Friday, December 31, 2010

Information is Beautiful go animated

I gave my pops the Information is Beautiful book for chrimbo, so we had some fun perusing it, finding fault with things we know a little about, and being flabbergasted by those of which we know nought. It's a great book to have around and very engaging - I think its interesting and valuable to see the myriad ways in which datasets can be visualised and interpreted, and that this can be as subjective as any other artform. But as data becomes increasingly open to all we need more and varied 'information designers' interpreting that data.

Anyway, David McCandless, author of said book has just posted some rather good wee animations that make the topic of UK spending yet more interesting, if that's possible..

Happy New Year When It Comes!

Friday, December 03, 2010

Go Team

There's a new Go Team album out in the new year and they've been playing the first track (T.O.R.N.A.D.O) on 6music the last few days. The sample was bugging me, then I realised today it's an Antibalas track. Check it out!


Thursday, December 02, 2010


Originally uploaded by Spherical Roy
Craiglinn, Cumbernauld