I won an art contest


I won first place in the Optical Society of America Art in Science Contest with the work, 'O-O'.

Statement: "This style of visualization is usually used to display connections between different regions in DNA. This image however, was generated from the messages sent between users of a social networking site. By visualizing social data in the this way, we can see how people communicate, the roles that people play in the web of communication and we may reflect on how our social behavior is as much a part of us as our DNA.

The outer ring has a color band for every unique user. The angle swept by the band corresponds to the number of messages sent by that user (the large ticks are 100’s) The connections in the middle show how often one user sends a message to another user. "

Learn more about the contest here: http://osa.ps.uci.edu/artinscience/index.html

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wow - the world has passed me by. DJPJr.

Posted by: Donald J. Patterson Jr. at November 30, 2009 2:28 PM

Cool picture, Don. Congratulations! I like it.

Posted by: John Krumm at November 30, 2009 5:24 PM

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