1. A History of the World in 100 Seconds

    01:42

    from Gareth Lloyd / Added

    341K Plays / / 32 Comments

    Many wikipedia articles have coordinates. Many have references to historic events. Me (@godawful) and Tom Martin (@heychinaski) cross referenced the two to create a dynamic visualization of Wikipedia's view of world history. Watch as empires fall, wars break out and continents are discovered. This won "Best Visualization" at Matt Patterson's History Hackday in January, 2011. To make it, we parsed an xml dump of all wikipedia articles (30Gb) and pulled out 424,000 articles with coordinates and 35,000 references to events. Cross referencing these produced 15,500 events with locations. Then we mapped them over time. More information and datasets: http://www.ragtag.info/2011/feb/2/history-world-100-seconds/

    + More details
    • Just Landed - 36 Hours

      01:32

      from blprnt / Added

      140K Plays / / 23 Comments

      I was discussing H1N1 with a bioinformatics friend of mine last weekend, and we ended up talking about ways that epidemiologists model transmission of disease. I wondered how some of the information that is shared voluntarily on social networks might be used to build useful models of various kinds. I'm also interested in visualizing information that isn't implicitly shared - but instead is inferred or suggested. This piece looks for tweets containing the phrases 'just landed in...' or 'just arrived in...'. Locations from these tweets are located using MetaCarta's Location Finder API. The home location for the traveling users are scraped from their Twitter pages. The system then plots these voyages over time. I'm not entirely sure where this will end up going, but I am reasonably happy with the results so far. Built with Processing (processing.org) You can read more about this project on my blog - http://blog.blprnt.com

      + More details
      • Posted: Visualizing US expansion through post offices.

        01:17

        from Derek Watkins / Added

        88.2K Plays / / 13 Comments

        This is a visualization of US expansion in North America from 1700 to 1900, seen through changes in the spatial distribution of post offices. Data from the USPS Postmaster Finder, with lat/long coordinates extracted from placenames through correlation with the USGS Geographic Names Information System. Better in HD! Made with Processing. More at http://blog.dwtkns.com/2011/posted/ Update: I've also uploaded an interactive version of this map at http://blog.dwtkns.com/2011/posted_interactive/

        + More details
        • The Travels of Wiglington and Wenks Intro Video

          02:31

          from Mediafreaks / Added

          68.1K Plays / / 2 Comments

          http://www.wiglingtonandwenks.com Check out the awesome fun and amazing features awaiting you in the Travels of Wiglington and Wenks Virtual World!

          + More details
          • Isarithmic History of the Two-Party Presidential Vote

            01:14

            from d sparks / Added

            55.8K Plays / / 1 Comment

            Using county-level data, I spatially and temporally interpolated presidential vote returns for the two major party candidates in each election from 1920-2008. The result illuminates the sometimes gradual, sometimes rapid change in the geographic basis of presidential partisanship. A detailed description can be found at http://goo.gl/alfsQ.

            + More details
            • The Dorset Coast Timelapses

              04:03

              from Matthew Clark / Added

              27.7K Plays / / 31 Comments

              The Dorset Coast Timelapses is a short timelapse film focusing on the famous Dorset coastline, which stretches from Bournemouth to Lyme Regis in the SouthWest of England. The Dorset Coast will show you this stunning landscape as you have never seen it before! This film project was born from filmmaker/ landscape photographer Matthew Clark's love of landscape photography and love for the Jurassic coastline. Filmed entirely on a DSLR (without any fancy cranes/ jibs/ tracking/ sliders/ assistants) Matthew has traveled extensively along the coastline to capture the landscape at it's finest with just a camera, tripod and intervalometer. All in all, 18'642 still images were shot - however, only 6'088 made the final cut. I really hope you enjoy watching this, as much as I enjoyed making it! Music: Brings Renewal - MitiS Kit: Canon 7D w/ Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 / Sigma 70 - 200mm f2.8 Hahnel Giga T Pro Lightroom & LRTimelapse (processing) FCPX (Editing)

              + More details
              • City Traffic

                03:21

                from Ashley Perry / Added

                24.6K Plays / / 69 Comments

                Everyday, across metropolitan Melbourne, eighty-eight million kilometers are driven in cars.

