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Mad Quickies 6.7


It’s the Friday Quickies! Pencils down! Surf’s up!


Science is beautiful!

Amazing Resonance Experiment

{via nowoo}

This is latest from brusspup: the visual patterns of audio frequencies seen through vibrating sand.

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Buzz Aldrin and Thomas Dolby Perform “She Blinded Me With Science”

{Aldrin’s mic is pretty hot but still… an awesome event.}


The Art of Data Visualization | Off Book | PBS

from the page

Humans have a powerful capacity to process visual information, skills that date far back in our evolutionary lineage. And since the advent of science, we have employed intricate visual strategies to communicate data, often utilizing design principles that draw on these basic cognitive skills. In a modern world where we have far more data than we can process, the practice of data visualization has gained even more importance. From scientific visualization to pop infographics, designers are increasingly tasked with incorporating data into the media experience. Data has emerged as such a critical part of modern life that it has entered into the realm of art, where data-driven visual experiences challenge viewers to find personal meaning from a sea of information, a task that is increasingly present in every aspect of our information-infused lives.

Edward Tufte, Yale University
Julie Steele, O’Reilly Media
Josh Smith, Hyperakt
Jer Thorp, Office for Creative Research


Featured image is “The Moon” by Tugboat Printshop.



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