Multicolr Search Lab Flickr Set – Idée Inc.

Idée Inc. extracted the colours from 10 million of the most “interesting” Creative Commons images on Flickr. Using their visual similarity technology you can navigate the collection by determining multiple colors as search parameters.

Time Graphs


Such is the wonderful world of search results on google that in an inadvertent manner it helped me locate something that I was looking for and the name of which I had forgotten. When Murat posted tag galaxy I was immediately reminded of a stunning data visualization project on Flickr. But try as I might I could not remember what it was called. And then I woke up this morning to find that someone, somewhere in the world had conducted a search using the terms “flickr information visualization” and had found us. However number one on the search results was Time Graphs, which was the piece that I was looking for!

So here it is: Ladies and gentlemen, Time Graphs!

Good groups to join/look at on Flickr

I think you can (and should) join and contribute to these pools, provided that you do not give out your blog addresses or too much information related to whatever it is you are posting. Of course, there are many many more pools that are of potential interest to you on Flickr, also many on graphic design and typography, as well as really cool photography groups. So, you really should conduct a good search amongst Flickr groups in the areas which are of interest to you. Here is some of what I found which may relate to our area of work:

Cool Data Visualization Techniques – Information Visualization

Hard Drive Visualization



Diagram Diaries

Info Graphics

visual information

Create Digital Motion

The Art of Science

Generative Visuals

reactive environments


less is indeed more

but so effective…

someone added me as a contact on Flickr. When I went to check it out, I was blown away by what was on their photo stream. Nothing elaborate, nothing major!

No huge statements, no mission to change the world or discover the meaning of life. No big words, no mind boggling statements and manifestos – and yet…

Flickr group for CS450
Photos put into a pool do not get deleted even after the 200 limit of a free flickr account has been passed. So, I have created a group for us in order to keep all photos which you upload to flickr safe.

This is by invitation only. Please everyone, get your flickr accounts sorted out, and send me the url of your flickr homepage right away. Instructors and assistants will be admins of course, so it is especially important that you guys do it before everyone else. Murat already has a flickr, so I have invited him last night. If Selim, Lanfranco and Emrah can also do so today this will be great…

Which does not mean that students wait to do so until the instructors are done!!! Everyone does it by the weekend!
grrrrrrrrrrrr ;-)

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