Levitating in the Transmogrification of Binary Scribble

Month: June 2009 (Page 1 of 5)

Northern Mockingbird:

Mockingbirds have a strong preference for certain trees such as maple, sweetgum, and sycamore. They generally avoid pine trees after the other trees have grown their leaves. Also, they have a particular preference for high places, such as the topmost branches of trees. Mockingbirds are often found in urban and suburban areas, where they perch on telephone poles, streetlights, or high points on buildings. While singing on a high perch they will often bolt several feet into the air in a looping motion, with wings outstretched to display their white underside, then land back on the perch without breaking a note. This action serves as a territorial display.

This visualization created by Walter Rafelsberger using Processing shows the conversations of about 1500 users from the microblogging service Twitter. The arcs basically link the locations of users who talk to each other. The geocoding was done filtering location info from the users profile pages and looking it up with Geonames.

via: http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/project_details.cfm?id=600&index=600&domain=

and:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/walterra/2631170956/

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