Tag: Information Decoration

Information Decoration

Artworks that Look Virtual, but Are Completely Hand Painted

These paintings by Johnny Abrahams look almost computer made – except they are not. Working mainly with black and white acrylic paints and with a lot of patience, the American artist is able to create dizzying, hyper digital-like canvases by hand. Compared to the many examples of digital art that we see emerging these days, it’s hard to believe that these extremely organised paintings did not roll out of a computer.

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Seeing the Sun Through Data

Between its 149 million km distance from earth and its extreme brightness, the sun has never been easy to observe. Ever since we started looking into the sky we’ve needed special lenses, photographs, telescopes and sunglasses to get the slightest glance at it. Today however, with more advanced imaging technology and orbiting telescopes, we’re getting a better look. The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space museum has taken this observation to the next level with a giant public display of images and data that show the sun in hyper-real detail.

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Analogue vs Digital: News, Now and Then

The digital revolution had a great influence on the publishing industry. Not only has the medium changed from paper to the screen, but also reporting has changed tremendously. We no longer hear and believe the authorized voices of a newspaper. And we no longer have to wait until the next morning to read what happened the day before. A news reaches us the minute it happens, by different channels, and from a lot voices. We are all journalists in a century in which Twitter is the main news outlet.

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Analogue vs Digital: Still Antisocial

Some modern thinkers argue that new technology is making us antisocial. The digital network is with us, on us, all the time. Distracting us from the analog life and each other. But how much different is reading the news from your mobile device to being immersed in the old-school newspaper? The people at left are not social at all, reading the news via the screens of their time.

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Analogue vs Digital: Never Lost with GPS

Before global positioning systems, we all used maps. And they could be very annoying. Stopping along the way because you didn’t remember which turn you should take, the clumsy sizes and hard way to fold it back. Never mind the arguments on map reading skills… Whew! It all belongs to the past. Maps and satellite navigation devices are the best invention! But don’t lose your mind.

The results of people blindly following digital directions into large bodies of water, the wrong way on a busy road, and yes, even trees, show that we might have all become just a little too reliant on those helpful voices that guide us along our way. From the Analogue vs Digital Memory Game.


Analogue vs Digital: Basic Parts of Matter

Do you think you are made from bits and bytes? Stop playing video games and spend some more time offline! Both atoms and bits are basic parts of matter. An atom is the smallest unit of any chemical element, still recognizable building block. A bit is the smallest unit of information, a symbol or signal that can have one or two values. Information technology represents these values as 0 and 1. Remember: you are made of atoms; your video game is made of zeros and ones.

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Mini’s Augmented Reality Driving Goggles

Always fascinated by Iron Man’s helmet that provides Tony Stark with augmented reality information? Mini cars are working on something similar, minus the attack mode. Now owned by BMW, the popular car brand is developing augmented reality goggles that enhance the driving experience.

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Analogue vs Digital: Information Storage

In search for information, people once used to go to libraries. Fortunately, there were librarians helping you to find the information you were looking for. Although libraries are not (yet) extinct, the internet is trying to take over.

The world’s biggest online search engine data centers are enormous. Continuously they process all information to make sure you can access it anytime, anywhere. They are the brains of Mr. Google, the librarian that finds your information in less than a second.

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Teasing the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) products range from smart frying pans that check if the food is cooked, to wearables that track your health. When there is such abundance of areas where IoT could be applied, several ridiculous, unnecessary products are inevitable. Rehabstudio, a creative technology company, draws attention to this pitfall with a parody blog called The Internet of Useless Things.

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