HowMuch.net has come up with a very cool data visualization that’s a little bit unorthodox. The way it works is that it visualizes the entire world’s economic output as a circle. That circle is then subdivided into a bunch of blobs representing the economy of each major country. And then each country-blob is sliced into three chunks — one for manufacturing, one for services, and one for agriculture.
The economy in China is shrinking, and it’s happening faster than anyone expected, not even the country’s government.
350 million plus users suffer from “Facebook addiction syndrome”
The social media landscape has been evolving at a rapid pace over the last few years. It has also become more fun with the addition of Instagram and Pinterest. (Infographic)
This was the year of big data. Data graphics continue to thrive and designers are putting more thought into what the data are about, and that’s a very good thing.
The world’s most detailed 3D model of HIV.
We’re always suckers for a good art/science mashup, so perhaps it’s no surprise that we’re feeling pretty good about today’s release of the 2010 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge winners. This year’s winning entries included the most detailed 3-D model of the HIV virus ever made (above), a sweeping infographic primer on the many ways fungi impact our lives, and a non-interactive media project that tracked 3,000 pieces of garbage from their origins in Seattle to destinations across the U.S. (Pics)
Just Landed – 36 Hours
Artist Jer Thorp has harnessed the internet’s oversharing tendencies for good, compiling 36 hours worth of “just landed in…” tweets into one beautiful 3D visualization.
People using the “Conversation Clock”
Karrie Karahalios can show a child with Asperger’s Syndrome when he’s lost in a conversational riff or a taciturn spouse when he doesn’t speak very much.
The 2008 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge has just concluded with some pretty astonishing imagery in the winning slots. This picture, dubbed “Glass Forest,” is a scanning electron micrograph of diatoms (weird unicellular algae) clinging to a marine worm, and won the photography category: to my eyes it looks half like a palm tree and half like a Star Trek effect. The illustration category winner is even more amazing.
After cosmic energy releasing stones, we now have an animated cosmic energy card that apparently betters your physical and emotional self by applying visualization techniques.