“of the >200 salamander genomes analyzed thus far, all are between four and 35 times larger than the human genome”


Tim Berners-Lee on the next Web | Video on

open-source data diversity
transparent and linked
consitutes awareness


Test pattern is a system that converts any type of data (text, sounds, photos and movies) into barcode patterns and binary patterns of 0s and 1s. Through its application, the project aims to examine the relationship between critical points of device performance and the threshold of human perception.


“Bell Labs scientist Thomas K. Landauer (pictured above) determined in 1984 that human beings can retain about 2 bits of memory per second. This holds under all experimental conditions whether the information is visual, verbal, musical, etc.”

via Accelerating Future who mention the intriguing
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Innovis Research – PhylloTrees

PhylloTrees: Phyllotactic Patterns for Tree Layout

We explore the use of nature’s phyllotactic patterns to inform the layout of hierarchical data. These naturally occurring patterns provide a non-overlapping, optimal packing when the total number of nodes is not known a priori. PhylloTrees are a family of expandable tree layouts that we developed based on these patterns.