09 November 2004

Beautiful Evidence
Originally uploaded by rwild.

... from the new and upcoming title "Beautiful Evidence". This chapter is entitled: "Mapped Pictures" and it is, as always in Prof Tufte's work, a marvelous exploration of imagery, graphics and historical diagrams viewed with an particularly skilled analytical eye and reviewed for their frequently tacit contribution to our just emerging world of visual language.

"A pattern is a proven solution to a recurring problem within in a given context." - Microsoft Patterns, http://msdn.microsoft.com/ . "[Pattern is] a recurring structural configuration that solves a problem in a context, contributing to the wholeness of some whole, or system, that reflects some aesthetic or cultural value." - www.easycomp.org/cgi-bin/OrgPatterns?WhatArePatterns

10x10 is a new visualization tool which showcases the top 100 words in the news and the 100 photos associated to them. It is also possible to directly click on any word or image to zoom in and see the news headlines behind it. (Click the headline links to read the original news stories. Click the zoomed image a second time to see the image full screen.) http://tenbyten.org/now.html

Example Image Databases ; + NASA Image eXchange (NIX)+ The Picture Collection (via the New York Public Library)+ US Fish & Wildlife Service: National Image Library+ NOAA Photo Library SearchDay article: Exploring Search Engine Overlap. Jux2 offers an overlap comparison tool.

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