Using a microphone as an airflow sensor

I was having problems with overseas shipping for some wind sensors so I tried used a cheap microphone as an airflow sensor instead. It sort of works and I am quite proud of it. At first I hooked up the microphone to an Arduino but it was not able to tell the difference between sound …

Data visualised as physical art installations

It is a trend in new media art to use data as narrative, using such technologies such as rapid prototyping, networked data and computation design. In this curated show called “The Beauty of Data” in 2007, Jussi Angesleva (a German based interaction designer at the creative firm ART+COM and also a Professor at the Berlin …

What is data journalism?

To answer this question, let’s turn to the source of all modern knowledge, Wikipedia :- Data-driven journalism is a journalistic process based on analyzing and filtering large data sets for the purpose of creating a new story. Data-driven journalism deals with open data that is freely available online and analyzed with open source tools. Data-driven journalism strives to reach new levels …

Big Data – hype or emerging trend?

In this article by Wired magazine (sept 2012) “Why Everyone (Not Just Geeks) Should Care About Big Data”, the author raises some thought provoking questions about Big Data, considering that it is becoming ubiquitous now with the proliferation of computing devices, data clouds and sensors. “The amount of data and our ability of process it …

French data visualisation experts Dataveyes create an interactive map of Rennes

A really excellent example of what data visualisation can do. It compresses Big Data into a visually understandable form and a compact space that can be navigated and explored in an open-ended manner. Interactive map found here. Description as follows:-

I Want You To Want Me

“The interactive installation “I Want You To Want Me”, by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar, commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, for their “Design and the Elastic Mind” exhibition. I Want You To Want Me explores the search for love and self in the world of online dating. It chronicles the world’s long-term relationship …