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Big Data and the Digital Disobedience. Cycling '74: Makers of Max. Turn your data into sound using our new MIDITime library. I’ve been doing data visualization for a long time, but helping produce a radio show brings a new challenge: creating interesting sound from data.

Turn your data into sound using our new MIDITime library

For the past few months, I worked with producer Ike Sriskandarajah and reporter Joe Wertz at StateImpact Oklahoma on a radio story for Reveal about Oklahoma’s explosion of earthquakes. Oklahoma used to have only about one or two earthquakes a year that people could feel. Contrast that with today: The state has more like one or two a day. When you chart that data, it makes a good visualization, but Ike asked if we could do an audio version to get the data into the radio piece. We were fortunate in this case that the dataset – Oklahoma earthquakes – lent itself well to the drama we needed for radio. To create the audio of the earthquakes we used in the segment, I built a Python library called MIDITime, which I hope others will find useful.

Quotidian Record. Stranger Visions. Dr.

Josiah Zayner (yeah I know pretty pretentious right?) Received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics from the University of Chicago and currently works as a Research Fellow at NASA where he engineers bacteria for in situ resource utilization and sustainability for long-term space exploration and colonization. He has a number of Scientific publications and awards for his work on protein engineering and is also recipient of Art awards for creating Speculative Science works including the Chromochord, the first ever bioelectronic musical instrument. His Art looks to the future of humanity to challenge the boundaries of what Science and Art may be. Josiah (this third person stuff is weird) is also the creator of The ILIAD project, a citizen Science search for natural antibiotics and the Founder and CEO of The Open Discovery Institute(ODIN), DIY Science's first store.

Spurious Memories. Noderunner. Des New-Yorkais inventent Node Runner, un jeu pour pister les noeuds Wifi. Lancé à New York en 2002, le jeu Node Runner fait s’affronter deux équipes de joueurs, chargés de repérer le maximum de points d’accès WiFi dans la ville, en un temps donné.

Des New-Yorkais inventent Node Runner, un jeu pour pister les noeuds Wifi

Elaboré par l’association de promotion de l’internet sans fil NYC Wireless, il a reçu un prix lors du dernier festival d’art numérique Ars Electronica, qui s’est tenu à Linz en Autriche, jusqu’au 12 septembre. Visant à démocratiser l’internet sans fil de façon ludique, Noderunner n’a été joué que trois fois mais devrait s’implanter l’année prochaine à San Diego, Seattle et Dublin. Il est un exemple des pratiques de prospection qui vont apparaître à mesure que se développera le WiFi.

A New York, tout le monde sait que le Wifi est disponible dans les cafés Starbucks et les restaurants McDonald’s. Fluxxlab. Fluxxlab. Truth & Beauty - Data visualization by Moritz Stefaner. Projects: Wearables. Projects: Ubiquitous Computing. Projects: Urban Intervention. Projects: Green. Projects: Generative Art.

Projects: Data Visualization. Projects: Activism. Artist Projects. 100,000 Stars. World Processor x Geo-Cosmos. World Processor is an ongoing project visualizing data on readymade globes altered by the artist.

World Processor x Geo-Cosmos

Globes reflect data available and valid at the time of their origin. Currently there are over 400 different globes.Fine Arts1988- A cast aluminum sculpture derived from a virtually modeled form that combines the silhouettes of China and Korea, seen from the front, and Japan, seen from the side. Installed at Kyushu GeiBunKan (九州芸文館) in Fukuoka-ken, Japan.Fine Arts2013 "Topography Drive" series (2005/2006) generates a unique perspective on the entire Pacific Rim at the scale of 1:1700.000. Ingo Günther. Signature of Humanity. Study Authors Sebastian Grauwin Stanislav Sobolevsky Michael Szell Carlo Ratti - Director Visualization Pedro Cruz Kyuha Shim Damiano Gui Partner István GódorSimon MoritzDwight WhiterspoonLászló TokaPatrik Cerwall As digital technologies are becoming more and more widespread, data from communication networks allow us to better understand human behaviour.

Signature of Humanity

The exploration of these data provides many new perspectives, revealing characteristic usages and regular dynamic patterns at both the individual and collective scale. The Senseable City Lab and Ericsson have embarked on a journey inside an unprecedented communications network data set including networks from different parts of the world. DATACOLLIDER - MIT Senseable City Laboratory. DataDrives - Reveal the hidden dynamics of your city. Ambient Mobility Lab. Local Warming by MIT SENSEable City Lab. Drinking Data. Today Big Data is everywhere… even in our drinks.

Drinking Data

Senseable City Lab took on a challenge by the Coca-Cola Company: can we find any value in the huge amount of information recorded by their Freestyle dispensers? There are more than 15,000 Coca-Cola Freestyle units in the USA, each with the possibility to serve over 150 unique drinks. Art Traffic at the Louvre by MIT SENSEable City Lab. About How much time would you take to smile back at the Mona Lisa?

Art Traffic at the Louvre by MIT SENSEable City Lab

Today, sophisticated Bluetooth signal tracking allows us to map how visitors move through a museum like the Louvre in Paris – what galleries they visit, what path they take, and how long they spend in front of each piece of artwork. Join us for a look inside one of the world’s largest museums… to see the people in front of the paintings. Visitor behavior and experience are among the most important factors informing museum management, with proven value in enhancing operations – yet data is traditionally generated by observations and surveys.

These means ascertain visitors’ mediated perspectives on personal experience. Traditional approaches, each offering complementary value. Consequently, the availability of large datasets based on quantified museum visitation patterns provides new opportunities to apply computational and comparative analytical techniques. Wind Map. An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future.

Wind Map

This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software. MIT SENSEable City Lab. Ralf baecker. Aaron Koblin - Flight Patterns. Tweetping. NASA. Spooky Space 'Sounds' Finest Dubstep: M.I.A. - Internet Connection (Flux Pavilion Remix) Internet Census 2012. La carte du dimanche - Le trafic mondial internet.