It’s been surreal watching national news coverage of Texas’s flooding from the Memorial Day weekend. My hometown of Houston was hard-hit, especially the southwest side of the 610 Loop. Using Google and Twitter searching, I was able to find some pretty incredible photos and videos of flooding taken by local residents. Here’s a small sampling of what I found.
So awesome, so beautiful. Just watch. First, Danny MacAskill is a mad scientist on a bike. Second, the emotion of this video exceeds so much scripted content. To me, this is a perfect example of visual storytelling that takes your breath away. (Exhibiting unbelievable human feats helps.) Continue reading Danny MacAskill: The Ridge
From the Google Chrome Experiments comes 100,000 Stars, a virtual tour of our Milky Way galaxy. This is one of the most awe-inspiring experiences I’ve ever had with a web browser. Go play and wonder. >> 100,000 Stars | Chrome Experiments Continue reading Explore the Milky Way from your computer
Thanks to Kris Skinner for sending this to me. >> Read more: Bikeyface » The Myth of the Open Road Continue reading The Myth of the Open Road
From the frontiers of astronomy, a galactic bird’s eye view of the universe: Made up of more than 2.7 million images taken at four infrared wavelengths of light, the new image captures everything from nearby asteroids to distant galaxies. I must admit, it’s easy to get turned around. I’m still looking for the little “I am here” marker. >> Link: The Whole Universe In One … Continue reading Hello, World! The Whole Universe In One Photo
This is a brilliant information design project, and an astounding reminder of the scale of money we talk about in public finance. >> Link: US debt problem visualized: Debt stacked in 100 dollar bills. Continue reading US debt problem visualized: Debt stacked in 100 dollar bills