18 January 2005

National Visualization and Analytics Center: "Detecting the Expected and Discovering the Unexpected™" : http://nvac.pnl.gov/

A visually stunning graph of Internet connectivity: http://www.caida.org/analysis/topology/as_core_network/pics/ascoreApr2003.gif graph "core" is composed of 25,000 color-indexed hairlines and 7,000 nodes. 54 major cities are shown on the outer ring.

...Or another yet-to-be seen visual interface that uses some spatial representation of the information such that it has many of the advantages we currently provide via maps: a high-level view of all the data at once showing patterns and relationships, visual recognition of document content similarity by spatial cues, scalability to millions of documents without any change to interface, point and click retrieval, attractive and visually simple display that encourages exploration, and various tools to explore map in detail.” from http://mappa.mundi.net/maps/maps_015/

“We don't believe that it is an accident that records of maps predate evidence of written language" - David Lantrip, Cartia co-founder

Everything you've learned in school as "obvious"becomes less and less obviousas you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There's not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines." - R. Buckminster Fuller

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