Newsmap

Marcos Weskamp has completed his most recent project, Newsmap— the most impressive news headline visualization software I have ever seen. Many designers have attempted to create new formats for communicating recency, relevance and volume for news headlines, and the results have often been pretty. Newsmap is visually stunning, but it goes a step further than the others by being useful and usable as well. Newsmap …

Tim Bavington

The latest series from Vegas based artist, Tim Bavington, is up at Mark Moore. Bavington's luscious air brushed stripes are said to be derived from rock and roll guitar riffs– as such, they are an abstracted data visualization. Rockin-techno-fab! Here are some shots of the installation, courtesy of the artist:

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 …