Friday, June 16, 2006

info viz 5

Three nifty items today:

1. The Earth, it seems, has an unevenly distributed gravitational field. The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) is mapping it:

(pic links to quicktime movie)


2. On the lighter side, map your personality at They claim: "We've developed a new kind of personality test which is free, fun, fast and accurate. Our test has been designed by a team of professional psychologists. It employs innovative answering techniques, allowing for increased accuracy and an enjoyable process."

It's kinda neat.


3. Finally, trade info with the people you greet with just a handshake?

Media Lab Europe is working on a system of personal, wearable, infrared transceivers for automatically trading contact information. (Via


Reading: The Practical Archaeologist by Jane McIntosh
Listening: Pulp: Common People

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