About this Blogsphere:

This blogsphere attempts to capture, catalog and share resources relating to visual perception of information. It is about a world mostly dealing with Physical (Touch, Taste, See/Sight, Smell and Hear) and sometimes Metaphysical (and that is none-of-the-above category). Physical, for instance, touch (e.g., feel, felt, found), look and visualization, is here with an attempt to combine verbal, vocal and visual--to synchronously see, hear, share and do much more. Interestingly, in order to visualize one does not need special skills, competencies, etc. It is all about common sense, especially with human visualizations. In short, "information is in the eye of the beholder." Continue reading much more all-ado-about this Blogosphere

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February 25, 2008

CERN photos in National Geographic:The God Particle

[info courtesy: Xeni Jardin @ Boing Boing - A directory of wonderful things]

"If you were to dig a hole 300 feet straight down from the center of the charming French village of Crozet, you’d pop into a setting that calls to mind the subterranean lair of one of those James Bond villains" ... continue reading At the Heart of All Matter @ Thoughts of a Seeker

  • See also in the same shelf: Go Inside the God Particle:
    See how physicists will use a giant atom smasher in hopes of finding the so-called God particle.

February 15, 2008

Visualizing the holy books

"This visualization, by Philipp Steinweber and Andreas Koller, comes from the textual analysis of different religions’ holy books (red = Hinduism, yellow = Buddhism, green = Islam, blue = Judaism, purple = Christianity). Below each character is a list of verbs associated with him or her in each religion." continue reading: Visualization: Character Relationships across Religions From SimilarDiversity.net
  • Biblical infographic diagrams: a collection of scripturally-correct infographic diagrams outlining several major biblical concepts, including "The Seven Thousand Years Of Human History", "The Heavens", "The Resurrections and Judgments", or "The Failure Of Man". these information diagrams were made by Clarence Larkin about 75 year ago &, while appearing sparse at first, seem to pack a lot of information into a concise format.

  • Chris Harrison: Visualizing the Bible
  • Visualizing the innernet @ Multifaith Information Gateway
  • More charts, maps, and graphical visualization of the Bible, as attempted by Clarence Larkin:

February 10, 2008

Visual Search Assistant & Visual Browsers Revisited

[Info courtesy: nadeem.shabir, Talis @ YouTube adds Visual Browser]

OSkope Visual Search - A Fun Way To Search YouTube, Flickr, Ebay
Tags: OSkope Visual Search How Tutorial YouTube Video Images Flickr Amazon Ebay

OSkope Visual Search - A Fun Way To Search YouTube, Flickr, Ebay - Watch the top videos of the week here

"oSkope visual search" a playful way to browse for products, images and videos on Amazon, Ebay, YouTube and Flickr. You can save your searches and play videos directly on oSkope.

see also on the same shelf and aisle:
  • My Blog posts on Visual Browsing
  • http://swissmiss.typepad.com/weblog/2007/09/oskope.html posted @ swissmiss.
  • iDesktop.tv is a bright light in a sea of video conversion suck
  • Other Graphic tools that facilitate visualization: Browsing your FOAF social graph / Graph Gear and SpringGraph Flex Component: Includes: Thesaurus Roamer lets you explore connections between words and meanings, using thesaurus data from thesaurus.com; and Amazon Roamer uses a SpringGraph and Amazon Web Services to browse the “similar products” links of items from Amazon.com.
  • February 03, 2008

    Organization of Knowledge or On Arranging Books by Color

    Left: Conway Library, London. Right: Witt Library, London. Photographs by Candida Höfer, 2003-5. (Via The Nonist.)
    Rob Giampietro: On Arranging Books by Color

    When it comes to the organization of knowledge, a lot is revealed by the system of organization that's used. For most serious academic libraries in America, the organizational system of choice was invented in 1874 by Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey (or Melvil Dui, as he liked to spell it), who was an assistant librarian at Amherst College when his eponymous system was devised.

    ... One of the words that would have caught Dewey's eye was "colour" — or, more patriotically spelled, "color" — and on this subject Dewey's opinions were perhaps a bit unorthodox. Later in his life, Dewey sponsored several pamphlets about Ro, a language created by Rev. Edward Powell Foster in which words are constructed using a categorical system similar to Dewey's own system for books. In Ro, words starting with "bofo-" are color words, as in "bofoc" for red (c=crimson?), and "bofof" for yellow (f=who knows?). Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, does it? Replace the color words of this lovely final line from Robert Haas's poem "The Problem of Describing Color,"

    Red, I said. Sudden, red.

    with its Ro equivalents:

    Bofoc, I said. Sudden, bofoc. .. continue reading Design Observer: writings about design & culture.

    And, an interesting comment by a reader of the above article:

    This brings to mind a story about the late Sufi writer Idries Shah. Someone visiting his house in England was found by an associate in the library, trying to make sense out of the strange assortment of books on the shelves. The associate smiled and explained: "You assumed these books could give you an indication of Shah's tastes in reading. In fact they're there to give him an indication about you. I expect your eye has run along these titles when you've been in this room with Shah. You can take it that all the titles you passed over, or paused at, were noted by him and helped in an assessment of YOU".

    Posted by: james souttar

    Info courtesy: by brigmlt

    see also:
  • Arranging Books by size
  • Books by size