WeatherSpark is an excellent weather data visualization tool, including radar map video, temperature histories, forecast, daily averages, historical trends, and comparative weather charts…And very attractively presented.
Creates playlists based on mood and learned likes and dislikes. Cartesian graph with Energetic —> Calm on the y-axis, Dark —> Positive on the x-axis. Can narrow results by music genre and decade/time period.
A project by Christian Marc Schmidt & Liangjie Xia
By revealing the social networks present within the urban environment, Invisible Cities describes a new kind of city—a city of the mind. It displays geocoded activity from online services such as Twitter and Flickr, both in real-time and in aggregate. Real-time activity is represented as individual nodes that appear whenever a message or image is posted. Aggregate activity is reflected in the underlying terrain: over time, the landscape warps as data is accrued, creating hills and valleys representing areas with high and low densities of data.
This is terribly silly, but also an excellent example of a way of mapping a passage of text, with external factors (the “memetic significance” of various passages, i.e. “How much did was that particular section mocked in the internet/YouTube/pop cultural arena?”) taken into account and given visual expression.