Tagged With data visualisation
Inspired by the confirmation of gravitational waves, British composer Arthur Jeffes has taken data from the LIGO experiment and set it to music. Without a doubt, these billion-year-old ripples coursing through the fabric of spacetime never sounded so good.
The Star Wars expanded universe is huge. Really huge. Like, you just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly huge it really is. To grasp the full extent of this hugeness, a team of data scientists used a new computer program to analyse it, revealing some unexpected things about the extended saga.
You've already found out how you might die — but when's it going to happen? This visualisation of data from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention should give you a better idea.
If you have data, you can find a weird and wonderful way to visualise it. Take real-time changes to Wikipedia, something that would normally be presented in a rather dry, analytical form, has been transformed into a live musical performance composed of additions, subtractions and new user registrations.
Timezones can be confusing things. But this map, which looks like it could be a piece of modern art, strips them back to their essence: this is how the world looks if the only thing you can see is the timezone boundaries.
This is the work of a Grand Maester. Joeltronics made this very useful graph that shows which episode of Game of Thrones the TV show corresponds to which chapter and which book in the A Song of Ice and Fire books (aka the Game of Thrones books). That way you know what's been shown when and what's been omitted in the story. Warning, potential spoilers!
This chart showing the height of the tallest skyscrapers built over time, made by The Economist, can get a little hectic with what seems like axises and data points that go beyond x, y and z and on to some unknown letter but it is deeply interesting. It shows what the tallest building built in which year was, how tall it was, which continent it was built on, highlights iconic buildings and lists what world event was going on during specific years.
Here's a shocking number that speaks to the USA's love for meat (and pizza): Americans eat so much pepperoni per year that if you put the slices side-by-side, they could circle the Earth 50 times over. The fact bit comes from Bill Gates look at Vaclav Smil's interesting book Should We Eat Meat? That's, uh, a lot.
Data Looks Dope's Max Einstein made this beautiful chart that shows what the top 100 tasting beers in the world are (according to BeerAdvocate.com). You won't find (my favourite) big brand, watered-down, beer-flavoured swill in the visualisation but you will see the best beers broken down by name, ABV and style of beer.
Music visualisers are — how can I put this — quite '90s. But this one takes an MP3 and renders it into a fly-through of a constantly changing landscape. It's still quite '90s, but it's also weirdly, amazingly compelling.