I was asked by Wired UK to produce a graphic to accompany an upcoming story about the TED Global event in Oxford, UK.
I've built an app in Processing that allows me to take the speaker list (scraped from the site) and get latitude/longitude values from the MetaCarta API. These points are then rendered on a globe, and the trip that each speaker takes to get to Oxford is shown as a paper airplane flight.
I'm not sure what the final image will look like - you'll have to buy the issue of Wired UK - but I have been having some fun playing with this system.
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