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Flight Videos Deconstructed: The Patterns Wings Trace in Flight

Flight Videos Deconstructed: The Patterns Wings Trace in Flight | visual data | Scoop.it

Although many animals take flight, they don’t do it in exactly the same way. That’s what Eleanor Lutz’ exceptional animated infographic shows us. She’s taken the flight patterns of 5 different species – egyptian fruit bat, dragonfly, Canada goose, hawk moth and hummingbird – and used Youtube videos to give us a look at how their wings move.


“I found slow-motion videos of five flying species, and mapped out specific points on the wings during one wingbeat. I ended up with 15 frames per wingbeat, and I connected every frame using imaginary curves that went through all of the 15 mapped points.”


Lutz is the first to point out that this isn’t a scientific exercise that draws firm conclusions – it’s more a beautifully artistic pursuit. You’ll definitely want to take a closer look on her blog, and at the other fascinating scientific animations.

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Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 1, 10:16 PM

This is just plain cool!!!!

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Minimalist projection mapping & real-time graphics

Minimalist projection mapping & real-time graphics | visual data | Scoop.it

Portal 1.0 is a low-key-yet-awesome experiment in real-time graphics.

A new video by Raven Kwon called Portal 1.0 is an experiment in real-time graphics getting projected on to the surfaces of four cardboard boxes. The project was made using Processing and is an updated version of the artist's prior test work, which can be watched at the link.

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A Smart Animation Explores the Magnitude of our Solar System [Infographic]

A Smart Animation Explores the Magnitude of our Solar System [Infographic] | visual data | Scoop.it

This video from German design trio Kurzgesagt considers the scale of the universe, using facts illustrated in flat infographic form.

Kurzgesagt began as a project aimed at creating quick science lessons, and was inspired by other educators putting content on Youtube. “We just want to make beautiful content that makes science more popular,” Philipp Dettmer tells Co.Design. Previous animations have included shorts on climate change, how evolution works and a video on fracking that has garnered over a million views...

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What Does Infinity Look Like in GIFs?

What Does Infinity Look Like in GIFs? | visual data | Scoop.it

Tumblr website Hexeosis is dedicated to making gifs that visually represent infinity. According to the site description, it is trying to create something new as often as possible to see how long it will last. These gifs are animated using Adobe After Effects or Cinema4D, and compressed to a gif format in Photoshop. 

Visit the link to see the designs tessalate and create a visual feeling of infinity...

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animedubbedonline's comment, September 9, 2013 3:02 PM
it's beautiful
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The History of Typography, in Stop-Motion Animation

The History of Typography, in Stop-Motion Animation | visual data | Scoop.it

Fonts and typefaces have officially become a mainstream obsession. In our current design-centric culture, terms like sans-serif, Helvetica, and — heaven forbid — Comic Sans have breached the cultural consciousness.


Fortunately, for those of you who still can’t tell your Futura from your Papyrus, Yukon-based designer Ben Barrett-Forrest has crafted this charming stop-motion history lesson to help you get up to speed.

Built with 2454 photographs, 291 letters, and 140 hours of his life, Barrett-Forrest’s animated short is a delight . As he guides us from the lowly beginnings of Guttenberg’s printing press, all the way to the computer age, it becomes apparent that the art of type is a corollary for history. Like architecture and fashion, typography is a reflection of the world in which it’s created. Barrett-Forrest explains his interest in type and the genesis of the project in an interview at the article link.

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A Remarkable Animation Of The History Of The Universe

A Remarkable Animation Of The History Of The Universe | visual data | Scoop.it
There’s so much we know that we’ll never see. We can extrapolate the concept of the Big Bang--the explosion of everything in the universe from a focused point.
So projects like Beginning, an animation by Grzegorz NowiƄski from Novina Studio, are remarkably important. It tells a sort of good parts version of the history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the rise of humankind. Not only is the piece pure visual delight filled with stark textures and fine particle effects that look particularly stunning when projected on water, Beginning is a grounding piece of context--somewhat imagined, sure--but the sort of imagined thing that very much centers our perspective of reality. The average person sort of knows what the Big Bang looked like because of projects like this one, even if Beginning is far more stylized than photoreal.
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This project is an intriguing visualization incorporating sound, photography, and projection- view the animation at the link (FastCompany) and read more on the process involved in creating this 4.5 minute history of the universe...

