Flight Patterns | Aaron Koblin
Aaron Koblin uses data to tell amazing visual stories that reflect on life and technology. Flight Patterns is a visualization of airplane traffic over North America during a 24 hour period. The image shows the cumulative effect of the routes over the course of a whole day. The different colors are coded to the 573 different types of airplanes that traveled through North America, one on day in August 2010. Koblin’s use of aggregated data to reflect on life and our systems is not only visually spectacular but also a reflection on the relationship between humans and technology.