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Twittter Activity During the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony

A couple weeks ago Mashable had a post about Dataminr’s UI technology for the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony. Below are two maps that show some of the Twitter activity. You can […]

Geo has a ways to go, or at least with Twitter

Quick observation—last night I tweeted from the same chair in a restaurant on St Marks last night within minutes of each other. Strange thing is that the pin shifted, or […]

Moving City Map Data

I used the above image from my Living Patterns post as a starting point for the separate video that was passed on to me from a friend about city growth […]

No Google Wave Review Yet, but I like this Google Map Idea

I’m still in the dark when it comes to Google Wave so it will be a while before I can share my experience with it. And while this campaign from […]

Link Drop (8·28·09)

This week’s collection of stuff that I’ve found interesting via Link Drop contains a lot of new themes. There’s stuff about smell, flowers and even Whole Foods. Apple makes it’s […]

Double issue of Link Drop (8·14·09) & (8·21·09)

This week’s version of Link Drop was a week late and while I hate excuses there’s a pretty good one. Last weekend I was redesigning the format of Link Drop […]

Can you get lost with an iPhone 3GS if you’re connected to the web?

While waiting on the tarmac of JFK yesterday morning I started typing this post on my iPhone. While typing away with my thumbs I took the above images from my […]

Link Drop (6·26·09)

Ok, this Link Drop is even too late for my liking… But it’s better to publish it three days late as opposed to not posting it all or doing a […]

Link Drop (6·19·09)

This week’s edition of Link Drop is a bit lighter than usual. The summer is supposed to be less busy but that doesn’t seem to be the case and in […]

Link Drop (06·05·09)

This has been one of those strange weeks where everything on the outside looks the same, though on the inside there’s a lot going on. It’s been a cool week […]

Link Drop (5·29·09)

I’m not entirely sure why but I’m pretty happy how this week turned out for Link Drop. Lots of Design process, typography, NYC, social and business stuff. Art doesn’t usually […]

Globe and Street views of a Los Angeles Area Earthquake

+++++++++++ Here’s a couple photos from last night’s earthquake in California. Of course it’s not showing us what’s on the ground currently but it does me for a compelling composite […]

Speeding around the vector space

This week on the blog it’s going to be a bit more about showing what I find interesting out there as opposed to talking about what I’m thinking about in […]

DesignNotes Ten Design-Related Blogs from NYC

A couple weeks ago Blogs.com asked me if I was willing to pass them on a list of design blogs based in NYC (I considered Brooklyn as part of this […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 6th (March 2009)

Road Map for Financial Recovery: Radical Transparency Now! and Web-Savvy Obama Team Hits Unexpected Bumps A couple tech. infused politic posts about building from the ground up Obama style. Just […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 20th (February 2009)

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Remembering on a wall

Recently I started extending my morning walks w/ Maddie going up to 42nd street and looping down to 23rd before heading back home. Typically I’m on Park (sidewalks are a […]

Link Drop Contextd for the Week Ending in Friday the 30th (January 2009)

TEXT-POCALYPSE NOW? Good article, really interesting image via txt… CELL PHONE CAMERAS FOREVER Amazing image of the night, very telling HOW TO BEHAVE I really like these diagrams and colour […]

Data live on the muzak map

I’m happy to mention that the Doves finally have a new track or as I put it out there on twitter, it’s about frig’n time. But that’s not why I […]

Will I ever be able to see MTA coloured routes on google maps?

When I read from the Google blog that NYC transit directions have arrived, what I thought that meant was that I could actually see the MTA coloured lines on the […]

Routes around the world

Good Magazine and Graham Roberts have created a fun map that illustrates a number famous routes around the world. There’s routes like the Pequod from Moby Dick all the way […]

Unexpected Visualization Via Motion

It’s really too bad that I can’t embed the video from the BBC series Britain seen from the skies above. The still images that I took and placed above don’t […]

Combining an Apartment Search on Craigslist with Walk Score to See Where to Live in San Francisco

I came across a great combination of data that Lee Bryon put together for finding an apartment in San Francisco. He grabbed data from both Craigslist for apartments and Walk […]

Mapping Audio – 5 Days Off: Frozen

Late last week I was sent an email from Andreas Nicolas Fischer about an exhibition called Frozen which was part of the 5 Days Off Festival in Amsterdam. The first […]

Iced Coffee in NYC Rankings

View Larger Map A couple weeks ago I mentioned on twitter about my disappointment w/ an iced coffee experience. Not soon after I was given a couple recommendations of places […]

Photos, maps and tags together

Tickr combines a couple api’s into a cool combination of image search w/ a map to indicate where the image was taken, and there’s tags for more ways to navigate. […]

Road Map

Above is a great map created by showing just roads. The details reflect the natural environment whether it’s water, mountains or edges. Check out the Ben Fry’s maps in more […]

New York City Subway Diagram 2008 by Vignelli Designs, Inc. for Sale

If I didn’t have a lot of other more pressing things to buy, I would seriously considering getting the New York City Subway Diagram 2008 by Vignelli Designs, Inc. for […]

Turning a Data Visualisation Blogs List into a Feed Site

A couple days ago I mentioned a site that started compiling Data Visualisation Blogs You Might Not Know About. This morning as I was going through my referral sites that […]

Map mashup of foreclosures in one Denver Neighbourhood

Sometimes commentary isn’t necessary when you look at the above map mashup of foreclosures in one Denver neighbourhood by USA Today. Zoom in or out at http://www.usatoday.com/news/graphics/foreclosure_map/foreclose.htm via Awearness Blog

3 Sites That Had Me Thinking

There were a couple new sites this week that piqued my interest that I hadn’t seen before. How I actually came across the three also speaks to the miscellaneous ways […]

Are you what you buy?

As different as Kate Bingaman-Burt of Obsessive Consumption and Burak Arikan with mypocket are in how they express their personal spending habits, it’s kind of fun to see how similar […]

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