11 Awesome Ways Data Has Been Turned Into Art

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1. “SolarBeat”

WhiteVinyl / Via whitevinyldesign.com

WhiteVinyl designed an audiolization that creates music based on the orbiting planets.

ID: 1568760

2. “Drawing Water”

David Wicks / Via sansumbrella.com

David Wicks’ “Drawing Water” is a constructed landscape visualizing where water falls and where it is consumed in the United States.

ID: 1568598

3. “Naked Espresso”

Breville collected data from brewing espresso to illustrate the construct of each individual shot.

ID: 1566650
Video available at: http://vimeo.com/64205135.
ID: 1569452

4. “Hope Vs. Crisis”

Jer Thorp / Via Flickr: blprnt

Jer Thorp created a a visualization of the frequency of the words ‘hope’ and ‘crisis’ in the New York Times, between 1981 and 2009.

ID: 1566742

5. “Windswept”

Charles Sowers / Via vimeo.com

Charles Sowers attached 612 freely rotating directional arrows to illustrate wind patterns.

ID: 1567599
Video available at: http://vimeo.com/34887509.
ID: 1569463

6. “13689 Digits Of Pi”

Martin Krzywinski / Via fineartamerica.com

Martin Krzywinski assigned a color to the numbers one through nine and ordered the first 13,689 digits of Pi into a giant wheel based on these smaller colored circles.

ID: 1567462

7. “Flight Patterns”

Aaron Koblin / Via youtube.com

Aaron Koblin beautifully illustrated flight traffic patterns and density across the United States over 24 hours.

ID: 1568290
ID: 1569464

8. “STYN”

Sam van Doorn / Via samvandoorn.net

Sam van Doorn recorded ball movements from deconstructed pinball machines.

ID: 1567690

9. “Carnabotnet Geovideo”

This animated map illustrates the relative average utilization over 24 hours of IPv4 addresses across the world.

ID: 1563683

10. “Tyne”

~Flow by Studio NAND and Moritz Stefaner / Via flowmill.org

~Flow is a floating building on the River Tyne that generates its own power using a tidal waterwheel. With the help of Moritz Stefaner, five sensors were attached to ~Flow to collect different levels in the water. These levels were then visualized in a project titled “Tyne.”

ID: 1568358

11. “A Map Of The Geographical Structure Of Wikipedia Links”

Olivier H. Beauchesne / Via olihb.com

Olivier H. Beauchesne mapped out geocoded Wikipedia pages that connect to other geocoded pages.

ID: 1568961

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