ap + visualisation   31

The Moons of the Solar System | Visual News
[The design was inspired by old science ads with a touch of modern graphic elements.]
:picture  astronomy  space  visualisation  ! 
december 2012 by ap
Visualising sorting algorithms | Bruce Merry
I have, somewhat by accident, discovered a different way to visualise a sorting algorithm: plot points for memory accesses, with address on the X axis and time (counted by accesses) on the Y axis, and different colours for reads and writes. It produces some rather pretty pictures. Note that these are not to scale relative to each other - the Y axis has been compressed to fit the entire sort into a fixed height.
algorithm  visualisation  ! 
november 2010 by ap
Big Brothers | Michael Paukner @ Flickr
What’s up there? How many countries have stuck satellites up into space, how many of those satellites are working, part-working or just bits of junk? This graphic may help to enlighten you. […] source: UCS Satellite Database + The Satellite Encyclopedia
space  politics  visualisation  :picture  ! 
september 2010 by ap
Solar Neighborhood
Because the present diagram focuses on exoplanetary systems and bright "landmark" stars (those most visible from the greatest distances), it is misleading. We should picture this region with a heavy peppering of dim red stars, along with hundreds more of the yellowish and orange stars that furnish the best candidates for planetary hosts. Such detail, unfortunately, would make a small-format diagram indecipherable.
astronomy  space  visualisation  beauty  ! 
may 2010 by ap
Magnetic Movie
[Computer-animated visualisations of magnetic fields, overlaid into footage of physics lab equipment, synchronised with the crackle of actual static as recorded by electromagnetic detectors, voice-overed by physicists describing the solar magnetic field. Otherworldly. —Ed.]
physics  astronomy  science  visualisation  art  :video  ! 
september 2009 by ap
Visualising Sorting Algorithms
I think these simple static visualisations are much clearer than most animated attempts – and they have the added benefit of also being, to my not entirely unbiased eye, rather beautiful. You will find more visualisations, source code, and a tediously long explanation of why I bothered, after the jump.
algorithm  visualisation  art  ! 
april 2009 by ap
The MegaPenny Project
Visualizing huge numbers can be very difficult. People regularly talk about millions of miles, billions of bytes, or trillions of dollars, yet it’s still hard to grasp just how much a “billion” really is. The MegaPenny Project aims to help by taking one small everyday item, the U.S. penny, and building on that to answer the question: “What would a billion (or a trillion) pennies look like?”
scale  visualisation  ! 
january 2009 by ap
The Incredible Convenience of Mathematica Image Processing | Theodore Gray @ Wolfram Blog
Every time you move a slider, it’s reprocessing ten images automatically. Now that’s integration, real power that comes from taking core functionality and combining it with powerful, general-purpose tools like `Manipulate` and symbolic processing. Not to belabor the point, but this is really a fundamental advantage of _Mathematica_ over any other system out there.
mathematics  visualisation  hci  recommended  ! 
december 2008 by ap
Data Visualization of the Day | Jonathan Hoefler
This fantastic data visualization by Zach Beane […] uses the x-axis for time and the height of each node to indicate revenue, but presents the data in a way that allows readers to infer four additional kinds of information — without having to complicate the graphic:
visualisation  design  ! 
august 2008 by ap
The Geometry of Music | Time
[Dmitri] Tymoczko’s answer, which led last summer to the first paper on music theory ever published in the journal Science, is that the cosmos of chords consists of [multidimensional] spaces, known as orbifolds, that turn back on themselves with a twist
music  visualisation  mathematics  beauty  ! 
april 2008 by ap
App::Asciio – Plain ASCII diagram
Sometimes a diagram is worth a lot of text in a source code file. It has always been painfull to do ASCII diagrams by hand. […] This gtk2-perl application allows you to draw [them] in a [GUI] and [save] as ASCII or in a format that allows [editing].
perl  visualisation  software-package  ! 
april 2008 by ap
The Nature of Emotions
The cone’s vertical dimension represents intensity, and the circle represents degrees of similarity among the emotions.
psychology  visualisation 
march 2008 by ap
A Visual, Intuitive Guide to Imaginary Numbers | Kalid Azad
My goals were simple: • Convince you that complex numbers (like negatives) are considered “crazy” but are useful. • They give us a new way to use rotations and make certain problems much easier.
mathematics  geometry  visualisation  ! 
