May 27, 2006

Infinite mosaics

Andries Odendaal (of Wireframe fame) has created has created Information, an endlessly zoomable series of photomosaics. The renderings have a certain Chuck Close quality to them (<a href=right?), and they show off sponsor Getty’s collection in a great light. [Via Mark Kawano] See also the other components of the 10 ways project.
I also happened across some of Jim Bumgardner’s mosaic portraits built from Flickr tags, the makings of which are covered in his book Flickr Hacks. I like the efforts to plot photos according to time. (Some of the visuals remind me of the graphical depictions of one’s own DNA available from various companies.)
For a mosaic of another sort, check out Technology Smiling, a rendering of the Mona Lisa done in computer parts. [Via]
And elsewhere in the world of visualization, Sala at has posted graphical views of Web site tags. I’m not entirely sure how to interpret the results, but they’re easy on the eyes. Take a look at your site via the same applet, here. [Via Marc Pawliger]

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