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Writing Without Words: Visualizing Jack Kerouac’s On The Road
Writing Without Words: Visualizing Jack Kerouac’s On The Road

Literature as a canvas, a book as a living organism, and rhythm as a texture.

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The Sale of Manhattan: A Saul Bass Gem Circa 1962
The Sale of Manhattan: A Saul Bass Gem Circa 1962

What Saul Bass has to do with George W, or why Manhattan is worth $32 worth of junk jewelry.

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Pure Process: Picking the Creative Brain
Pure Process: Picking the Creative Brain

What coffee, ironing and crying newborns have to do with the birth of an idea.

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Running The Numbers: Oceanographic Visualization
Running The Numbers: Oceanographic Visualization

What 20,500 tuna have to do with your old toothbrush, or how a plastic comb ended up on top of Japan’s most iconic volcano.

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Photographic Time Machine
Photographic Time Machine

How to tear the space-time continuum with your bare hands and a camera lens.

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A Typographic Visualization of Every TED Talk, Ever
A Typographic Visualization of Every TED Talk, Ever

9,306 hours of culture’s biggest brain cloud, condensed into a tiny word cloud.

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