                + More details
                • Just Landed - Test Render (4 hrs)

                  00:45

                  from blprnt / Added

                  24.4K Plays / / 3 Comments

                  I was discussing H1N1 with a bioinformatics friend of mine last weekend, and we ended up talking about ways that epidemiologists model transmission of disease. I wondered how some of the information that is shared voluntarily on social networks might be used to build useful models of various kinds. I'm also interested in visualizing information that isn't implicitly shared - but instead is inferred or suggested. This piece looks for tweets containing the phrases 'just landed in...' or 'just arrived in...'. Locations from these tweets are located using MetaCarta's Location Finder API. The home location for the traveling users are scraped from their Twitter pages. The system then plots these voyages over time. I'm not entirely sure where this will end up going, but I am reasonably happy with the results so far. Built with Processing (http://www.processing.org)

                  + More details
                  • Avena+ Test Bed — Process — Agricultural Printing and Altered Landscapes

                    04:53

                    from Benedikt Groß / Added

                    24.2K Plays / / 2 Comments

                    Avena+ Test Bed explores the relationship between landscape, agriculture and digital fabrication. http://benedikt-gross.de/log/2013/06/avena-test-bed_agricultural-printing-and-altered-landscapes/ With the advent of Precision Farming, agriculture has become fully mapped and will transform farming to a highly digital activity. This in combination with other changes underway in the countryside, mainly the paradigm shift from food to biogas production and various EU subsidy schemes to promote diversity, will lead to disruptive changes within the next few years for the (European) countryside. The project uses the idea of “Agricultural Printing” to explore the possibilities of digital fabrication carried over into farming. The experiment applies algorithms to partition and to create an environmentally beneficial structure into a standard biomass/energy production field. These additional areas establish, or improve, the connectivity for fauna and flora between habitats. This increased diversity also eases typical problems of monocultures e.g. less vermin → reduced usage of pesticides. Furthermore a farmer could “rent out” the areas for several months a year as compensatory area in the same fashion like the CO2 emissions trading scheme works (in the EU every new land for building has to be compensated). Hence in the near future a farmer might not just produce oats, peas, beans and barley, but also print “environment compensations areas” into his fields. The overall aim of the project is to look into the potential these changes (already underway), especially in terms of design opportunities. The emphasis lays in speculating about new models which would enhance current agricultural practices, and to then imagine their possible implications. By the end of July 2013 the test bed will be harvested to produce biogas. Plants: 85% oats (Avena Sativa) 15% eleven different flowers and herbs Dimensions: 11.5 hectares (320 m x 920 m) in Unterwaldhausen, South Germany The project was made possible with the generous support of: Maximilian Erbgraf zu Königsegg-Aulendorf Maximilian Count of Königsegg-Aulendorf Hubert Geser – Administrator Hofgut Stefansreute Lorenz Riegger – Project Engineer Roland Groß – Advice and Special Thanks Stefan Riegger – Tractor Driver LU Peter Boos – Farming Contractor Norbert Menz – Agricultural Advice Prof. Dr. Klaus Schmieder – Agricultural Advice Prof. Dr. Martin Dieterich – Agricultural Advice Florian Vögtle – Aerial Footage Hermann Benkler – Pilot The agricultural machinery was generously provided by: AGCO Massey Ferguson HORSCH Agrom Agrar- und Kommunaltechnik GmbH

                    + More details
                    • The Geography of Small Talk

                      04:00

                      from The Atlantic / Added

                      22.4K Plays / / 6 Comments

                      How you start a conversation with a stranger depends on where you live. We survey the diverse geography of American greetings—from Honolulu to Hays, Kansas, from Anchorage to Appleton, Wisconsin, from New Orleans to New York. Based on research and writing by Deborah Fallows.

                      + More details

                      What are Tags?

                      Tags

                      Tags are keywords that describe videos. For example, a video of your Hawaiian vacation might be tagged with "Hawaii," "beach," "surfing," and "sunburn."