Zimbardo – The Secret Powers of Time

There are three things worth noting about this short film.

1 There’s an innovative theory on how different people and cultures view the world.

2 It’s really well animated.

3 This Zimbardo man is the famous chap behind the Stanford Prison Experiment

Gorgeous interactive World Cup calendar

Very pleasing Flash World Cup calendar.

And a slightly less successful version for World Cup 94…

The Oil Spill Disaster Facts – at a glance

The thing about infographics, such as this one from Infographic World is that, when they’re done right they deliver information at breakneck speed. Even if this isn’t information you enjoy reading – such as this instant analysis of the current oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Infographics explain the complex quickly, even if the facts are grim

“Next stop… Anus.”

Quite a nice illustration by Sam Loman who’s drawn the human body in the style of the London underground tube map.

Thanks to Good Magazine.

Information IS Beautiful (And Alarming)

David McCandless and the team at Information Is Beautiful do a wonderful job of interpreting data within a graphic framework, taking often quite complex issues and simplifying them into the visual equiv of a soft caress, followed by a slap in the kisser.

Here’s two recent, disparate examples of their work. Click on the images for larger versions…

Planes or Volcano?

How Much Do Music Artists Earn Online?

Designers all still at lunch? Choose a typeface the easy way…

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Hans Rosling on TED.com

I have never seen data presented quite like this, pure genius.