The January 2011 Portland/CreativeMornings was a round table discussion with members of the ADX community (http://adxportland.com). The event was generously sponsored by Unconventional Guides (http://unconventionalguides.com) and Ristretto Roasters (http://ristrettoroasters.com). Many thanks to Pro Photo Supply (http://prophotosupply.com) for lending us the gear to capture the talk, and to Paul Searle (http://psearle.com) for shooting and editing this video.
Kelley Roy, Founder of ADX (http://adxportland.com)
Tom Burney, Aerion Cycleworks
Rebecca Pearcy, Queen Bee Creations (http://queenbee-creations.com)
Due to the good public transportation in the Netherlands distance has become irrelevant. We can reach almost any destination by train easily and relatively quick. In our busy lives we now think in time rather than distance. Therefore the current maps, as we know them today, are obsolete. Thinking in time affects a map and hence the shape of the Netherlands also depending on the perspective from which we look. From the perspective of Eindhoven, for instance, the Netherlands is relatively small because of the quick and easy connections to other cities. At the same time, seen from a more remote and small village such as Stavoren the Netherlands is much bigger. Not only the location from which one looks, or travels, but the hour of the day is very important. At night the map will expand because there are no night trains and in the morning it will shrink once trains will commence their schedules. The map of the Netherlands will never be the same again.
This short movie shows a quick demo of TIMEMAPS and how the map will shrink and grow during 24hours in Eindhoven.
TIMEMAPS can be explored at http://www.timemaps.nl
TIMEMAPS poster are now available on http://www.timemaps.nl/shop/
When envisaging a typical data visualiser at work, you’d probably conjure up images of a person slaving over rows of numbers and wrangling spreadsheets. But Denver-born and London-based data designer Stefanie Posavec is of a different breed. Rather than simply turning a set of numbers into an information graphic, she finds data in things we wouldn’t normally associate with this type of information.