Will Google or Bing try to buy this?

Here is a bit of information about the project:

Systems such as Google Street View and Bing Maps Streetside enable users to virtually visit cities by navigating between immersive 360° panoramas, or bubbles. The discrete moves from bubble to bubble enabled in these systems do not provide a good visual sense of a larger aggregate such as a whole city block. Multi-perspective “strip” panoramas can provide a visual summary of a city street but lack the full realism of immersive panoramas.

… As the user slides sideways, the multi-perspective panorama is constructed and rendered dynamically to simulate either a perspective or hyper-perspective view. This provides a strong sense of parallax, which adds to the immersion. We call this form of sliding sideways while looking at a street façade a street slide…

Thanks, Tom.

For the 3D and physics lovers

Bach visualized

via Kim

Jon Stewart on BP oil spill

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Day 62 – The Strife Aquatic
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

via Infrastructurist

Collection of inspiring infographics videos 5

SlagsmÃ¥lsklubben – reinterpretation of “Little Red Riding Hood”
by Tomas Nilsson

How Will You Manage?
by Kronos and XPLANE

History of the Internet
by Melih Bilgil

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Nature by numbers

Cristóbal Vila created this mesmerizing short movie about the present of numerical patterns in nature. In his words:

Artists and architects have used since ancient times many geometrical and mathematical properties: we could take some examples simply by observing the refined use of the proportions by architects from Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome or other Renaissance artists like Michelangelo, Da Vince or Raphael.

But what is more surprising for me is that many of these properties and mathematical developments are also present in NATURE. We could find countless cases, but I wanted to refer only three of them on this short animation: The Fibonacci Series and Spiral / The Golden and Angle Ratios / The Delaunay Triangulation and Voronoi Tessellations.

Via FlowingData.

Animations explaining the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Al Jazeera released a couple of informative animations explaining the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Thanks, Nicolas Ramallo.

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