Demonstrating the power of many-to-many image- and sound-making, artist Aaron Koblin and his collaborators stitch compelling interfaces from huge data sets. Watch Koblin transform airline flight data into global travel patterns, frame-by-frame drawings into an animated tribute to Johnny Cash, and Google Street View into an Arcade Fire video personalized for each listener.

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You’ve spent your winter break tricking out your Arduino board and now you’re planning to bring it back to school on the plane. Whoops! You forgot that your custom art installation looks just like a homemade bomb to the airport scanner.

Here’s a handy guide to getting your gizmos through security without ending up on the terror suspect watch list.

(via Bruce Sterling)

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