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The Evolution of the Web

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an interactive timeline that shows how the current web technologies have evolved over time. The color bands in the visualization represent the interaction between web technologies like HTML5, CSS3 and WebGL and browsers that we use daily. Screenshots from past versions of todays browsers are a nice addition (Mosaic 1.0 anyone?). As you would expect, it’s all built using purely open web technologies and the data is provided by Wikipedia and CanIUse.

http://evolutionofweb.appspot.com/

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VISUALIZING MUSIC
Martin Wattenberg’s SHAPE OF SONG

graphical analysis of significant repeated structures in music

Martin Wattenberg, who has a Ph.D. in mathematics from U.C. Berkeley, is a New York-based digital artist focusing on information mapping . He also does financial data visualization, where his best known work is the Map of the Market.

The Shape of Song began as a quest to “see” musical form. I created a visualization method called an arc diagram that highlighted repeated sections of music—or of any sequence—with translucent arcs

The method has since inspired many variations, as can be seen in the VisualComplexity catalog of arc diagrams

  • As She Was / Talking Heads
  • Jupiter Symphony / Mozart
  • Koyaanisqatsi / Glass
  • Four Seasons: Autumn / Vivaldi

Martin Wattenberg, who holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from U.C. Berkeley, is a New York-based digital artist focusing on information mapping . He also does financial data visualization, where his best known work is the Map of the Market

SOURCES:  The Shape of Song and Martin Wattenberg: Shape of Song 

Check out Wattenberg's post on creating the Map of the Market.

Here’s his scientific paper on this: “Arc Diagrams: Visualizing Structure in Strings” [PDF] [Martin Wattenberg / IBM Research / Cambridge MA]