Short: Hyperlapse and Making Data Beautiful.

I found Teehan+Lax LabsGoogle Street View Hyperlapse project today and was inspired to think a little bit about the data we’re collecting in this Big Data era.  It’s so often seen simply as an ineffably large database that requires obscene technical skills to understand and utilize.  But the Hyperlapse project demonstrates how the accumulation of data—images of roads for navigation—can be adopted to provide a different kind of “big data” experience, one predicated on intuitive interfaces, beautiful images, and a sense of awe.

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