If you’re an audiophile, you are going to love this. With its various services, Google is amassing a vast amount of data right now. And sometimes, it puts this data to cool uses, like the newly launched Music Timeline, a project by Google Research. In their words, this is “a visualization to show which music has stood the test of time, and how genres and artists have risen and fallen in popularity.”
Visual thinking helps to break down complex information and give it a fresher perspective. Here are two ways to work around Evernote’s linear structure and see your notes more visually.
Pearltrees is a more natural way to process all we save and share on the web. At its simplest, it is a free web curation tool but with a completely visual interface (like a mindmap) that gives you a birds-eye view of all your interests. It is also a collaborative community that allows you to discover new stuff related to your interests.
Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve adored optical illusions. Believe it or not, but 1993 found me browsing my parents’ hefty Escher art book, looking for more and more drawings I couldn’t quite figure out. This fascination continued through the famous Autostereogram era, when I learned to see those cool 3D images in seconds, becoming a source of jealousy to all my cross-eyed friends.