I  explore ideas and technologies using data visualisation. (page 1 of 2)

A little DataViz tribute to The Secret Lives of Planets

The Secret Lives of Planets is a great & accessible read about our solar system. Paul Murdin does a great job of taking you on a tour from the innermost planet of our system to the outermost planet, branching out to the occasional dwarf planets and satellites. He shares what we currently know about the […]

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Generating an GIF animation using Matplotlib and Imageio

I recently visited S-H-O-W 2021, a great event about data visualisation. One talk discussed how you can change your data visualisation based on the amount of interest and focus someone has. The idea is that users generally have a certain interest level (high/low) and focus level (high/low). By making a visual for each combination of […]

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Abstract data visualisation and the Gorillaz debut album

Over the past two years, I have noticed something interesting. Whenever I generate a new visual for a t-shirt, I don’t always like the results. I only tend to like visuals based on the artists I like as well. In other words: visuals generated for artists that I just casually like don’t really resonate with […]

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Making an interactive Star Wars Data Visualisation using Python and Javascript

I like to work on personal projects every now and then. It forces me to learn something new. And sometimes, when I get started, the project seizes me and I just cannot rest until it’s done. I’ve recently worked on such a project. I made an interactive Star Wars data visualisation. Just to see if […]

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Rethinking the information design in Formula 1’s most common graphic

I’m a big Formula 1 fan. I’ve watched the sports since I was eight years old. People sometimes ask me why I like it so much. And to be honest, I don’t really know why. For some reason, I get excited when the race is about to start. Sometimes all the excitement during the race […]

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Abstract data visualisation of Daft Punk’s Something About Us

I have recently run some test with single song data visualisations using the code of my Avicii project. In this post, I show you how I generated my own single song Daft Punk Dataviz t-shirt. My Favourite Daft Punk Song The choice for my first single song t-shirt was easy. It had to be Something […]

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Abstract Data Visualisation Embroidery & The Chainsmokers

This story starts on April 23, 2020. On that day, I received a message from Kylie. She wanted to make a video about coding projects about Avicii. She did some Googling, found my Avicii project, send me a message, and asked it if it was okay if she made a video about it. My answer: […]

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Visualising diamonds from the data of Dagny’s Ultraviolet EP

Data visualization can be so much fun. I’ve previously used sentiment analysis to generate visuals of Avicii’s Tim and Madeon’s Good Faith. This time, the visual is based on the Ultraviolet EP by Dagny. Why Dagny? I first heard Dagny’s music in October 2018. She was the supporting act for Lemaitre’s show in the Melkweg, […]

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Data Visualisation & Madeon’s Good Faith

This story starts on December 1, 2012. On that day, I visited a concert in Antwerp with two of my friends. The artist we visited was Madeon. He was 18 years old at the time and used three Launchpads to perform a 45-minute live set. To get an idea of how Madeon worked his magic, […]

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Visualising the emotion of Avicii’s new album: TIM

Earlier this year, I shared a personal project. With the project, I showed how I used a service by Google (the Google Cloud Natural Language API) to analyse the emotion (or sentiment) in music lyrics. In this post, I use the same technology to visualise his posthumous album TIM in a unique way. If you […]

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