Friday, July 31, 2009

Roomba path long exposure photo

Paul Mathew at attached an LED to the top of his Roobma and took a long exposure photograph to document the path the Roomba takes.  iRobot can tell you the Roomba gets into every corner, but it takes a visual like this to really prove it.
"Now here’s something interesting, I set up a photo camera in my room, turned out all the lights and took a long-exposure shot of my roomba doing it’s thing for about 30 minutes. The result is a picture that shows the path of the roomba through it’s cleaning cycle, it looks like a flight map or something. It really hits every spot!"
Thanks to Tyler at for the link!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Overpopulation: The Making of a Myth [infographic video]

Monday, July 27, 2009

Amazon Acquisitions infographic

Found on, a decent infographic of the acquisitions that has made over the years.  Drawn like an org chart, I like that each branch represents another year, so it becomes a timeline.

Friday, July 24, 2009

One Trillion Dollars Visualized [infographic video]

New video based on the infographics from our friend, Jess Bachman, from!  Created by/for

Trillion is the new Billion!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hellmann's - It's Time for Real [infographic video]

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Obama's Credit Card Statement

Here's another one I found while I was checking out From Tyler Shears, this one visualizes the last six months of Federal Reserve debt as a credit card bill.

Monday, July 20, 2009

The American Dream/Nightmare

I really like this one from  It's pretty simple (it's a 3D column chart), but it get's it's point across well.  The accumulated debt for the average American continues to outpace their annual income.  The concept of living beneath your means is foreign to a lot of people.

Found a link on

Monday, July 13, 2009

The GOOD Magazine Transparencies Archive

I've posted about a number of the infographics from the GOOD Magazine Transparency series on the blog before, but the great team there has now made their archive of graphics available as a set on Flickr!

Thanks to Amrit Richmond, the Art Editor at GOOD Magazine, for sending the link!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

How Much is a Petabyte?

From, a pretty large infographic (as you might expect from the name).
We store a lot of data here at Mozy (15+ petabytes, in fact), but how much is that really? We put together this series of stats to help you understand just how much data that really is. Enjoy!
Thanks Matthew!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Why are Cheap Airlines so cheap? (infographic)

From, a good side-by-side infographic comparison of why the cheap airlines can actually operate with lower fares to passengers. The cost comparison is in Euros, but those of us in America should be able to figure it out.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Illinois: Visualizing Music

Jax de Leon just graduated from the graphic design program at SUNY Purchase College School of Art and Design, and was kind enough to share some of her senior project work called Illinois: Visualizing Music. Jax focused on one music album (illinois, by Sufjan Stevens), and visually analyzed different aspects.
This project is an experiment in taking an audio recording of music that is beautiful and personally meaningful to many listeners, deconstructing it from different vantage points, rearranging it, and building it up again into visual interpretations. This project visualizes lyrics, instrumentation, notes, patterns, and word usage. Hopefully these interpretations will provide another way of experiencing this album, although no amount of analysis can adequately represent the visceral response one gets when presented with a compelling piece of music.
Above is one of the word usage circles, and below are a visual of the instruments used in the album and a visual of lyric content. Check out all of her different visualizations and photos from her final exhibition here.

Great job Jax!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Graphical History of the American Flag


A great infographic for America's Independence Day from Mike Wirth.  The graphical history of the American Flag shows a circular timeline of when changes were made over the years and when stars were added.  I love additional information Mike included like the official folding pattern and the state each star represents by showing them chronologically.  Makes a great poster!