The Water We Eat

Brooklyn Nets' high-tech arena, the new Myspace, Google Field Trip and more in our look at the web this week

Angela Morelli’s sleek, interactive infographic breaks down the notion of “virtual water,” or the water needed to produce goods we use and food we eat. By scrolling down the screen, the infographic brings up data and demonstrative visuals, all of which are used to give advice on how to use less of the key resource. The conclusion? Eat less meat.

An Instrument for the Sonification of Everyday Things

Brooklyn Nets' high-tech arena, the new Myspace, Google Field Trip and more in our look at the web this week

Getting creative with contour data, designer Dennis P. Paul presents an electronic system that can make music out of anything. Random materials are skewered to a teched-out rotisserie, and the spinning objects are then read by a “precision rangefinding laser” that converts silhouettes into sounds.

Smack A Candidate

Brooklyn Nets' high-tech arena, the new Myspace, Google Field Trip and more in our look at the web this week

Smack A Candidate is taking the political race to Twitter in a clever way, allowing people to voice opinions, show support and ask questions. Prompted to either #smackromney or #smackobama, with each Tweet written a “punch” is delivered to the desired candidate. The Smack A Candidate website keeps full track of punches received, and sets matches on specific days, all leading up to the 6 …