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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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