Saturday, 27 December 2008

Inner Body Isometrics

Revista Saude!

Love the Isometric Perspective's depticting the inner workings of the body in these editorial spreads. visit erika's other spreads, think this one won an editorial award 2007 but there is the heart.

also check out previous post Visual Body

hope you all had a good christmas.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Sound Sewing

Design duo Patrick Li and Ian Gallais make up Sounds Butter which has created Visible Sound.

They describe it best:

The intention for this project was to make sound visible. As there is
already a variety of ways in which sounds can be seen (equalizers, sub-titles,
etc.), my aim was to produce a device where that representation of sound would

be a physical one. I therefore used the sewing machine as the basis for the

project as I feel it is synonymous with industry, and making physical

products. Due to limitations in my computer programming skills this model of a

stereo/sewing machine is a prototype of how I imagined the actual product

would look.

More related posts from machine thinking:

Love this project. giving sound a tactile, physical quality. fantastic.

found here:

3d Calligram

brilliant. livre is book in french i think. very delicate/intricate stories being visualisaed in 3d calligram thorugh their own narrative in textual form.

very nice text visualisation. ok not necessarily functionable that you can read it, but its form is very good. also check out Mississippi Type Visual.


see more images here:

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from here:

merci beaucoup Christophe Tricot

Global Internet Map

global internet map -

They've made another. love the circles. and connecting lines.

TeleGeography‘s new Global Internet Map draws upon our annual Global Internet Geography research to provide a unique view of the international Internet networks that link the globe.

The map‘s global projection traces the intercontinental links between the countries of Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and Africa. Regional close-ups provide insight into key routes within each region. Nine accompanying figures and tables present valuable data on Internet bandwidth by country, regional and global Internet capacity growth, backbone providers, traffic by application, wholesale pricing, and broadband user growth.

The Big Picture

The global projection depicts intercontinental Internet links between the countries of Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and Africa. higher res (larger) here:


Their links lines are similiar to those in key magazine cover by John Maeda & world flow.

Find out more:

Their previous internet visuals:

Internet Undersea Map

Other internet visualisations:

Foo Bar - Eboy

Web Trend Map 2008 Beta - Information Architects

Domain Name Map - Hugh Dubberly

Opte Project

Also check out:

Circular Visuals

Monday, 1 December 2008

Street Map

bay area - peter ito
bay area - peter ito

I think this was based on GPS but had beautiful colours and layering done recording geographical data over a year. There are others at the flickr link that cover the world and different areas. I particularly like this one.

OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people like you.

OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth.

OpenStreetMap's hosting is kindly supported by the UCL VR Centre and bytemark.

found here: