"There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination." - Edmund Burke
"If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy?" - Thomas Lovell Beddoes
The "bands" of news vary in color according to the category of news, in color darkness according to the age of the story, and in size; http://www.marumushi.com/apps/newsmap/newsmap.cfm
From http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/8577161.htm?1c; Financed with a $10,000 public-art grant and armed with a GPS-and-laser-equipped digital camera, Yates, 29, is determined to photograph every building in Palo Alto... he'll electronically merge all the pixels together and create the ``average'' color of Palo Alto. ``Each parcel gets one vote -- the democratic way,'' Yates said. Yates will work out of a small homemade "office'' placed smack in the middle of the plaza in front of City Hall. He wants to project the 20,000 photos onto the outside wall of City Hall (``If you sort of squint your eye, you would get an average color of your own.'') or wrap them around the seven-story building... he foresees "The Color of Palo Alto'' becoming emblematic of the city, used in house paint, post cards and computer fonts. Or, for a more personalized color, any resident could find the photo of his or her home -- along with the home's average color -- on his Web site (www.thecolorofpalo alto.com, but not operational yet). Palo Alto Hardware could then make paint from that color, he said.
Because of privacy concerns, the Web photos of individual homes will be small and somewhat blurry. ...With the inclusion of Yates' work, a click on the computer map will bring up a photo as well, whether it's a house in Midtown or a downtown office building.
Boom Ambiance. That's when pages had a lot of blinky/animated things, and every element on the page was suffused with so much emotion and excitement that you became afraid they'd fly off the page and right up your nose.