This blog is now rarely updated, but remains as an archive of bits and pieces I've collected from around the internet. To see what's caught my eye more recently, find me on twitter.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

#154; small world

Wired has a selection of videos from the Nikon Small World In Motion competition. Go check out all of the videos. Here's the winner - Ink injection into blood vessels:


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Sticking on the micro-theme, look at these amazing photographs of insects peeled off a car's windshield. By Voker Steger

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Have a look at Minjeong An's art. A lovely mix of dataviz, mathematical and scientific abstractions and artistic flair.

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I mentioned it a while ago, but I only just got around to going to the London Transport Museum's Painting By Numbers gallery. A small but brilliant selection of classic data visualisation posters from around the 1930s. The visualisingdata flickr stream has some images. It's well worth a visit (despite the £13 entrance fee). The best part is that after taking in the classic data posters, you move through to the "Sense and the City" exhibition, that looks towards how transport will change in the future, and how we can harness movement data to improve services. This section of the museum has some stunning modern data animations, and the movement from the 1930s design to modern work is splendid.

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Finally, if you only read one online article today, make it this one about the impact of spending too much time absorbing internet crap on our happiness. It uses as its springboard a study that showed that excessive time online leads to reduced happiness and"social well-being" in 8-12 year old girls. While studies like that always need to be read with a significant degree of caution, this article regardless raises points about online (and, really, any consumption) that are well worth thinking about.




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