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A visualization of the words used in recent US presidential inauguration speeches

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Finding the right words for an important talk can be tricky. How about the words for a presidential inauguration speech? In those orations, the words, phrases and sentences are analyzed, parsed and dissected by everyone from the media to historians to fifth-grade elementary school students.

Data and graphic designer Santiago Ortiz took the words from . . . → Read More: A visualization of the words used in recent US presidential inauguration speeches

“Walking” collage patterns accumulated from daily walks by Laurie Frick

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With a background in science and engineering, it is only natural that artist Laurie Frick loves data. In the “Walking” series, Frick uses a fitbit, mytracks and a catcam to collect information about the pace and the path of her walk. Then using the accumulated data from the walk, the artist creates these collage . . . → Read More: “Walking” collage patterns accumulated from daily walks by Laurie Frick

Where in the world are people snapping their photos?

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Which places in the world most inspire people to take out their cameras? Check out the Google Map app called Sightsmap, an interactive heatmap that shows the most photographed locations in the world. It is powered by data from Panoramio, a location-based photo sharing site. The dark and the blue areas have a few . . . → Read More: Where in the world are people snapping their photos?