What does your World Wide Web look like? Wired guru Kevin Kelly yearns to know, and has started the Internet Mapping Project to ascertain these facts. So, download the PDF, draw a map of your internet, making sure to indicate where "home" is, and add it to the set. Together we'll figure out a way around this tangled mess of tubes.
Raven Zachary talked through the pros and cons of iPhone apps at CaT (see his presentation here and stay tuned for full video) but Ilya at Advertising Lab takes a look at a few sources for information on usage times and return users. The findings? Most apps are forgotten after just a day or two.
Songwriter Sufjan Stevens' ambitious plan to record a tribute album for each of the 50 states hasn't gotten past Michigan and Illinois, but at least now we've got an astonishing look at the latter. Designer Jax de Leon's senior project at Purchase College's school of Art & Design visualized myriad components of the "Come on feel the Illinoise" album, from instruments and words used to wavelengths and note frequency. Infosthetics has the whole story.
iPhone and iPod Touch applications showed up at WWDC this week in numbers, approximately 20,000-strong, to grace a color-coded, real-time information visualization that kept pace with App Store sales and showed off each app's logo. 20 Apple Cinema Displays frame the logos.
When they're not unleashing new Uniqlo goodness or developing things like Ffffound, Yugo Nakamura's Tha Ltd finds time for a bit of fun. The company's latest is "CRASH," an installation piece created for the "Bones" exhibition at Issey Miyake's 21_21 Design Sight gallery in Tokyo. According to art director/designer/coder Sohei Kitada, "We formed a clock out of numeric truss structures falling slowly to the ground, depicting every second of their destruction in super slow-motion."
PSFK's Francisco Hui and Sam Biddle stopped by CaT to see what they could find and came back with a few good posts. Hui weighed in on Changes in Animation Technology (with thoughts on Ed Ulbrich's Benjamin Button talk and Lori Peristere's "Killzone" study) as well as Ribbit's telephony API. Biddle, meanwhile, wrote a post about Bruno Uzzan from Total Immersion and his augmented reality demo.