Or, beyond the tangent du jour.
(for more on the thumbnail, and the punchline, see “Death will be your Santa Claus,” Cat and Girl Donation Derby, 2010-10-11)
Structuralism is not dead: it just went underground for a bit to spend some quality time hanging with the hip kids. More fun and productive than bitching about its enemies, the Forces of Weak Pseudo-Thinking, and having to listen to their confused and obfuscating mumblings and witterings. See also: “The Emperor’s New Clothes” (H.C. Andersen trans. Jean Hersholt)
Infographics have been around for a while. They’re not new. They’re still cool. And good to keep in mind if one is thinking about / working on big hairy complicated works with tingle-inducing structures (by which I mean medieval literature, not The Book: I’m not *that* vain).
Some historically-important items:
- Cool Infographics Blog: the grandaddy and grand master of them all
- the Human Factors Blog: Infographics in Movies
- mental_floss Blog: 6 Less-Than-Helpful Infographics (see also: search results for “infographics”)
- Parka Blogs: Rise in Infographics Blogs, Websites And Resources
And another bunch …
- Designer Daily: 14 Visually Stunning Animated Infographics
- Distilled blog: A Resource For Information Visualisation & Infographics
- Econsultancy: 15 more awesome social media infographics
- Francesco Mugnai: 50 great examples of infographics
- Fresh Egg: Famous Film Quotes In Infographics
- The Future Buzz: Data Visualization And Infographics To Tell Your Story
- Graphic Design Blog: 15 Interesting Infographics – Transformation of data to visual!
- Hongkiat.com: 50 Informative and Well-designed Infographics
- Inspired Magazine: 20 Essential Infographics & Data Visualization Blogs
- Insure.com: 10 amazing infographics to help you visualize disasters
- One Man and His Blog: Science Online: Cultures Clash over Infographics
- Overthinking It: The Female Character Flowchart
- Chris Devers’s Posterous
- RaceTalkBlog: PR and Social Media Blog | Are Infographics The New B-Roll for Communicators?
- Simple Complexity: Using Infographics to Study Character Relationships – ‘Jules et Jim’
- Smashing Magazine: Data Visualization and Infographics Resources
- Tagxedo – Tag Cloud with Styles
- Technorati Videos: Infographics Rise in Popularity
- TrendLand: The Beauty of Infographics
- Viralblog: Five Most Essential Social Media Infographics
- Wine Crush Blog: Best Wine Infographics Period
Another mapping: Hans Christian Andersen, Legoland–Billund, Denmark.
Image source: Geoff Hunt (all hail, fellow Lego-afficionado!).
The finest result from the logical next step, a Google search for “infographics” + “lego” =
“Cronología del caso de espionaje entre las dos escuderías de F1” (Matías Cortina, El País, 2007-09-24)