Through TED we recently found a great presentation of Hans Rosling of Gapminder about changes in the world over last 200 years. This great moving visual graphic explains how countries have been evolving considering population growth, income and life expectancy. At the Gapminder website you can select a lot of other indicators in the fields of economy, environment and geography. The whole explains how the world has become flat in some ways, but became more diverse and unequal in others. Most curious, as stressed by Rosling, is the impact that income has to health in the developing process of a country.
Yeah, we’re living in times of increasing interaction between digital and physical worlds. This public space project by Danish designer Sebastian Campion (also known as the owner of Guerrilla Innovation) is a good example of an idea that tends to stimulate thinking about the urban realm and the Internet as two linked entities. Campion created…Read more →
This is the data that SimpleGeo collected from the eight geolocated data providers (FourSquare, Gowalla, Twitter, Flickr, Bump, Brightkite, BlockChalk, and Fwix) during the South by SouthWest Interactive Festival in Austin. As you can see this festival is filled with geeks continuously leaking all kinds of drops of locative information. Anyhow, it shows quite well…Read more →
I came across this great animation made by Jer Thorp. It shows international flight movements not by tracking planes, but by collecting recognizable tweets by passengers. Most people feel the need to let their friends and family know that have landed safely. In addition, they would like to show their network that they just came…Read more →
Under the name ‘Save Our Sounds’, the BBC is currently building a huge digital user generated collection of sounds and soundscapes of the world. All gathered media is linked to geographical locations on an interactive map, which you can explore by clicking here. But… why? Well, just like endangered species of animals, there are sounds that are…Read more →