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Tween [Java]



Tween is an explorative visualization tool to seek out topical conversations on Yahoo! Answers site. Created (co-) by Vaibhav Bhawsar during his internship at the Yahoo! Design Innovation Group which has now closed down, Tween allows one to sow words and ideas as starting points for exploring conversations.

You can see more images with descriptions and other Vaibhav’s projects on



  • Twitter Friends on a Map [Pipes]Twitter Friends on a Map [Pipes] Here is a great way to display your twitter friends on your blog or your website. Using Yahoo Pipes Andy M has created pipes that allow you to visualise your friends or followers on a Yahoo map. There are two pipes to choose from, one for your Twitter followers (requires your Twitter password and you'll need to edit the source) and one for your Twitter friends (easy). Click the link and enter your Twitter username. Click “Run pipe” and wait a few seconds... Here is an example of our friends on twitter.   You can get more information on Andy's blog. Platform: Yahoo Pipes Cost: FREE Developer: Andy Murdoch Twitter Friends Map [xrr […]
  • Random Walk [Processing]Random Walk [Processing] Random Walk is a wonderful project that presents experiments in mathematics and physics, showing the mysterious interaction of chaos and order in randomness. The project consists of 14 double-sided A2 posters contained in a transparent plastic sleeve. Ten sheets explain the phenomena of randomness in mathematics and physics - four focus on all-day randomness and the quality of pseudo random number generators. Visualizations and random layouts were made with Processing. Online you can see 12 visualizations: Random Walk of PI, Poisson Distribution, Normal Distribution, Prime Numbers, Benford's Law, Monte Carlo Method, Law of Large Numbers, Brownian Motion, Half-Life, Double Pendulum, Pseudo Random Number Generators and Two Random Layouts of Explanatory Sheet. All of the sheets are zoom-able so make sure you check them out in detail. Random Walk was created by Daniel A. Becker as a diploma thesis at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany. For more information and further examples and images see: (via […]
  • 3D Dewey Data Visualization [Processing]3D Dewey Data Visualization [Processing] 3D Dewey Data Visualization is a project by Syed Reza Ali built in Processing that explores the topics of 3D Space, particle systems, OpenGL and java, alpha blending, bill boarding, user interactivity, self-organizing algorithms (Kohonen), and electromagnetic attractions & repulsion. The project uses one year of transaction data (books, DVDs, etc) from the Seattle Public Library to drive the visualization. Each particle/sphere is given properties, such as what category/subcategory it represents and how many items where checked out in that category. This is used to drive the physics system that is used to separate the nodes evenly on the surface of the sphere. You can read more about the project and interact with the Processing java applet on the website To track the development of this and other Reza's projects, see the blog. For more visualization type projects on CAN, see […]
  • Bitalizer [Processing]Bitalizer [Processing] Bitalizer is a project by Brian Reavis in attempt to visualize bits of data, '01010' in files in the form of structure. What the code does is take the bits, analyses and draws a line that is bent according to 1s and 0s. If a bit is '1', the line is bent down; if a bit is '0', the line is bent up. Each visualization starts from a small yellow dot (sometimes it's hard to see). From there, the line gets bent around according to the bits of the sequence. Every 8 bits, the color of the line is set to represent the byte that those 8 bits collectively represent (a number from 0 to 255). Like many projects we mention on CAN, Bitalizer demonstrates beauty in sometimes the simplest of things. As simple as zeros and ones, the way this information is visualized can produce some amazing results. Animations, generative visualizations Bitalizer produces are wonderful, growing and expanding as the data is read. You can either download the source code and have a play yourself or alternatively there is an online gallery set-up on the site where you can upload your own files, pick the colors you wish to use and watch the bits do their thing. Next step for Bitalizer is ability to scan the whole harddrive. Here is what Brian says: I'm really wanting to see how all the bits on my hard drive look, but in order to do that, I'm going to need to let my computer sit unused while the program runs. I'm simply not sure if it's possible for me to handle that… Exciting projects and we look forward to seeing more but in the meantime, go ahead and play with some of your […]