ZipDecode

Ben Fry is a doctoral candidate at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on methods of visualizing large amounts of data from dynamic information sources. ZipDecode is a very simple visualization of how US zip codes are mapped. Every zip code is represented by a dot; as you press the number keys that correspond to a zip code, the dots from that area are …

Wear It With Pride

Though their most recent heyday was in the 80’s, pin badges (or buttons, or pins) have always had their place in certain street fashion sub cultures. They are making a come back, and now there’s a one stop shop for the neatest selection around. WEARITWITHPRIDE is a new website showcasing a unique collection of pin badges designed by some of the best Graphic Designers, Graffiti …

Reflecting Absence

‘Reflecting Absence’ by Michael Arad has been chosen as the memorial to those who lost their lives in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th. The piece uses a pair of reflective pools to mark the location of the towers’ footprints. While many are criticizing the piece, I quite like it. The minimalism is appropriate and the experience promises to entice a mood most …