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Aaron Koblin uses data to tell amazing visual stories that reflect on life and technology. Flight Patterns is a visualization of airplane traffic over North America during a 24 hour period. As the video progresses one can see the ebb and flow of air traffic, red eyes coming from California, the East Coast waking up, and the arrival of European flights into the Tri-State area. The different colors are coded to the 573 different types of airplanes that traveled through North America, totaling over 205,000 flights, on this day in August 2010. Koblin’s use of aggregated data to reflect on life and our systems is not only visually spectacular but also a reflection on the relationship between humans and technology.
Aaron Koblin is an artist and designer specializing in data and digital technologies. His work takes real-world and community generated data and uses it to reflect on cultural trends and the changing relationship between humans and the systems they create. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. His projects have been shown at international festivals including TED, Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, OFFF, and the Japan Media Arts Festival. He received the National Science Foundation’s first place award for science visualization and two of his music video collaborations have been Grammy nominated. He received his MFA in Design|Media Arts from UCLA. In 2010 Aaron was the Abramowitz Artist in Residence at MIT and he leads the Data Arts Team in Google’s Creative Lab.
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