Thursday, September 25, 2008

US Population in Grains of Rice

A UK exhibit showing the population of the US in grains of rice. 1 person = 1 grain of rice. From Of All the People in The World via NotCot. Lots more at the Flickr site.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Continental Marginal

From Brazilian artists Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain via strange maps shows the marginal distribution of the continental land masses. The northern hemisphere has the predominance of globe's land.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Ultimate Pie Chart

via: reddit
Nothing more need be said!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Election References

A display of the frequency of references to the candidates.

Interactive Bar Chart

Here is an interactive bar chart in a museum where people take tokens depending on how they answer a question. The frequencies of their responses can be seen as the columns get diminished with each selection.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pentagon 9-11 Memorial

Today the Pentagon 9-11 Memorial is dedicated. Benches dedicated to each victim are arranged by the victim's age. Age lines start at 1930 for the oldest (71 years) and continue to 1998 for the youngest (three years old). An age wall runs along one edge from a height of 71 inches down to a height of 3 inches. Here is an interactive virtual tour of the memorial from the Washington Post.

Also Today, an unsettling normal distribution

According to an old article in the NY Times (April 2, 1946, p12) this is a copy of an official captured German map found by Allied intelligence officers sometime after WWII. It shows a bulls-eye target in the middle part of lower Manhattan. The concentric circles show concentrations of destruction from multiple V-2 type rockets or special orbital bombers. Elsewhere the map is topped with the normal curve modeling the east-west error distribution of these multiple attacks.