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What do Freud, Maria Abramovi, Beethoven, and you have in common? For one, the need to sleep.
The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.
The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are inventively illustrated in Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. The infographic seems to debunk the myth that geniuses stay up through the wee hours working manically, and that you’re more creative when you’re tired—most of these 27 luminaries got a wholesome eight hours a night.
Interesting approach, Balzac.
"The daily diagrams are submitted to us and the interns get to work combing through them for any meaning or point that accidentally slipped through. If they find one that Josh submitted actually has a point it is immediately incinerated and we request a new, truly pointless drawing from Josh"
In love with this.
(via the all-knowing all-seeing Metafilter)
“Never mind that at that speed the reindeer would be ripped apart by centrifugal forces.”
The Economist compares some of the fastest things on earth (including Santa) with a seasonal infographic. Press play to start the race.
The infographic whiz kids at Pop Chart Lab strike again, this time with a subject near and dear to our hearts: The Advance of Audio Apparatuses.
The sounds indicate addition to (bells) or subtraction from (strings) a Wikipedia articles, and the pitch changes according to the size of the edit.
You gotta click through for this one, guys.
To the extent there can BE such a thing as an audio infographic, this is it.
A recent study in Science reported that some of the world’s oldest trees—most between 100 to 300 years old—are dying rapidly, in part because of climate change. This infographic (from 2010, but still relevant) shows the location of trees that are even older, and now at risk.
Want to hear more about really really old trees? We’ve got a story for you.
I’ve got a real soft spot in my heart for the US Census Bureau, so I was pretty thrilled to discover their Data Visualization Gallery. Useful info, beautifully presented, often interactive, and just fundamentally nifty.