Thursday, November 24, 2011

TED: Artfully Visualizing Our Humanity

TED TALKS: "Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data -- and at times vast numbers of people -- and weaves them into stunning visualizations. From elegant lines tracing airline flights to landscapes of cell phone data, from a Johnny Cash video assembled from crowd-sourced drawings to the "Wilderness Downtown" video that customizes for the user, his works brilliantly explore how modern technology can make us more human."

HT: J. Howe


At 11/24/2011 9:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Johnny Cash music video clip made me cry.

At 11/24/2011 11:49 AM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

I have now added TED to my Favorites Bar on IE, right next Carpe Diem and a few select others.

At 11/24/2011 2:10 PM, Blogger juandos said...

TED, it might have actual value for some, some entertainment value for others but what TED is really indicative of is all the loose bandwidth we have lying around just waiting to be filled up...

At 11/24/2011 11:42 PM, Blogger Hydra said...

I'm with juandos here. This is cool stuff, but so what?

At 11/25/2011 10:58 AM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

"I'm with juandos here. This is cool stuff, but so what?"

Come on guys, get off the Curmudgeon Reservation and go to the local internet cafe in town and watch this TEDx Talk: How HTML 5 is changing the Internet for instance.

The marketplace for new ideas is for you to buy, sell or ignore but TED gives you the opportunity to look around an idea mall.


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