Category Archives: Images

Funny Images Visualizations

‘The Fear’ – [VISUALIZED]

It’s a sensation, a feeling, most Irish people will have experienced at some time in their lives. It’s a saying we’ll all have heard by those in a delicate way on a Sunday or Monday morning. Eoin Whelehan’s visualization documents brilliantly the feelings associated with this experience.

(h/t broadsheet)

Art Images Time-lapse Video

Mining Online Photos To Create Time-Lapses – [VIDEO]

Researchers at the University of Washington and Google have stitched together fascinating time-lapse films based on large collections of online photos.

We introduce an approach for synthesizing time-lapse videos of popular landmarks from large community photo collections. The approach is completely automated and leverages the vast quantity of photos available online. First, we cluster 86 million photos into landmarks and popular viewpoints. Then, we sort the photos by date and warp each photo onto a common viewpoint. Finally, we stabilize the appearance of the sequence to compensate for lighting effects and minimize flicker. Our resulting time-lapses show diverse changes in the world’s most popular sites, like glaciers shrinking, skyscrapers being constructed, and waterfalls changing course.

The engadget article explains the basic process:

Here’s how it works: first, the researchers sorted some 86 million photos by geographic location, looking for widely snapped landmarks. Next, the photos were ordered by date and warped so that all had a matching viewpoint. Lastly, each photo was color-corrected to have a similar appearance, resulting in uniform time-lapse videos.

For more on the research and a PDF of the process, check out their project website at Time Lapse Mining from Internet Photos.

(h/t boingboing)

Art Images Travel

Los Angeles in 10K – [PHOTOS]

Vincent LaForet’s beautiful collection of photos on the nighttime sprawl that is America’s second largest city.

More at AIR: Los Angeles 10K.

(via broadsheet)

Images Space Travel

The Scale of the Planets – [GRAPHIC]

The relative scale of the Planets in our Solar System – as shown through fruits!

Graphic by Avi Solomon.

(h/t boingboing)

Funny Images

How to pet cats and dogs – [FUNNY]

The folks over at HappyPlace have created a wonderful chart to indicate what cats and dogs want from their petting interaction. Some useful advice for all pet owners.


(via HappyPlace)

Funny Images Infographic Innovation Space

Simple Rocket Science – [FUNNY]

Rocket science in the 100 most frequently used words.
Up Goer Five

(via xkcd)


All the World’s Aircraft Carriers – [GRAPHIC]

GlobalSecurity‘s  striking comparison of Aircraft Carriers by country.
All the World's Aircraft Carriers

From (my emphasis)

An aircraft carrier is a ship that is capable of operating fixed wing aircraft, including jump-jets such as the Harrier. America has nearly twice as many aircraft carriers – 20 – as the rest of humanity combined – 12 – and America’s aircraft carriers are substantially larger than almost all the other’s aircraft carriers. The Navy likes to call the big Nimitz class carriers “4.5 acres of sovereign and mobile American territory” — and all twenty American carriers of all classes add up to nearly 70 acres of deck space. Deckspace is probably a good measure of combat power. The rest of the world’s carriers have about 25 acres of deck space, approximately one third that of America’s [until 2011, this number was only 15 acres, but new Chinese and Italian vessels upped the total appreciably].

(h/t SunlightFoundation)

Funny Images

Key Differences between…[FUNNY]

Over the past few weeks @Betfairpoker has been tweeting some of the key differences between different animals/insects etc.

Lobsters and Crabs

Lobsters and Crabs

Horses and Ponies

Butterflies and Moths

Bees and Wasps

Earth Images Visualizations

History of Earth – [VISUALIZATION]

History of Earth in 24-hour clock

The history of Earth in a single 24-hour clock image…puts the experience of the human race on earth into context.


Images Time-lapse Travel Video

Ireland – [TIME-LAPSE]

Peter Cox presents a short collection of time-lapse photography of Ireland. Titled ‘Between the Raindrops‘ it showcases how “showery weather can lead to some dramatic skies”.

Between the Raindrops from Peter Cox on Vimeo.