Global Refugee Movement 1975-2012

Brian Foo has visualized and intonated refugee data from the United Nations from 1975 to 2012. The quantity, length, and pitch of the song’s instruments are controlled by the volume of refugee movement and distance traveled between their countries of origin and asylum. His website Data Driven DJ reveals more of his pretty interesting work, check it out!

Rhapsody in Grey – Using Brain Wave Data to Convert a Seizure to Song:

credit: Brian Foo

Air Traffic

Watch the European air traffic in a visualization covering 30.000 flights in one day! Since we cannot realy grasp the amount of traffic and the activity above us, it is fascinating to watch the daily choreography at least in this way:

For airports enthusiasts, this 360 degree video showing the Dubai airport in super high definition will do the job:

Credits: NATS/Dubai360

Video: Thousands of Chemical Process Microscopic Stills

When music and science merge you get this: “This short film by motion designer Christian Stangl is based on thousands of microscopic stills from which these stunning timelapse scenarios emerge. Stangl´s self-made chemical processes perform an endless dance of growing and dissolving, flooding and evaporating, melting and recrystalizing, creating an all together perfectly synced synthesis of sound and picture.”

check out their fantastic websites:

credit: Christian Stangl

Vintage Poster from Space

NASA (man they are good) has published some vintage poster in high-res for you to download showing gravity and exoplanets Kepler 16b/186f, sweet! The private Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) also jumped on the bandwagon with 3 vintage travel poster to make you more interested in real estate on mars.

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credit: NASA/SpaceX

More (real) vintage poster available at National Geographic!

TRAVIC – mass transport visualization

The University of Freiburg (Germany) has released a Transit Visualization Client (TRAVIC) that provides movement visualization of transit data published by transit agencies and operators from all over the world. The corresponding blog goes more into the detail about the realization, anyhow the movements are mostly based on static schedule data and wherever real-time data is available it is also included in the visualization.

To get an overview of all of 200 feeds available, click here.

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credit: University of Freiburg