posted by chairface at 3:14 PM on September 4, 2010


here is an animated gif of one of the images being 'sorted'. It looks like they are being sorted on a per-scanline basis.


But that's not all that's happening. Look at the gif. Focus on any of the darkest areas in the image and you will note that it remains stationary. Since the image is grayscale, we can only assume it's being sorted by luminance, and you can see that after sorting, brighter pixels are on the right- but if that were all that was going on, you'd expect the really dark areas to move to the left, and they don't.

So I think the sorting is being performed only on certain pixels, with other pixels being kept stationary. It may even be that the darkest pixels may serve to partition each scanline into separate bins, each of which is then sorted by luminance.
posted by Jpfed at 5:20 PM on September 4, 2010


Or it may just be that the sort algorithm isn't run until completion.
posted by delmoi at 12:52 AM on September 5, 2010


This stuff is highly unsuitable for viewing on a mobile device while at a music festival. I think that's a pretty valid critique.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 5:47 PM on September 5, 2010


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