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Gmail supports animated emoji in e-mail subjects
Currently only used in spam, naturally. (via Hilary Mason)
spam  gmail  animation  gif  base64  emojis  goomojis 
september 2015 by jm
the "Unknown Pleasures" cover, emulated in Mathematica
In July 1967, astronomers at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, observed an unidentified radio signal from interstellar space, which flashed periodically every 1.33730 seconds. This object flashed with such regularity that it was accurate enough to be used as a clock and only be off by one part in a hundred million.

It was eventually determined that this was the first discovery of a pulsar, CP-1919.  This is an object that has about the same mass as the Sun, but is the size of the San Francisco Bay at its widest (~20 kilometers) that is rotating so fast that its emitting a beam of light towards Earth like a strobing light house! Pulsars are neutron stars that are formed from the remnants of a massive star when it experiences stellar death.

A hand drawn graph plotted in the style of a waterfall plot, in the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy, later became renown for its use on the cover of the album "Unknown Pleasures"  by 1970s English band Joy Division.


The entire blog at http://intothecontinuum.tumblr.com/ is pretty great. Lots of nice mathematical animated GIFs, accompanied by Mathematica source and related ponderings.
maths  gifs  animation  art  unknown-pleasures  mathematica  cp-1919  pulsars  astronomy  joy-division  waterfall-plots  cambridge  blogs 
december 2014 by jm
BLDGBLOG: Procedural Brutalism
a few GIFs of procedurally generated architecture by a game developer named Cedric, built using Unity. Cedric describes himself as an "indie game dev focused on social AI, emergent narrative and procedural worlds." Imagine whole game worlds powered by real-time computation at the building level, constantly and parametrically fizzing with architectural forms, barely predictable new Woolworth Buildings and Barbicans sprouting on-demand from the ground whenever needed.
brutalism  architecture  games  graphics  design  procedural  generation  gifs  animation 
september 2014 by jm
Beautiful algorithm visualisations from Mike Bostock
This is a few days old, but unmissable. I swear, the 'Wilson's algorithm transformed into a tidy tree layout' viz brought tears to my eyes ;)
dataviz  algorithms  visualization  visualisation  mazes  trees  sorting  animation  mike-bostock 
june 2014 by jm
Tron: Legacy Encom Boardroom Visualization
this is great. lovely, silly, HTML5 dataviz, with lots of spinning globes and wobbling sines on a black background
demo  github  wikipedia  dataviz  visualisation  mapping  globes  rob-scanlan  graphics  html5  animation  tron-legacy  tron  movies 
may 2014 by jm
Film4 Presents A Season Of Studio Ghibli Classics
hooray! Plenty of dubs, too, which is handy when you have little kids like mine ;)
studio-ghibli  film4  movies  anime  animation  to-watch  tv 
march 2013 by jm
Excellent animated treemap dataviz
"How the Giants of Finance Shrank, Then Grew, Under The Financial Crisis". but the data is less interesting than the excellent dataviz technique used to display it
data  dataviz  visualization  economy  animation  nyt  infographic  infographics  treemap  design  flash  banking  nytimes  bailout  from delicious
september 2009 by jm
8-bit trip
flipping amazing stop-motion LEGO animation paying homage to classic C=64 and NES gaming, featuring International Karate, Pong, Tetris, Super Mario Bros, and Pac-Man from swedish duo Rymdreglage (via Conor)
wow  8-bit  animation  stop-motion  video  youtube  rymdreglage  c=64  nes  international-karate  pac-man  pong  tetris  mario-rosenstock 
august 2009 by jm
glTail.rb - realtime logfile visualization
'View real-time data and statistics from any logfile on any server with SSH, in an intuitive and entertaining way', supporting postfix/spamd/clamd logs among loads of others. very cool if a little silly
dataviz  visualization  tail  gltail  opengl  linux  apache  spamd  spamassassin  logs  statistics  sysadmin  analytics  animation  analysis  server  ruby  monitoring  logging  logfiles 
july 2009 by jm

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