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July 31, 2006

Remember this name: Aaron Koblin

This afternoon I attended the Yahoo Design Expo, a collection of projects from students engaged in new media/media arts/interaction design at various universities.

Most of the exhibits were interesting, but only one presenter really shone through as One to Watch: Aaron Koblin. A student at UCLA, he showed two works that demonstrated amazing promise:



The Sheep Market - exploiting Amazon's Mechanical Turk, he collected 10,000 drawings of "sheep facing left." It's silly, weird, and brilliant.



Flight Patterns - using FAA data about a single day's set of flights, Aaron generated a visualization of airplane movement that is reminiscent of Stamen's Cabspotting -- though on a much larger scale.

Make sure to download the large Quicktime movie, "Overview Documentation". So good.

Posted by peterme at July 31, 2006 08:37 PM

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