I'm fascinated by Jessica Hagy's blog called Indexed. She creates charts and graphs to, as she says, make fun of some things and sense of others. Each graph tells a story, much the same way an editorial cartoon in a newspaper does. This are making me rethink my negative attitudes towards graphs and charts! (Thanks Katy)
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The Darfur Wall is a unique approach to raising money and awareness for a noteworthy cause. It is a virtual wall made up of the numbers 1 to 400 000, each number representing a person killed in Darfur. By donating one dollar you light up a number of your choice. As the numbers turn from gray to white, the panels of the wall start to glow. You can zoom out and animate the donations over time so watch the wall being built. Simple and very effective! Check it out at www.darfurwall.org
Thinkmap has created a Visual Thesaurus where the suggested words are grouped together by meaning. This visual spin on language is very effective. Try it out on their website www.visualthesaurus.com
Brett sent me this link to the memorizing Whitney Music Box. It is "a musical realization of the motion graphics of John Whitney as described in his book 'digital harmony' ". Warning: Do not watch if you are tired or otherwise impaired.