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Mapping the U.S. by Property Value Instead of Land Area

Mapping the U.S. by Property Value Instead of Land Area | visual data | Scoop.it

Cartograms are fun tools for swapping out land area for some other variable. For certain figures, especially data that swing wildly at one of the end of the spectrum or another, cartograms are ideal. 

This cartogram, which compares property values between counties across the continental United States, looks like bad news from a gastroenterologist. What this in fact shows is that just a handful of counties account for the vast majority of property values in the U.S. The distortion is so severe that it doesn’t look like a map of the U.S. at all...

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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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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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