Friday, March 30, 2012

Computerized Art Project Takes a Cool Look at the Wind...

Digital artists Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg take a cool look at near real-time wind flow in this piece (still shot above, video clip below):

The link to the webpage (which looks much crisper than the clip above and will display near real time data), is here.  It works best using the Google Chrome browser.

The programmers used the National Digital Forecast Database to generate the wind flow pattern (called streamlines in meteorology) in near-real time (the forecast is usually valid within an hour of the current time).

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