Okay, so it might not be the most beautiful infographic you’ve seen in your life, but this one surely rates high on the honesty scale… and by the end will have you wondering what the heck we’re doing. Ray, Raf and Will, the three superhero/geniuses behind the online comic series DogHouseDiaries have whipped up another brilliant, funny and true effort observing the current state of our media through graphs… lots and lots of graphs. The thing is, as you read down their list, it becomes painfully obvious that today; our many photographs, music tracks and even our friends are hopelessly disorganized. [Read more…]
When was the last time you used a point and shoot camera to capture a photo? If you’re like most Americans, it’s been awhile. As the quality of mobile phone cameras continues to improve, more and more people are leaving their point and shoot cameras at home, preferring the ease of one “tool” for everything. It’s no wonder that Kodak has recently declared bankruptcy. Over the past year, the percentage of all pictures taken with a mobile phone has increased by ten percent. As the purchase of point and shoot cameras continues to drop, mobile phone sales even surpassed personal computers for the first time in 2011. [Read more…]
On any given day, could you say where the most photographs where being snapped around the world? It would be hard to say, except with this new visualization. Using data from around the web, including a healthy dose of imagery from flickr, Triposo has put together a world map that literally flickers with photographic activity. Different countries light up according to their most significant holidays, events and seasons. [Read more…]
Sometimes we get to know a place in life so well, having traveled it’s streets and alleys hundreds of times, that we can literally see its map in our minds eye. This collection of drawings is just that, a sample of maps drawn from only memory. Some were created with great attention to detail, remembering shorelines and mountains, while others where scribbled out after a pint or two at the local pub. Click on the links below each image to see just how close the artist came to re-creating the place. [Read more…]
Playing off the globes in the hourglass logo of the WikiLeaks website, computer artist Charis Tsevis has created a highly detailed portrait of Julian Assange. Represented entirely using 3d images of the earth, each planet is rotated so their different face dictates the color. The original image is a hugely detailed 6656 x 6656 pixels. We think it is absolutely brilliant. [Read more…]
Creating painterly faces with piercing eyes and gaping mouths is the passion of artist and programmer Kevin, aka flikr on flickr. Using Vexler, one of many programs he created himself, Kevin has created a large, macabre body of work. For more on his free and artistic programs check out kelbv.com, or for more of his work, see his art on flickr.
For the Documerica Project (1971-1977), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired freelance photographers to capture images relating to environmental problems, EPA activities, and everyday life in the 1970s.
Flip Schulke documented everyday life in New Ulm, Minnesota and the Florida Keys during the 1970s. In both locations, Schulke focused on the retired and the lives they lead in these two very different locals. Additionally, while teaching at the University of Missouri’s Columbia School of Journalism, Schulke recruited several students to photograph New Ulm to supplement his own photographs.