“Today’s Front Pages: Map View” is the Newseum’s new map-based browsing app — click open page one of 800+ worldwide newspapers:
A global tour of J-based data-viz, from IBM Many Eyes to Brazil’s Infografio 2.0, Journalism in the Age of Data: “A video report on data visualization as a storytelling medium.”
The annotated Flash chapters are best, but there’s also a 50min Vimeo video, a podcast series (.m4v), and an accessible set of YouTube vids. (Produced by Geoff McGhee during a Knight Journalism Fellowship.)
via FlowingData (“Basically, all the repeat offenders here on FlowingData are in this video talking about what they do best…”).
Our “Oddio Art” automated hyperactive audio-art generator features Martin Luther King Jr, Maya Angelou, and Ted Kennedy, with music by Joe Bass and Flash-yness from Eli 5 Stone.
Ad agency Wieden+Kennedy has, what I consider, a rarity: a well-implemented Flash site. Their front-page timeline works very well, and tho it could have been done in AJAX, is probably better in Flash.
via Ben- Comma Q.
Scroll this 100 meter long photo in photographer Simon Høgsberg’s online flash-y exhibit: We’re All Gonna Die — 100 Meters of Existence.
Time suck alert— Qwerty-rock with your keyboard on this Drum Kit.
One in 8 Million is a new online NYTimes series photo-sound portraits: “A collection of stories from the legions of characters who call New York’s five boroughs home. A new story will be added weekly.”
An interactive (flash) Olympic Medal Count Map/chart/list, from the 1896 Olympic Games in Athens to 2008 in Beijing, on NYTimes.com. Screenshot:
Circles are sized by the number of medals that countries won in summer Olympic Games. Use the slider to view past Olympics, or click on a country to display a list of its medal winners.
via Ben- Comma Q.
If Hearing Voices was a South Park character, built with SP Studio:
via Puddles of Thought.
MediaStorm: Iraqi Kurdistan by Ed Kashi is a photo-portrait of Iraqi Kurdistan made from photo stills into a flipbook-style animation .
“Iraqi Kurdistan is an expansive look into the daily lives of the Kurdish people of northern Iraq. These images provide an alternative perspective on a changing culture, one different from the destruction and discord that dominates so much media coverage of the region. Here are policemen seated on the floor, eating lunch and laughing, old men taking care of their fields and young girls celebrating at a suburban birthday party.
There is also hardship and tribulation, to be sure; the Iraqi Kurds endured generations of brutality under Saddam Hussein. His genocidal campaigns cost close to 200,000 lives.
Tony-b Machine is a interactive flash/programmation that incorporates audio samples to simulate a electronic keyboard, it stores, catalogs and hosts an extensive collection of user created music. Tony-b Machine originated November 2006 as a simple keyboard with 8 chords. Second generation Tony-b, February 2007, integrated sound samples and a user forum. The current installment resembles a laptop and enables users to archive 12 pieces under their account. Enjoy Tony-b Machine.
Now here’s how to sell some stuff: HEMA – online winkelen. Takes about a minute for the party to start, so give it a little time.
Just when you think the web is a crass commerical lowest common devolutionary ticket to viral idiocracy… you stop and realize, it’s actually much worse than that. But, hey, Jesus’ b-day approacheth, so go Elf Yourself.
(My wife and sis-in-law elfed.)
Oldie, but a web classic (originally a Flash creation by dunno-who), “End of Ze World”:
AARP Prime Time Radio has posted a photo-audio gallery of Gordon Hempton’s Sounds of Silence. Hempton is aka Sound Tracker , “an international acoustic ecologists,” and instigator of the One Square Inch project.
Goggles, GoogleMaps flash Flight Sim (beta)– tres kewl.
via some velvet blog.
Photojournalist Colin Mulvany, of the has this nice flash a/v slideshow on an Artificial Eye Maker. From the Spokesman Review:
Ocularist Kim Erickson is an artist. But his pieces don’t hang in museums. In fact, his masterpieces go unnoticed by all but their owners. Erickson, like his father before him, handcrafts plastic prosthetic eyes from his office in downtown Spokane. “My best work is invisible,” he says.
Found by Lu Olkowski.