Wednesday, July 28

Via Boing Boing, these examples of computational art are the sorts of things that Flash and Java applets are really good for. Beautiful.

Conversation last night with Alan about, among other things, the unexplored possibilities of visualizing information. We have so much computational / visual power at our disposal, and such a vast store of meaningful, interconnected-but-discrete data.

Imagine mapping Usenet, or Wikipedia, or scraping JSTOR and mapping citations in all the journal articles for a given discipline to some kind of three- or four- dimensional space. It's enough to make me wish I knew stats and graph theory.