What does randomness look like? Random Walk
asks this question and presents experiments in mathematics and physics, showing the mysterious interaction of chaos and order in randomness. via Information Aethetics, obviously.
posted by signal
on May 30, 2009 -
How do different wines taste?
An interesting visualization tries to answer the question of what is different about a Shiraz vs. a Pinot vs. a Cab, built from scanning keywords on 5,000 tasting notes over a five year period.
posted by mathowie
on Oct 31, 2008 -
Viewzi is a kind of metasearch tool
built around 'views'. It's kind of the antiGoogle in that it's not so much for quick answers as for idle looking around, and it's all about the UI, but it's interesting and pretty and kind of fun. Beta, naturally, and fully buzzword compliant. Flash haters will probably hate it. Usability people may have an aneurism. That's OK.
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posted by stavrosthewonderchicken
on Jul 2, 2008 -
I want you to want me
is the latest project from Jon Harris
and Sep Kamvar
. It's an interactive touch-screen installation at MoMA
, part of the current exhibit called Design and the Elastic Mind
. The installation culls dating profiles from the Internet and visualizes trends and statistics. Each person is represented as a floating balloon. If you're in NYC, check the exhibit out before it closes on May 12. Otherwise, here's a
posted by spigoat
on Apr 22, 2008 -
is a "metasearch engine" that generates a sprawling cornucopia of sound, text and images based on your query.
posted by dhammond
on Feb 13, 2008 -
It's not a bug, it's a feature: Carolin Horn has designed Anymails
, which represents your email messages and folders as micro-organisms. The morphology of the individual organisms and their behaviour within colonies imparts information about the state of your email. You can view QT movies of the application in action (1
), download her thesis
, and download the Anymails code
itself. See some of her other work here
(predominantly in German). via Madame Martin, the "French Metafilter"
posted by Rumple
on Aug 31, 2007 -