22 August 2010


New video/song from Clinic: "I'm Aware"


Did you see this? A group of students and programmers from Columbia Engineering, NYU, and Princeton used the Wikileaks data to create the following visualization of war-like activity in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2009.
The intensity of the heatmap represents the number of events logged. The color range is from 0 to 60+ events over a one-month window. We cap the color range at 60 events so that low intensity activity involving just a handful of events can be seen — in lots of cases there are many more than 60 events in one particular region. The heatmap is constructed for every day in the period from 2004-2009, and the movie runs at 10 days per second.

The orange lines represent the major roads in Afghanistan, and the black outlines are the individual administrative regions.

Visualisation of Activity in Afghanistan using the Wikileaks data from Mike Dewar on Vimeo.


Saw these guys, The Church, in concert this summer. Didn't think I would enjoy them without the Rickenbacker, but they put on an amazing show—30 years worth of songs and surprisingly proficient musicianship. Here's Steve Kilbey's new web site.


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Frances Madeson said...

Felt comes in so many more colors now than when we were kids, Jim, did you notice?


How creatively you elevate the discourse, Jim, and always so nice and easy does it. But still, up we ascend.

eek said...

You saw the Church in Atlanta, right? That was quite the show! I saw them four times this year and Atlanta was definitely the best one. Well worth the trip. And keep your eyes open...you might be getting your electric version fix early (ish) next year....