december 2007 by ap
Internet Map: City-to-City Connections | Chris Harrison
The first rendering displays the relative densities of Internet connectivity across the globe. [Wow. Africa basically isn’t even on the map. —Ed.]
communication  technology  society  visualisation  ! 
october 2007 by ap
Sonic Visualiser
[To] study a musical recording rather than simply listen to it [… with] powerful annotation capabilities […] and the ability to run automated annotation and analysis plugins [… For] musicologists, archivists, signal-processing researchers and anyone
sound  visualisation  software-package  ! 
june 2007 by ap
The proper reverence due those who have gone before | Paul Z. Myers
There was a vast history of events reduced now to nothing but a few footprints and a scattering of bones. […] So much has been lost to us, and those few scraps we do have must stand in proxy for such a burden of history.
history  science  faith  visualisation  inspirational  ! 
june 2007 by ap
It’s About Russia | Dan Cohen
News flash: Jesus is a big deal in the New Testament. […] I’ve seen far too many visualizations like this one, that merely use computational methods to reveal the obvious in fancy ways.
funny  visualisation  technology  rant  ! 
june 2007 by ap
Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait
Statistics can feel abstract & anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with & make meaning of [3.6M SUV sales/year; 2.3M Americans in prison; 426K cellphones retired/day]. This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society
sustainable  environment  economics  politics  society  visualisation  ! 
april 2007 by ap
The Size Of Our World
[The size of planets and stars in plastic comparison.]
astronomy  scale  visualisation  ! 
april 2007 by ap
“The World is Spiky” by Richard Florida with Tim Gulden | Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland
R. Florida argues that the maps show that the drivers of progress are highly concentrated and that globalization is unlikely to reduce this concentration [and, if uncontrolled, is] likely to exacerbate rather than relieve global and regional inequality.
politics  economics  society  history  visualisation  ! 
april 2007 by ap
Worldmapper: The world as you've never seen it before
Worldmapper is a collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest.
politics  history  economics  health  society  visualisation  ! 
march 2007 by ap
Why Windows is less secure than Linux | Richard Stiennon for ZDNet
There I said it. […] Many millions of words have been written and said on this topic. I have a couple of pictures. […] Both images are a complete map of the system calls that occur when a web server serves up a single HTML page with a single picture.
security  complexity  visualisation  ! 
february 2007 by ap
Math Lesson: A new way to multiply | glumbert.com
[Seems like it’d get cumbersome for really big numbers. It’s nice how you can do it without thinking though, eg. right there while on the phone with a sales rep.]
mathematics  visualisation 
january 2007 by ap
MIT sketching | YouTube
We show you an example of the ©ASSIST sketch understanding system in operation. I’ll draw a simple mechanical device and show you that the computer understands what it is that I’ve drawn.
visualisation  education  technology  :video  ! 
december 2006 by ap
What Does Blogspace Look Like? | Aaron Swartz
I’ve been analyzing the content of blogs lately, looking for patterns. […] I’ve finally got some results. And they’re stunning. Ladies and gentlemen, the blogosphere:
weblogging  web  longtail  sociology  anthropology  visualisation  amusing  ! 
july 2006 by ap
How Researchers are Reinventing the Mail Client | Gabor’s Blog
Many are drowning in heaps of emails that aren’t even important – it’s just a colleague at work Cc-ing everyone […]. There are plenty of ideas on how to improve the current state of mail clients, and I’ll present some of them here.
email  usability  visualisation  ! 
july 2006 by ap
Perspective
The Solar System Perspective Project is intended as an aid to the imagination, an attempt to dispel the grade school mobile by means of a more accurate model, built to scale. It provides the opportunity to observe the relative sizes of the planets and to
science  physics  astronomy  scale  visualisation  art  amusing  ! 
july 2006 by ap
Hydrogen Atom Scale Model
I used to think that things like rocks and buildings and my own skeleton were fairly solid. But they’re made up of atoms, and atoms, as you can see here, contain so little actual material that they can barely be said to exist. We are all phantoms.
physics  science  scale  visualisation  amusing  ! 
july 2006 by ap
Population: One — One Person is One Pixel
Every pixel in the illustration represents one person alive on Earth. The first one is you. The rest are everyone else. […] Please scroll to your right to get started.
art  visualisation  scale  amusing  ! 
july 2006 by ap

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