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The Nieman Journalism Lab has a nice round-up of some beautifully informative and often luscious work that “visualizes” news — that is, turns news trends (and the social concerns and changes they document) into visual representations of data, like changing maps, splats of paint, or — a favorite — a simple needle meter. For example:…

A while back I tossed up some of Callie Shell’s photos of Obama, and the post turned out to be one of the more popular here at Neuron Culture. Recently Soulcatcher Studios, the site that is running an expanded version of that slide show, has a portfolio of the lovely, strange, and arresting 1928 master…

The Amygdaloids at the 92d Y, 4/3/08. Music starts at about 3m. LeDoux’s the guitarist who is NOT singing. (Maybe it scares him?) A few months back I gave a heads-up that NYU neuroscientist Joe LeDoux and his band, t the Amygdaloids, were playing in NYC. Well, the virus has spread! At Rock-It Science, March…

Oh man. This is good. Via Kottke, who has other mixes as well. Soviet Army dance ensemble + Run DMC = the invention of breakdancing in the mid-1900s.

The mark of the man of the day

Off my usual route — but isn’t Obama on everyone’s today? Much to admire in the man. Seems almost too much to ask that his signature could be so attractive as well. But there it is. This is from the first proclamation he signed soon after taking office. That’s from Reuters . Another site has…

Why do I love paper art so much? Intersection of book, art, and (by presentation here) new media? Or is just because it’s pretty? This certainly is. A video of a walk through a highly literary society. I love the nighttime section. From the folks at 4th Estate Hat tip: Alice

The bloggers at the design firm Pentagram know how to write a lede: During the financially dismal 2008 holiday shopping season, one product held up nicely: bras. Some great design worth exploring there, from the outfit that did the signage for the front of the Times building and the Atlantic redesign.

Alice pops out of the looking glass

Always nice when a scene just jumps off the page. Alice’s tea party Birds of the open forest dawn Artist is Su Blackwell, whose site has a whole gallery of such enchantment. Hat tip to my better half, Alice, who likes a) good art, b) cut-outs, and c) the Alice pictured.