Visualisation techniques

This is interesting, an interactive compilation of data visualisation techniques.

Visualisation Methods

Quite a few here I didn't recognise. Click on the image to load the full diagram then hover over each cell for an example.

Via MacSparky


Ode to invention, Maira Kalman

Steve Zeoli posted a link to the work of Maira Kalman in the NY Times today, in this case an enlightening graphic celebration of the inventiveness of Benjamin Franklin. This post was part of a series - "The Pursuit of Happiness (2009)" - a year long exploration of American History and democracy beginning with a story on the inauguration of Barack Obama.

Here is the NY Times article -> Can Do

I am looking forward to checking out more of her work, especially the illustrated Michael Pollan book.


Chilly chook

While browsing the website of designer Zach Debord (found via a Make RSS post) I came across this great picture of a chook in the snow with a jumper on, she looks very cosy. Head over to their site to see more of these pictures in a slideshow.
Their blog has quite a few posts about their chickens and burgeoning interest in Permaculture.
Worth a look.

For the those with a technical bent Zach's beam robots are stunning works that merge art and electronics.

They remind me this work by Robert Klippel which featured 87 small painted objects.