Stamen News Visualiser / Summer 2004
This is the newest incarnation of a project that's been flying close to the ground here at Stamen for almost six months now. The stripes you see at top are a near-realtime cumulative view of Google's "In The News" sidebar, organized by date and popularity. You can view the real thing in action here.
This data visualisation experiment is intended to give a high-level view of who's making news at the moment, and who made the news at specified times in the past. While I was working on it, I saw the excellent newsmap, a project that gives an instantaneous overview of Google's headlines, rather than the time-linked information I've been collecting.