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Great Emotions: A Thrilling Musical Roller Coaster

This wonderful visualization takes the sheet music from a symphony by German composer Ferdinand Ries and turns it into a thrilling theme park ride.

Keeping in tune with the first violin of symphony No. 2, 4th movement by Ries, the musical roller coaster starts slowly, reaches its zenith, and then plummets into a whirlwind of turns, rises, and dips. Check it out below.

The visualization was created by German animation studio Virtual Republic.

[via @Stephenfry]

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Straight & Arrow: The Shocking Music Video

For the music video to his song Straight & Arrow, New York musician FaltyDL and Japanese artist Daito Manabe got a lending hand from a few volunteers.

The “dancers” were hooked up to electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) machines and their arms and hands were shocked into movements that matched the beat of the tune. Have a look at the human visualizers in the music video to Straight & Narrow below.

[via Fast Co.]

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“Perpetual Ocean” Visualization Looks Like a van Gogh Painting

Every day it’s swirling. The world ocean is a large body of water that covers over 70% of the Earth’s surface and this beautiful time-lapse animation by the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio shows the movement of the ocean currents around the continents and islands.

Using data during the period of June 2005 and December 2007, Perpetual Ocean is produced using a complex computation model that is usually used to predict changes in world’s currents. In this case all the facts and figures have been removed, leaving only the curly and swirly patterns that look like they could be part of the starry nightscape in a Vincent van Gogh painting.

For more information on Perpetual Ocean, visit the Scientific Visualization Studio.

[via @JoeyHiFi]

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Conception to Birth, Visualized

Alexander Tsiaras is a whiz at scientific visualization. In his early days, he created lenses for microscopes, most notably for the one that captures the very first images of human eggs in an in vitro fertilisation (IVF) program.

In his presentation from a TED conference in 2010, the scientist talks about how the instruction sets used in creating a human being are so complex that they are beyond our comprehension. It’s mathemagical. He also shows a visualization of the development of the human fetus. See Conception to Birth, Visualized below. Be warned, there are some graphic images of the “expulsion” process.

[via Geeks are Sexy]


Your Tweets and Photos as Beautiful Heat Maps

Photographer Eric Fischer has a fascination for cartography. In this latest See something or say something series of maps, Fischer investigates the spread of Twitter and Flick across the globe. He makes uses of geotag information to show the locations where Flickr photos were taken, these are the red dots. The blue dots show the location of tweets and the white dots indicate that both Flickr photos and tweets were found at that location.

Have a look Fischer’s beautiful data visualizations after the jump.

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Can You Draw The Internet?

It’s very difficult to imagine our lives without the Internet. We’ve so heavily relied on it for all sorts of personal and business transactions. With around 1.8 billion people on the Internet it’s becoming more and more difficult nowadays to distinguish between our online and offline worlds. Researchers say that between 5% and 10% of surfers suffer some sort of dependency on the Web (see Internet Addiction Disorder).

We surf the Web every day and people have been trying to visualize what the Internet looks like for years now. Ad agency Saint approached this in an interesting manner – they set up an online drawing contest and pitted a group of school children against professionals who work in the creative industry. These aren’t ordinary children though, according to Saint, they eat, breathe, and live the Internet.

Children today are growing up in a world of technology and communications. They have never experienced a world without the internet, with every part of their day consumed by mobile phones, websites, computer games, apps, Xbox, you name it.

The website Can You Draw The Internet? hosts the drawings from both parties and you can now vote for your favourite visualizations of the Internet. Have a look at some of the submissions after the jump.


The Cake is a Pie: Pie-Packed Art by Quasimondo

Can the humble pie chart seen as art? We are certainly aware of its informational qualities but computational guru Mario Klingemann shows us the lesser-known arty pie chart. He analyzes the different colors in famous pieces by Vincent van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer, and Michelangelo and recreates the artwork using the data from the analysis. He calls the technique “pie-packing”.

See some of his pie-packed visualizations after the jump.

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10 Interesting Infographics

Infographics are a great way of communicating complex information and data in a visually pleasing manner. Sometime I think I could be an infographic as I’m regularly told, “You’re much smarter than you look”. In any case, we love them here at Onelargeprawn and decided to compile a small list of the ones that we particularly liked. Have a gander at them after the jump.

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Graffiti Analysis 2.0: Visualizing Tags in 3D

Evan Roth is the co-founder of Graffiti Research Lab. Inspired by his thesis project, Graffiti Taxonomy, Roth got together with like-minded artist Chris Sugrue to create an application that captures graffiti tags (or any drawing for that matter), and then generates a 3D visualization. Complete with particle effects, the animations look quite beautiful – have a look at the videos after the jump.