Looking Outwards – 07

The project I chose is called Facebook Flowers by Stamen Design. Their work shows the activity of a Facebook post going viral. It takes on the form of a flower that blooms as the post gets reshared from person to person. Every new share creates a branch and reshares of that share show as an extension of the branch. I admire this piece because of the way it shows data while still creating an art piece in a way. I also really like how motion is used in this data visualization, which is not always included in other works. It is fascinating to watch how the data grows through this plant-like visualization.

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