EXIT Festival

Exit (also known as State of Exit) is an annual summer music festival in the Petrovaradin Fortress of Novi Sad, Serbia. It is staged annually since 2000 and usually lasts four days.

This infographic is about statistics of EXIT Festival from 2000 to 2010. Next year Exit Festival will be held for the twelfth time, and between July 7 and 10, 2011, the two-millionth visitor will pass the festival gates :)

via Exit Festival

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[My] Grapheme Synæsthesia

This infographic created by Neal Coghlan - Designer & Animator from London, United Kingdom based on the guide to harmonic mixing (a handy tool for DJs) and his own grapheme synæsthesia.

The way that this wheel works is based on song keys, and which keys work well with others. Keys next to or below/above another will work well with each other, and jumping clockwise in the wheel will give a sort of 'boost' to the feel of the music.

via www.nealcoghlan.co.uk

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Backmasking - Backwards Messages in Music

This is the controversial practice of inserting reversed speech messages into music recordings. Backmasking can be found in recordings by The Beatles, Electric Light Orchestra, Ozzy Osbourne and others. It has led to various accusations and trials claiming the messages can influence behaviour, including a trial over backmasked messages in music by Judas Priest, although the case was eventually dismissed. Following that publicity, several bands used backmasking to poke fun at the accusations and inserted odd or amusing messages into their recordings. Have a look at this infographic for some famous backmasked messages.

via www.graphadelic.com

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Weaving Baskets from Weather Data

An artist named Nathalie Miebach has some unusual inspiration for the sculptures and music that she creates -- data from meteorological and astronomical instruments and ecological surveys.

Miebach likes to collect the data herself, spending hours and days in the field trying to understand complex, dynamic relationships between different variables in an environment. The key, she says, often isn't to examine the numbers on the instrument -- it's to observe the different things that are going on around you.

via www.wired.co.uk

Music Sales Data Visualization

Interactive work done by Graphic Design  Matteo Botto from Torino, Italy during semester abroad at the University of Canberra. He created an interactive project by visualizing the data of the global music sales per country in 2007.

The user can zoom and drag the map, show and hide the rulers, highlight the main features and by clicking on the objects the user can visualize the data. The data are: amount of sales, retail value, population, purchase value and purchase amount pro capita.

via www.ilgassa.com
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What different sorting algorithms sound like?

This particular audibilization is just one of many ways to generate sound from running sorting algorithms. Here on every comparison of two numbers (elements) It play (mixing) sin waves with frequencies modulated by values of these numbers. There are quite a few parameters that may drastically change resulting sound - I (Rudy Andrut) just chose parameteres that imo felt best.

via flowingdata.com