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Olivier Vandelaer's curator insight, December 18, 2012 3:37 AM

This project is an intriguing visualization incorporating sound, photography, and projection- view the animation at the link (FastCompany) and read more on the process involved in creating this 4.5 minute history of the universe...

cafonso's curator insight, December 19, 2012 6:53 AM

A história do Universo em 4,5' 

Jean-Michel Bayle's curator insight, December 29, 2012 11:57 AM

A voir absolument avant la fin de l'année 2012 ... Bonne Année 2013

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The Ultimate Guide To Infographics

The Ultimate Guide To Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. With an information graphic, computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians develop and communicate concepts using a single symbol to process information.


View three examples of visualizations defining what infographics are, and gain a better understanding of the value of an infographic in education with a video that demonstrates how their potential when used effectively in an educational setting.


Visit the article link for the video, 'The Value of Visualization', as well as more details on the science behind infographics and it's potential  for educational applications.

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Data Visualization in Motion: Animated Infographics

Dataveyes is a start-up focused on interactive data visualization.

Data visualization turns large volumes of raw data into a meaningful piece. It creates a visual, esthetic and kinetic interaction, which directly reaches out to the user's intelligence.

At Dataveyes, we want to create a new visual grammar, a new way of telling stories with datas. We think this appears as necessary, for complex information is better memorized by the human brain through a visual form than words could ever be...

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Antoine Couret's curator insight, April 9, 2013 5:34 PM

Data : the 21st century oil !

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Infographics as a Creative Assessment

Kathy Schrock's ISTE presentation...

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words: Infographics as a Creative Assessment.


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Information Visualization Animation

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Information visualization is all the rage recently with everyone trying to turn their data (or any data really) into a beautiful piece of art. Typically most of these projects fail at doing justice to the data they’re trying to visualize.

Enter data hero Michael Rigley, BFA of California College of the Arts’ graphic design program. His data visualization animation is does truth to the numbers in his piece about tracing what happens to the data that we spew into the digital landscape every day. Take a look at some of the sample screens from his animation and be sure to catch the video.

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Get Lost in Endlessly Repeating GIFs Based on Mesmerizing Math

There’s mesmerizing art hidden in math and physics, and Dublin-based physics student David Whyte is revealing it for us. His Tumblr site Bees & Bombs is chock full of creations that will delight you with their cleverly looping geometry in motion.

Whyte started his blog to create quirky GIFs he’d created himself – but when he started experimenting with Processing (an open source programing language created with the purpose of teaching the fundamentals of computer programming in a visual context), that’s when his creations really started to dance.


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This Gorgeous Visualization Is What 24 Hours Of Air Traffic Looks Like

This Gorgeous Visualization Is What 24 Hours Of Air Traffic Looks Like | visual data | Scoop.it

Have you ever found yourself sitting on your flight, pondering your very existence in the grand scheme of things? Not necessarily on a spiritual level, but in terms of how small we really are. This stunning video by NATS.aero represents each plane flight as a tiny, speck, like a migration of glowing fireflies.

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, March 12, 2:53 AM

Have you ever found yourself sitting on your flight, pondering your very existence in the grand scheme of things? Not necessarily on a spiritual level, but in terms of how small we really are. This stunning video by NATS.aero represents each plane flight as a tiny, speck, like a migration of glowing fireflies.

Patrice Mitrano's curator insight, March 12, 6:02 AM

La vidéo montre des données à plusieurs date : le 21 juin pour le Royaume-Uni et le 28 juillet pour le reste de l'Europe. Quelques données transtlatlantiques ont aussi été sélectionnées.

Voir l'article : http://nats.aero/blog/2014/03/europe-24-air-traffic-data-visualisation/

 

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Vizualizing A Century of Urban Development in Manhattan

Vizualizing A Century of Urban Development in  Manhattan | visual data | Scoop.it

This unusual view of downtown New York growing buildings from 1840 to 2020 (the animation includes projects under development) is the work of the aptly named Cube Cities, an urban-visualization service. The company creates computer-generated skylines for major cities based on property listings and Google Earth data, with similar videos for Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, and elsewhere.

Cube Cities finished the Lower Manhattan project earlier this month. If you've got your browser plugins in order you can explore the air space around the ersatz city in three dimensions, like a seagull swooping through vividly colored canyons.


