Hello (by powerpig)
The earth, by Apple.
this doesn’t even fall into the category of fail where a mapping project is handled entirely by cs guys with no experience in gis or any other actual knowledge domain so you wind up with a subpixel triangle for a watershed and a note saying that the everything is working fine because their code doesn’t generate any errors.
this is its own special category of fail.
5 Billion apps downloaded. And counting
What you are Seeing:
This visualisation shows the activity of the 50,000 most popular App Store apps on 30 synchronised 24-inch LED Cinema Displays. Each app falls when downloaded and is sorted based on the colour of its icon. It takes 10,800 apps to fill the displays completely.
How we did it:
This hyperwall is powered by 30 Mac Pro towers with Mac OS X Snow Leopard and EVGA NVIDIA GTX 285 graphics cards. As apps are downloaded from the App Store, their data is coalesced via an XML feed every five minutes. Apps are sorted and scheduled using Cocoa and Objective-C. The data is then passed to an Open-CL kernel, which drives the animation. Quartz Composer brings all the technologies together and renders the final synchronised output using Quartz Composer Visualiser.