A beautiful example of traditional data visualization techniques.
Frick is an artist using personal data to fuel more traditional fine arts project, plus the new Frick Bits app, which recently completed its Kickstarter.
This project uses human-generated metadata from selfies around the world to investigate the phenomenon of the camera self-portait and how its presentation might change city-by-city.
Though the chart can no longer be found on the Reuters site, links to the initial firestorm of criticism remain.
The Great Gaps project was released this summer. Is it among many excellent art-influenced visualizations from Lupi and Accurat, she studio she co-founded.
The HAPIfork uses data to torture you for your own good.
First Chapters visuaizes the opening chapters of novels as a series of connected sentences, refelecting the form of the work itself on the page in an easily apprehensible manner.
Travel around town with NYC taxi drivers in this anecdotal visualization.
Follow the further adventures of the author on Tumblr, with investigations of online dating and more.
Watch my neglected books decay, day after day.
Play with the sound animations in your browser.
More examples of the patent generator’s work, plus links to the github repo and other interesting projects.
My personal favorite of the twitter bots for structred hilarity.
The continued progress of the project, including Sphere of Influence visualizations.
Tons of ideas and compelling examples of d3 implementations
A d3 library for working with time and timelines, including capabilities for working with uncertain temporal information.
A web-mining module for Python, used in the patent generator.
Get started with d3 with this intro from Scott Murray. It’s available for free online and includes interactive code samples.
The creator of Topotime and d3.carto() is also writing a book that picks up on some of d3’s more complicated elements.
A look at working with Backbone and d3 together.
A thorough review by Irene Ros on ways to combine d3 and canvas for flexible and interesting projects.
A short summary of the whys, wherefores, and hows of literary theory around the turn of the 21st century. A great way to dip your toe in.
A recently published work that takes up where Jonathan Culler stopped.
A collection of the theorist’s greatest essays. Task of the Translator offers a way to look at the nearly mystical heart of language that works as a metaphor for the way in which fragments work together to sumon a whole.
In this book, Barthes takes up a story by Balzac in order to investigate the many levels of meaning-construction that occur in a work of literature.
A conference and celebration for data-art creators, Eyeo is held in Minneapolis each summer.
An article at The New Inquiry from Kate Crawford, who is doing tons of work on technology and data, and whose talk at Eyeo 2014 was amazing.
The article on the creative process from which I grabbed the spiral illustration. Bradshaw has nice things to say about sticking out the parts of the creative process where everything seems like it is falling apart.
The silver leaf & wax piece used as en example of a work to translate.
A creative coding organization in San Francisco, Gray Area runs classes, meetups, and fellowships. They have a large space dedicated to creative coding activities and events.