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Artfully visualizing our humanity

July 18th, 2011 // 1 Comment // Posted by Andrea

Presented by TED
An inspiring and exploring talk about human traffic and creativity in the Internet.
“Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data — and at times vast numbers of people — and weaves them into stunning visualizations. From elegant lines tracing airline flights to landscapes of cell phone data, from a Johnny Cash video assembled from crowd-sourced drawings to the “Wilderness Downtown” video that customizes for the user, his works brilliantly explore how modern technology can make us more human.”

More about the talker click here or go to his personal website

Interpol – Rest My Chemistry Video from Aaron Koblin on Vimeo.

“Participants are invited to create a drawing that is woven into a collective tribute to Johnny Cash, set to his song “Ain’t No Grave.” The project was inspired by the song’s central lyric, “ain’t no grave gonna hold my body down,” and represents Cash’s continued existence, even after his death, through his music and his fans. The work continues to grow and evolve as more people participate. A collaboration with director Chris Milk.”

Flight patterns by Aaron Koblin

May 28th, 2009 // No Comments // Posted by Lukas

Artist Aaron Koblin used FAA flight tracking data to create this visualization of U.S air traffic over twenty four hours.
This work was originally developed as a series of experiments for the project “Celestial Mechanics” by colleagues Scott Hessels and Gabriel Dunne at UCLA. FAA data was parsed and plotted using the Processing programming environment.

Check out his Website for a o Google Maps version of the visualization and more interesting Artwork.

The Air Traffic by Model


“Air Traffic Control” from Baltic Telegraph Company on Vimeo.

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