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PostHistory

PostHistory is one in a series of projects that explore the notion of history in computer applications and online environments. By developing time-based visualizations of digital activities, we hope to raise questions such as: what is digital memory? How can we understand, interact with and, more importantly, share our digital history? The visualizations in PostHistory mainly fall into two main categories: - email landscape - personal email social network Because we are interested in looking at changes over time, the main visual metaphor is the calendar. The social network visualizations are also animated over time. - Fernanda Viegas
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Time Tapestries

The day's activities were recorded within these tapestries by assigning and weaving a specific color code based on the amount of time spent doing each action, such as sleeping, eating, socializing, etc. Subtitles from left to right: October 27-November 1 November 9-16 November 23-28 - Julia Lines Wilson
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8 Years of Dating History

This chart is read left to right, up to down. Each row represents a year in my life (starting at age 15), and is made up of 365 columns representing days. You can navigate through the dates and relationships by pressing the left and right arrow keys, or by hovering over the cell you wish to investigate. A shaded purple or green cell implies that I saw the fellow in person on that day, but that data is only available for my 20s. Enjoy! - Robin We
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Heart Rate During Marriage Proposal

A reddit user measured his heart beat during his marriage proposal and visualizes the result. The annotations turn this simple line graph into an engaging personal story. Find the original post here.
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Quantified Breakup

Divorce is hard. Putting this process into numbers, images and data visualizations has been very helpful. It yanked me out of moments of all-consuming sadness at the beginning and now helps me understand that I'm doing ok, despite of how confused I might feel (looking for positive trends within the data!) I hope these web things can help you, too. - Lam Thuy Vo
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Emotional Tactile Map

An emotional map based on the Inuit floating maps of territorial fishing grounds of coastal Greenland. This map depicts my weekly emotional state during the first year of my MFA at Edinburgh College of Art from September 2009 to July 2010. On one side of the map Fear is measured against Elation. On the other side Suprise is measured against Anticipation. – Kate McLean
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Visits

With visits you can browse your location histories and explore your trips and travels. Our unique map timeline visualization shows the places you have visited and how long you have stayed there. Add photos from Flickr to your visits and share your journey with your family and friends! – visits
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Good Night SMS

Being in a long distance relationship requires a thoughtful way of communication. A text message as a rudimental and reliable fragment at the end of every day, that you don’t see each other, helps to make oneself more tangible, but also to reflect happenings like a diary would do. As a gift for our second anniversary I visualised my SMS in form of a necklace for my former girlfriend. – Paul Heinicker
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Location Based Jewellery

Location data typically stays within the realm of online maps and digital check-ins, but in many ways it's the most personal data that you can find. It represents where you are, where you've been, and where you're going. Meshu, by Sha Hwang and Rachel Binx, is a project that takes this sentiment to heart. Select and enter locations on a map or grab your check-ins from foursquare to create your own piece of unique jewelry — necklace, earrings, or cufflinks. Once you've got your design, you have your choice of acrylic, wood, nylon, and silver and you can pick from a variety of colors for each material. Hit complete, they'll fabricate it, and you've got your own personal snapshot of life. – FlowingData
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Ward Shelley – Autobiography

A visual representation of Ward Shelley's autobiography.
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