Student Project

Thursday, February 24, 2011

YouTube "Map My Summer" Project

YouTube experiment that asks “what does an Australian summer really look like?”. Users are encouraged to upload clips of their many and varied summer experiences. The clips are located on a (initially) blank map, building up an abstract representation of Australia’s geography based on an emerging canvas of summer experiences.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Resume Infographic

thought this was pretty awesome

Week 8 Note

Monday Individual meetings: the 12 meetings I had with you were very productive and many of you are developing truly promising and exciting projects.

Wednesday class session: Present your project for class progress review and critique. You may also continue to share your inspirations.

Here is one from me that I want to share, mostly the idea of "Life is Art" where we take real life measurement as the element of artwork, like many of you are doing in this class:

Roman Ondák discusses Performance 4, Measuring the Universe, at MoMA

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Obama’s 2012 Budget Proposal: How $3.7 Trillion is Spent Explore every nook and cranny of President Obama's budget proposal

Note the design efficiency: rectangles are sized according to the proposed spending. Color shows severity of cut or increase from 2010.

Project 2 Inspiration

Maya Lin | Systemic Landscapes

African electricity and renewable resources

inspiration artists for project two


This is my first project for Infographics. My project was looking at The Portland Food carts. I decided to try and map out the food cart locations in the Down town Portland area. I also wanted to show the walking distance from the White stag building. There are over 150 carts in the downtown area alone according to the information I got from Yelp! I divided the carts into general food categories and then used one circle for each category of food cart present at each location. I also put a letter in the colored circle to designate exactly what kinda of food it was so it is was a Chinese cart the color of the cart would be that of the Asian category with a "C" in the circle. If there was more than one cart from a certain category I could make the circle bigger and added the letter designation. if say there were 3 Thai carts at one location I would put "Tx3" in the circle.

in the review I was asked to do an other version with the major roads being a gray instead of the orange.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chris's inspirations

-Camille Utterback. She does a lot of work using a persons movement as real time information to generate visuals. Not your typical information graphics but an interesting twist on it

-Very simple graphic showing the heights of the 7 tallest summits around the world. I like it cause I love to explore and climb peaks, it's also a nice use of photographs to texture the graphics.

-Another example of using non-relevant computational information to generate random graphics. very aesthetically pleasing.


Just cause its big doesn't mean its the best...

Lessons in Visual Economy

Jacob O'Brien sent me this valuable material to share with you - a presentation at Strata Conference last week by his colleague Kim Rees (one of the partners at Persicopic) on visual economy.

Week 7 Notes

"American Toy," Christopher Baker

This week's main topic is information art, where artists and designers' take on data/information is more personal and subjective. Here are a few examples:

Christopher Baker works in a wide range of media. His projects I like to high light here are "American Toy," "Murmur," "Urban Echo," "My Map"

Maya Lin's Caspian Sea series

Etienne Cliquet's origami paper sculptures are based on internet statistics.

Emily Ginsburg's diagrammatic images for public art commissions

Nick Hardeman's attempts to fold "Mo Money, Mo Problems" music video in to a single image

Karey Kessler's map drawing is part of cartography, part of poetry

Josh Dorman make ink drawing and painting on antique map

Georgia Russell, manipulates, cuts and transforms books, music scores and maps. She
resurrects her chosen materials for a new life and gives them new poetic meaning. See "Britain on Iraq" and other projects.

Val Britton's immersive collage work using language of maps to navigate memory and
imagination, using recycled materials

Overnewsed but Uninformed is a collection of infographics by Stefan Bräutigam. this book is about explaining the way modern media communication works, explaining processes, ownerships, dependencies and recipient behaviour.

On Wednesday, we will take a look at a few interactive examples. Also students will discuss their project ideas.

Monday, February 14, 2011

infographics projekt 2 influences

InfoGraphics using only processing

Infographics likes

All three of my examples were done using Processing. Which is what program I intend to use for my second project.

information pixels within a video.

Tracking the phrase “just landed in” through twitter, facebook and other social networks.

In the Air a project simulating air particales within a city

Inspirational Designs


Cartifact Maps

Plug In Hybrids

Manhattan Property Value

Typographical Maps


LAPD Memorial

An organic installation created by visitors tying wishes and prayers to the trees at a temple I visited in Japan.



Skyscraper Comparisons

X-men Family Tree

A Perfect Cup of Joe

Heineken Pickup Lines

Fluoressence Poster

Mini Pop- What if?


Bus Ride




ooooo abstractness

and one I liked just cause

Sunday, February 13, 2011

23 things you (Probably) didn't know about Michael Jordan

Week 6 notes

Josh Dorman, ink on antique maps on panel

This week we had review and critique over revised first project in print. Many of you improved your design substantially. Some of you still need further revision. When you are done, please submit your print version to me. All of you will need to post an entry to share digital version of your project, in the comment section on "Student Project One" page.

Moving forward on to your next project, you may chose any visual media and use the same or new data. You are encouraged to pursue more personal and artistic expression in this project.

On Wednesday many of you presented inspirational case study for your next project. Some of you yet to catch up on that front. Everyone please post an entry to share your case study, in the comment section of this post.

Below are a few links showing projects that transformed data/information in to art:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011