Thursday, July 31, 2008

Artistic Web Visualization of Electronic Debris

Web visualization for understanding connections, influence and search have all been discussed on this blog at one time or another.

Visualization tools include the idea of what virtual communities look like, can give an overview of data from an aggregate perspective and sometimes just look really cool.

WIRED magazine ran an article a few months ago that someone recently passed on to me via a link. In it the feature discusses and shows the efforts of individuals who are create web visualizations of SPAM and harnessing the power of many hands to create works of art.

The pieces may be interactive, real-time measures of blog posts about "feelings" or a collection of contributions of thousands of net micro-workers. The graphics are cool and the video interview informative.

It can be found here.

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