Maps-re purposed for art. Now this I can get behind.
by Ed Fairburn
Exercise to distill novels visuals into a signature to represent the story.
Color signatures of novels’ visual content by Jaz Parkinson. More. Looks like it may be possible to order prints, and even make requests!
(I just finished reading The Road and I can’t believe there is even THAT much color.)
This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day… at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.
Physical quantified “working” for minimum wage. Brilliant!
Feltron does it again. Though I don’t see how much time he spends reporting captured on this.
The 2012 Feltron Annual Report is now online.
Print copies are available for pre-order here: http://feltron.bigcartel.com
That’s dedicatnion. He’s crazier than Sagmeister
Student creates a full-body tattoo infographic … about tattoos.
Paul Marcinkowski, a design student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Poland, has taken the infographics craze to another level. Marcinkowski, who studies in the department of graphics and painting, has tattooed his entire body with an infographic about tattoos for his final project.
The tattoo includes stats such as the number of Americans who have tattoos (45 million), and the top three reasons for regretting a tattoo: the person’s name in the tattoo, the way it looks and it was stupid.
Some data mining for man’s best friend in NYC!
WNYC’s Data News Team mined the city’s dog license database to map, list and make a game out of the Dogs of NYC.
Max is the most popular dog name in New York City. Also, make sure you check out the dog name and breed t-shirt generator. -Heidi
One of the latest manifestations of this digitally mediated human solipsism is Foursquare. In Foursquare, similacra of real-world locations are digitally overlain in which humans can easily communicate to each other if they (supposedly) visisted a particular place, and which person (supposedly) holds domination over this place by visisting it the most frequently.
Mark Your Territory is a new system that lets individuals check-in to foursquare by physically urinating at the actual location.
Definitely the most extreme example of real life events taking place on social networks.