30 Jan 2013

Aaron Koblin

I can’t say he is not the most creative guy for visualization art. This is a TED Talk for briefing his collection of works. It is important to notice the medium of art is transforming from novel to movie, and movie to interface. Below I will show two projects by him with different ideas.


Johnny Cash Project

Johnny Cash Project is a visual project for recollection of Johnny Cash and his spirit. It allows global collaboration to share fans’ vision of Johnny Cash by recreate frames of MV “Ain’t no Grave”. Below is how it works.


The Wilderness Downtown

Instead of the case of Johnny Cash Project in which people globally together complete a work, The Wilderness Downtown is a project where a small group of people generate video art for different users based on their places of birth using HTML5 experimentation. You may check the link.

Hans Rosling – GapMinder

Hans Rosling is a world-known Swedish educator and data visualization expert. Above is a TEDx Talk he made in Doha, where TEDxSummit happens. In the video, he is using the software Gapminder made by himself. The gapminder has an advantage to represent data in more dimensions than originally tools can do. It is later developed by Google into Google public Data Explorer, which I used in my degree thesis.