Using data from the UN Population Division, this animation shows the historic development of urbanization, the current situation and projections for the future. The data covers cities with more than 750 thousand inhabitants, and is retrieved from World Urbanization Prospects, 2007 revision. More information at http://nordpil.com/cities
Data was prepared using Microsoft Access and ArcGIS, the map views finalized using Adobe Illustrator. The animation was created using Picasa 3.
Music by Kevin MacLeod (ambiment) http://incompetech.com
This is mainly an experimentation with soft bodies using toxi's verlet springs.
The data refers to the evolution of the top 4 maritime empires of the XIX and XX centuries by extent. The visual emphasis is on their decline.
Winner of the YouTube Play Guggenheim Biennial Festival.
Soundtrack available here: http://tinyurl.com/7xj6net
Reading a newspaper, I saw a picture of birds on the electric wires. I cut out the photo and decided to make a song, using the exact location of the birds as notes (no Photoshop edit). I knew it wasn't the most original idea in the universe. I was just curious to hear what melody the birds were creating.
I sent the music to the photographer, Paulo Pinto, who I Googled on the internet. He told his editor, who told a reporter and the story ended up as an interview in the very same newspaper.
Here I've posted a short video made with the photo, the music and the score (composed by the birds).