Archive for the “Complexity” Category


Friday, November 2nd, 2007

loop.pH, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

loop.pH worked for York Art Galley on ‘A light installation that visually displays the changing weather patterns, 2005’.
The project consisted in covering some closed windows on the face of the building with panels reflecting light in hte day and emitting in the night. On the panels loop.pH team designed natural growth patterns on a spiral matrix which is displaying different animations based on informations real-time elaborated by weather stations.
The movement of lights is based on eyes movement and it should be learned as all visual languages we are used to by the public of the museum.

Idea 2007 Conference Report

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Thanks to Daniele@Mentegrafica for sharing his experience at idea2007 Here… more

digg labs

Friday, October 19th, 2007

digg labs, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

To understand what Digg labs is, is very important to understand what Digg is.

Procedure visualizzation

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Dog thinking, originally uploaded by densitydesign.
“When you live with a dog for five years, as I have with Mister President,

Language Complexity

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

The Indo-European Family of Languages, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

This diagram from the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language has a delightful family tree of Indo-European languages, but it does not explain the complexity of the language evolution and his hystory.

Social Graph

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

Social Circles – Venn map, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

Brad Firzpatrick recently wrote an elegant and important post about the Social Graph, a term used by Facebook to describe their social network In his post, Fitzpatrick defines “social graph” as “the global mapping of everybody and how they’re related”. He went on to outline the problems with it, as well as a broad set of goals going forward…

Similar Diversity

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007

Holy Scriptures text map

Similar Diversity is an information graphic which opens up a new perspective at the topics religion and faith by visualizing the Holy Books of five world religions. Communalities and differences of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism are shown up in this datavisualization.
The visual’s basis is an objective text analysis of the Holy Scriptures, and works without any interpretations from the creators’ side. Despite – or even because of this abstraction, the artworks are not only working on an informal but also on an emotional level. The viewers should be inspired to think about own prejudices and current religious conflicts.

Christian Nold

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Christian Nold, originally uploaded by densitydesign. Artist, lecturer, designer, cultural activist … etc.

His website unifies all the strands of his work, from participatory art projects, critical writing as well as new media and physical computing teaching.

6 billion others

Friday, June 29th, 2007

6 billion others, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

A future online repository of thousands of video & audio testimonies as a portrait of contemporary mankind. the people are recorded in a full frame shot so that the closeness of the interviewee’s face generates an intimacy encouraging attentive listening.
The aim of the “6 billion others” project is to create a sensitive & human portrait of the planet’s inhabitants, by revealing each person’s universality & individuality. 6 different directors travel across the world to interview about 6,000 people from 65 different countries. the questions chosen deal with diverse topics, such as family, experiences, what makes us laugh or cry, what gives life meaning, & the like.

(via infosthetics)


Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Cribsheet, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

This is the name used by the glamorous science magazine SEED – founded by Adam Bly, the youngest member of the Canadian National Research Council – to describe their visual tool aimed to “survive the 21st century”.

Nothing more than infographic illustrations (with a lot of text!), but it seems to work very well in the science popularization.
Or, at least, in the popularization of the magazine it self!

Phylotaxis, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

Two years ago, Bly launched also Phylotaxis, a visual news aggregator designed by Jonathan Harris, based on the idea of finding the balance between science and culture: a simple but effective graphical synthesis of the possible(?) balance between linear and complex systems.