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Happy 40th Birthday Cell Phone!

Wednesday 04.03.2013 , Posted by

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On this date forty years ago the first cell phone call was made in New York City by Motorola’s Martin Cooper. To celebrate the 40th birthday of the cell phone, Column Five teamed up with Mashable to bring us the most important facts in a single timeline. What started as a 2.5 lb brick with a 20 minute battery life that only the richest people could afford is now something that the vast majority of first world citizens carry in their pockets. [Read more...]

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Drone Attacks Interactive

Saturday 03.30.2013 , Posted by

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The US has been waging war in the middle east for over 10 years now, making the combination of conflicts in the region the second longest war in our history. This is due, in part, to something new to our war making stategy: drone attacks. These non-manned flying machines allow the government to wage war without the risk of losing American military, while at the same time lowering the financial cost to wage such a conflict due to fewer deployed soldiers. Their are hidden costs to these tactics however, as this shockingly affective interactive graphic from Pitch Interactive makes abundantly clear. [Read more...]

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Explore Crunchbase Visually to See Hidden Connections

Saturday 03.23.2013 , Posted by

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If you have an idea for a startup, you’re an investor, or you’re a journalist looking for information on anything Web 2.0, this is visual research gold: you can now explore CrunchBase visually to find hidden investment connections. CrunchBase, the wiki-style database of Web 2.0 people, investors, and companies that include lists of their key employees – or key events in their business – is a go-to resource for many people doing research in the online investment world. Now, the company Wikisway is giving us the option of exploring the CrunchBase network visually, opening up a whole world of information previously hidden in the text. [Read more...]

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The Beatles Record Sales Over the Years

Wednesday 03.20.2013 , Posted by

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From humble beginnings in England, to touring the US, making girls faint when they even got a glimpse of their mop tops, and selling out entire baseball stadiums — The Beatles have done it all. Their first studio album, Please Please Me, was released in the United Kingdom on 22 March 1963. The Beatles have grown to be one of the biggest bands the world has ever seen, and it’s a pleasure to see a band become so loved and revered in the 50 years since releasing their first album. Not only were they a cultural phenomenon and a voice of the 60s, their records all sold well, a testament to their musicianship and song writing skills. [Read more...]

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Visualizing Major Causes of Death in the 20th Century

Tuesday 03.19.2013 , Posted by

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I recently had the pleasure of attending a talk by the provocative philosopher John Gray as he discussed his new book – The Silence of Animals: On Progress and other Myths. During the engaging talk (which you can listen to here) he made a strong case for the idea that, while technology has progressed substantially over the last centuries, society and human behavior has not. Are we all just animals with mobile phones and machine guns? As we’ll see from this excellent graphic detailing the major causes of death in the 20th century, John Gray may be on to something. [Read more...]

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Black Hole: Paint in Motion by Fabian Oefner

Thursday 03.14.2013 , Posted by

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Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner’s latest project is sure to impress with its vibrant and colorful paints in motion. Titled “Black Hole,” Fabian added acrylic paints to a metal rod which he then connected to a drill. He got his camera ready, turned the drill on and voilà! He captured the images of the paint in its initial motion before flying all over the place. While a simple technique overall, the results are stunning and visually enjoyable. [Read more...]

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Vroom! Vroom! A Brief History of Video Game Driving

Wednesday 03.13.2013 , Posted by

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The thrill of driving an elite sports car to the brink of its mechanical limitations is something many of us will only watch on TV – or if you’re a real diehard for rumbling engines and impressive speeds, the grandstands. For those of us who fiend the need for speed — but don’t have the capital to hop into a sports car — video game racing has been wetting our appetites since 1974. The games we play today have come a long way since that time, each year increasing in complexity and visual appeal. The world of pixelated race cars, shoddy steering, and throwing banana peels has been transformed into games like Gran Turismo 5, with it’s 1,000+ cars, 26 locations, 71 tracks, top-notch handling and graphics. Read on to learn more in this brief history of video game driving graphic. [Read more...]

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Trippy Animated Geometry: GIFs by Mr. Div

Tuesday 03.12.2013 , Posted by

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Matthew DeVito or also known as Mr.Div, is becoming one the best GIF animators today. With his talent for combining the usefulness of After Effects and Cinema 4D, he creates unique geometrical GIF’s that glitter and keep you staring longer than a few moments. Chiefly inspired by 1970-80s era motion graphics, Mr.Div is continuing to hone his skill, and if you look at his Tumblr, you will see the level he has grown throughout the past year. It is not uncommon for his tumblr posts to get over 20,000 notes each. For a hobby that began just for fun, it’s amazing to see how it has become somewhat of a tumblr phenomenon. Check out his page to see his latest creations and feel free to contact him for freelance work if you so desire. [Read more...]

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Sculptural, Data-Based Basket Weaving

Monday 03.04.2013 , Posted by

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There’s a long running joke going around about earning a “wasted” college degree in basket weaving… often including some other equally “useless” factor. “Underwater” basket weaving often tops the list. It’s a good thing for us that Nathalie Miebach didn’t listen to these silly presumptions and combined a dual curriculum of Astronomy (learnt at Harvard University) and basket weaving (studied with a local artisan). The result was the highly complex sculptures we have here, literally weaving together astronomical, weather and climate change data into her work. [Read more...]

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Formula 1 2013 Season At A Glance

Monday 03.04.2013 , Posted by

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Formula 1 racing is one of the biggest sports in the world behind soccer, and it’s also one of the most thrilling. Cars zoom down straightaways at speeds up to 200 mph (320 km), slow and accelerate out of corners, and tweak their way through impossible hairpin turns. These frequent cliff hanging race moments are what make the sport so spectacular. This year the anticipation of time trials, pole position, and insane passes is starting to build to a crescendo that will climax on 15 March in Australia. This graphic features the Formula 1 2013 season at a glance. [Read more...]

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