But the animation is cool enough as is: Watch as urban development sends structures leaping into the sky in the first couple decades of the 20th century, grind to a halt until the 50s, then go bonkers all the way to the new millennium.

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Watch Iconic Skylines Emerge Before Your Eyes

Watch Iconic Skylines Emerge Before Your Eyes | visual data | Scoop.it

Corporate real estate data offers unexpectedly riveting views into the past.


Calgary-based real estate company Cube Cities has put together a series of 3-D animations that offer a mesmerizing look at the development of the modern cityscapes of New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Calgary, and Toronto. The videos overlay developer-reported data on construction dates on 3-D mapping technology from Google Earth.

Cube Cities is a new company focused on combining commercial real estate listings with Google Earth visualizations, in an effort to provide customers with a better idea of how prospective office space fits into a city's landscape. After signing up, you can zoom around and get a sense of, say, the views overlooking the Chicago River from the 40th floor of a specific skyscraper.

Developers used the video project to play around with representation models, so each of the videos use slightly different methods to indicate new buildings. In a particularly cool effect, the San Francisco animation begins with clear outlines of the current skyline, and viewers watch as the phantom city turns solid as time moves forward.

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Francois Brosseau's curator insight, August 13, 4:42 PM

Demand for office space by corporate tenants and businesses have fueled the growth of cities and their changing skylines.  We can indeed give credit to visionary developers taking on the development risk, but at the very root of development is demand which arises from the success of corporate and business tenants.

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Top 10 Video Infographics of 2012

Top 10 Video Infographics of 2012 | visual data | Scoop.it

In the great tradition of end of year blog posts, here's a feature on the top 10 video infographics of 2012.


Over the year, I’ve curated 222 videos on this site [videoinfographics.net], and reviewed hundreds more. As part of my process of watching and curating so many infographic videos, I started to keep my own 3-star ranking system of these videos in a spreadsheet to help me keep track of those that I think are the most outstanding. The result was about 60 3-star videos in 2012. That’s too many to feature in a top X list so I turned to the Likes and Comments of my top ranked videos (and in doing so eliminated videos only featured on YouTube since YouTube comments are pretty much trash). This resulted in a list of 10 videos that had triple digit Likes on their Vimeo pages.

Voila! A top 10 list. So, in a ascending order, here are the top 10 most liked animated video infographics featured here in 2012, including number of Likes and Comments for each (as of December 30, 2012).

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Video Infographics: An example of animated data in charts and graphs

Video Infographics: An example of animated data in charts and graphs | visual data | Scoop.it

This promotional infographics video animation for the social video advertising company Ebuzzing is what I think of as a ‘dataviz’ style of animated video in that it essentially just animated various data in chart and graph form without much in the way of narrative story structure. Nice, clean illustration style, fun and engaging animations. Nice energy and pacing.

Visit the link to watch the video infographic...

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This is an awesome post Lauren, Re-scooped methinks!
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12 Creative Examples of Video Infographics | Design Inspiration

12 Creative Examples of Video Infographics | Design Inspiration | visual data | Scoop.it

An infographic is one of the best tools to present data about anything. Not only are they attractive for viewers but also include large amounts of data.

Many think that an infographic is just a graphic design created using photoshop but you can also present data using video software. Video infographics can be very eye-catching and useful for people.
Today we bring together video infographics which are all easy to understand and some of them are presented with amazing songs...

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How to Turn a Static Visualization Into a Successful Animation

How to Turn a Static Visualization Into a Successful Animation | visual data | Scoop.it
Liz Burow teaches information design and collaborative design studios at Parsons School of Design in New York, NY.

Short animations are one of the best tools out there for explaining ideas, but they aren’t used often enough for fear they’re too advanced. Yet, creating animations can really help designers understand the power of storytelling, beyond what can be accomplished with creating static visualizations. By adding time to the design ‘canvas’, one can start to understand how they are the director of an explanation, not just a designer of information. And while perfecting the skills of a storyteller and motion-graphic artist takes years, basic storytelling, argument building and dynamic visualization techniques can be learned fairly quickly and effectively...

Here are five key principles in using animations successfully.

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Aaron Koblin: Artfully visualizing our humanity | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data -- and at times vast numbers of people -- and weaves them into stunning visualizations.
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