Now, technology is allowing us to track and visualise almost anything. This is now leading to an explosion of data visualisation (or visualization if you’re American) tools, and now merging art with data.
Here are a few ways people have made data visualisation beautiful:
David McCandless is a guru in this area. He’s a London-based author, writer and designer who “loves pie, hates pie charts”.
Information Aesthetics is designed and maintained by Andrew Vande Moere, a Senior Lecturer at the Design Lab at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning of the University of Sydney:
Here’s a collection of photos of the Boston Commons and a colour wheel based on the distribution of particular colours. User generated art.
Turn your music listening into a chart
A site that finds tweets based on particular words / terms (I hate, I love, I think) and displays them on the screen in realtime