Archive for Data Visualization

Ambient Mouse Art App (not the rodent)

Posted in accidental art, art and design, neato with tags , , , , , on February 9, 2010 by absurddelight

That’s a map of mouse activity. Using a new data mining app (for Mac or PC) you can see all the movements you’ve made with your mouse.

via Flowing Data (they have links to the the artistically inclined programmer and to get the apps) (also a nice mouse tracking image over photoshop).

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If Only – 7 Deadly Sins Map of America

Posted in art and design, neato, science with tags , , , , , , on June 5, 2009 by absurddelight

A clever researcher at Kansas State University clearly needed something catchy to map for a geographer’s conference. And he picked a doozie, conceptually anyway.

The geographer(s) mapped all the rest of the seven deadly sins too. Gluttony is pretty much an evenly distributed nationwide character trait. California is a chart topper in a few categories. Various other cliches are also “confirmed.” But really, isn’t a mapped “sin index” (that’s what these academics named their data), just foolish fun with meaningless numbers? Yes. Yes it is.

This is a precision party trick — rigorous mapping of ridiculous data. – Las Vegas Sun.

ChartPorn was kind enough to synthesize the methodology. Continue reading

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