History visualized through the life of the most important humans

Art historian Maximilian Schich put together this pretty visualization that records humanity's cultural history over 2,600 years. The blue and red dots you see above are the birthplaces and deaths for over 120,000 people who were "notable enough" to have their births and deaths recorded. » 8/01/14 10:18pm 8/01/14 10:18pm

This Portrait Is Actually Hand Drawn with 2.1 Million Dots

This is a portrait of Benjaman Kyle. He's a man who doesn't know anything about himself. Literally. He was unconscious when he was discovered behind a fast food restaurant in Georgia and had no belongings, severe sunburns, was nearly blind and had no idea who he was. Benjaman Kyle, which isn't even his real name,… » 12/18/12 10:00pm 12/18/12 10:00pm

Where Do Your Eyes Look When You're Watching a Movie?

Eleven movie watchers had their eye movements recorded using an Eyelink 1000 (SR Research) infra-red camera-based eyetracker while watching There Will Be Blood. Each dot represents a person's eyes and the size of the dot shows how long they've stared at that point. I wonder how the magnetic Daniel Day-Lewis would… » 2/16/11 8:00pm 2/16/11 8:00pm