Saturday, 8 January 2011

Data as Art

Data as Art

There is something both arresting and appealing about this visualisation

Calming, and slow enough to understand the information

With thanks to Jeff Cambron who writes:

A new project with GE, the science of dynamic breaking (a key to GE's in-development hybrid diesel-electric trains) gets broken down via super slow motion video capture

Basically it is a simple illustration of the physics behind braking. The General Electric Company, have discovered that we can capture and store energy from a braking locomotive = dynamic braking

I don't know much about the product, nor the science, but the video is jolly impressive


Tuesday, 4 January 2011

SND: Multimedia awards winners

SND: Multimedia and interactive awards winners of 2009

The Best of Multimedia Design winners were awarded at the 2009 Society for News Design annual workshop and exhibition in Buenos Aires on Sept. 24. The competition recognizes skill, innovation and high-quality visual journalism in Web and other new-media design with quarterly and annual awards

Deservedly so, as their work is completely top-notch, 18 out of 32 of gongs were given to the

That is 56.25 per cent

Here are the deserved awards:

Awards of Excellence

Anticipating Obama’s Inauguration on a City Block in Washington •

Basketball Database •

Cape Fear To Down Here •

Common Ground •

Crossing the Line: Abuse in Hawaii Homes •

Electoral Explorer •

I Hope So Too •

Immigration Explorer •

The Last Minutes of Flight 3407 •

How Lezak Won Gold in the 4×100-Meter Relay •

Madison Budget Game •

A Map of Olympic Medals •

The Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama •

Sacred Ground: The Building of the Pentagon Memorial •

U.S. Hospital Death Rates •

Bronze Award

A Day’s Work, Four Days’ Pay •

Election Results 2008 •

Failed Prostate Procedures at the Philadelphia V.A. •

Intended Consequences •

Jackson’s Billboard Rankings Over Time •

Murder: New York City •

New York Plane Crash •

Pogue-O-Matic Product Finder •

War Without Borders: Fueling Mexico’s Drug Trade •

Silver Award

Andaman Rising •

Hurricane Tracker •

Indy 500 Car Tracker •

One in 8 Million •

Ted Kennedy •

Tracking US Airways Flight 1549 •

Gold Award

Choosing a President •

You Finish, You Win •

The also claimed the Judges Special Recognition

Brilliant and congrats to all winners