April 8, 2010

The beauty of data

682_big02There are many people taking data and transforming it into amazing visualisations. Visual Complexity is a site that gathers together some of the best projects from around the world.

As they say on their site, their main goal is “to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines, as diverse as Biology, Social Networks or the World Wide Web”. Take a look here.

October 19, 2009

Invisible beauty

Oslo School of Architecture and Design wanted to know how RFID signals were shaped to help improve the design of objects using these short range transmitters.

Jack Schulze and Timo Arnall made this stunning video by using a specially-made LED wand, long-exposure photography, some animation, and a lot of patience.

With more and more objects including RFID it’s fascinating to see the invisible made visible. Are these radio waves safe? We don’t know yet… but they are beautiful.

Immaterials: the ghost in the field from timo on Vimeo.