Augmented Reality Slowly Becoming a Reality

Aug 25, 2009

While it’s probably some time before Augmented Reality (AR) is part of everyday practice, it’s good to see that some applications are coming to fruition.  Today, Marshall Kirkpatrick at ReadWriteWeb posted that Metro Paris Subway (iTunes link), a French app from PresseLite has appeared in the iTunes store.  A commenter on Marshall’s post, Tim, speculates […]

Personas: Portrait of Your Data Identity

Personas: Portrait of Your Data Identity

Aug 20, 2009

Personas is a new project by the Sociable Media Group from MIT Media Lab and is currently showing at the MIT Museum and online. It uses sophisticated natural language processing (PDF link) and the Internet to create a data portrait of one’s aggregated online identity. In short, Personas shows you how the Internet sees you. […]

Super Tuesday Online

Super Tuesday Online

Feb 5, 2008

I always get excited when it’s an election year, but particularly this one because it’s been eight long years. Two web projects related to the U.S. election caught my attention today. First, the New York Times, Design Observer and AIGA teamed up to create an initiative in citizen journalism. The Polling Place photo project accepts […]

Social Visualization, Looking Inside Out

Feb 9, 2007

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been thinking about different aspects of data visualization (see an earlier post). Patterns in the Ecosystem Since my first job on the web as a graduate assistant information designer, I’ve been interested in web metrics, thanks in large part to my friend and mentor, Rebecca Bernstein, the founder […]

The Impact of One Visualization

Feb 6, 2007

In an excellent article at the Adobe Design Center site, David Womack describes the significance of one visualization in “Seeing is believing: Information visualization and the debate over global warming.” Womack describes the considerations around presenting visualizations of global warming in Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth. There are lessons here for us as both […]