Thursday, 4:00pm
29 December 2011

Noted #24

Social highways, a log, visualisation, book dedications & paper ephemera

More links to sites and articles that caught our attention in recent days.

Information’s social highways (from MIT’s Technology Review) studies the paths taken by viral messages.

Top: detail from a graph showing the way Twitter spread news about last summer’s riots in the UK.

The Grafik 2011 development log (from Michael Bojkowski of OK Interrupt) shows some of the visual thinking behind Grafik magazine, which ceased publication in December 2011.

Gravilux2, a new ‘gravitational’ version of the music visualiser from Scott Snibbe.

Careful what you write in the book you give as a gift: BookDedications lists the ‘secret history’ of secondhand books.

The Paper Collector (below) is the blog of an ephemera collector based in Teaneck, near Hackensack in New Jersey.


Eye is the world’s most beautiful and collectable graphic design journal, published quarterly for professional designers, students and anyone interested in critical, informed writing about graphic design and visual culture. It’s available from all good design bookshops and online at the Eye shop, where you can buy subscriptions, back issues and single copies of the latest issue. The latest issue, Eye 81, has the theme of ‘Designers and clients’.