Can’t wait for this. I’m a nerd for data visualization, especially when it’s actually art.

davidkaneda:

iA has announced Big Bang, the next version of their excellent Web Trend Map. The Web Trend Map is a data visualization of prominent web content and interconnections. This year, they are introducing Twitter and Facebook into the mix — check out their post to see exactly how the data will be culminated. Visually, the starting concept looks fantastic. In their own words:

It’s going to look like a late sixties, early seventies object that your parents would have put on their wall slightly influenced by some LSD flashback. OK, now you can faint.

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headunderwater:

Mux Mool – Get Better John

I haven’t posted a beat in a while. With this I want a little outside the box with a 8-bit/hip-hop fusion of a hotness. This dude is out of Brooklyn, NY. Also be sure to peep the album cover for Skulltaste it’s rad.

Back story on how he got his name: As for where he got that name, Lindgren offers up an oddly telling story: he was dubbed Mux Mool by a band he admired, after he posted a blog on MySpace soliciting fans to submit names for his project. ‘Mux is short for ‘multiplexing,” which is the streaming of many types of information through one channel,’ he explains, “and Chac-Mool is an ancient Meso-American statue of a reclining man.” A technologically complex breed of synthesis and a timeless piece of indigenous art. Sounds about right. – Via YYY

Man, this is really awesome. Gorgeous site and lots of nice art.

fascinated:

The coolest thing I found out about at SXSW this year, is 20×200.  20×200 is a well-executed and curated Internet gallery by Jen Bekman that elegantly packages and sells the work they display.  It is just so, SO sexy:

When we first launched, the smallest size was reprinted in the largest batch — an edition of 200 — and sold at the lowest price — $20. … We’ve since gotten a little more creative with our editions and print sizes. While we’ve always offered bigger prints for bolder collectors – 17”x22” editions of 20 for $200, and 30”x40” editions of 2 for $2000, we now also offer something in between – 11”x14” editions of 500 for $50 and 20”x24” editions of 50 for $500. 

Have a look!