cool information design from ben fry
December 25, 2003 9:38 AM   Subscribe

cool information design from ben fry at MIT (via anyone else have any links to share of particularly good information designers/design? merry x-mas all.
posted by specialk420 (10 comments total)
here, here and here.

Don't get me wrong, the guy is great; I use Processing every day for my thesis... but that's a lot of Fry.
posted by krunk at 9:58 AM on December 25, 2003

ah yes... i checked fry but not processing ... heres a link to some nice clean german webdesign
posted by specialk420 at 10:50 AM on December 25, 2003

this anemone thing (applet) is wild--thanks special--it's really interesting stuff.
posted by amberglow at 1:24 PM on December 25, 2003

Ben's great. I had the honour of taking a class with his professor, John Maeda. My old Java applet design sketches are still online. John Maeda has taught a lot of really great designers. Golan Levin (of Flong fame, such as The Secret Lives of Numbers), David Small, Peter Cho, and others. All available on the ACG group page.

If you want to play with this stuff yourself, try Design by Numbers or Proce55ing.
posted by Nelson at 1:46 PM on December 25, 2003

the zipcode thing is incredible. i love the stuff that he does.
posted by suprfli at 3:25 PM on December 25, 2003

...few techniques exist for visualization of data whose structure and content are continually changing.

My gut reaction to this was "I took Calculus in 12th grade, pal..."
posted by gimonca at 8:30 PM on December 25, 2003

Our own Adam Greenfield knows his stuff, I reckon.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:52 AM on December 26, 2003

So now "cool information design" means hard-to-read pink and light gray text on a white background? I quit right there.
posted by anewc2 at 4:56 AM on December 26, 2003

I quit right there.

oh christ. how many of your relatives are standing in the returns line today?
posted by specialk420 at 8:06 AM on December 26, 2003

All of 'em. It's a game we play.

posted by anewc2 at 2:10 PM on December 26, 2003

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