Stitching thousands of photos of the same object/space from different positions & orientations to create not only a 2D composite, but a 3D model. Probably the best combination of both community collaboration and massive increases in computing power. Link here.
Type in your name and wow. Baby Name Voyager
I definitely hope to make it this year, Aug. 20-25 in San Diego.
Trendalyzer is the basis of Rosling’s TED demonstration. It loads data in proprietary format that might be simple to reproduce. It will export tables or graphs to Excel as well as output presentations to Flash.
They call it Dubai Logistics City + the biggest airport in the world + 5-star hotels/golf/resorts. 250,000 residents. It was discussed in a recent Fast Company article, posted here.
From the Gapminder website.
Statistical analysis tool
Age of the Aerotropolis
From: Fast Company for July/August 2006
Huge airports, with thriving cities nearby, are rising everywhere–evoking everything we fear about globalization. By Greg Lindsay
Lindsay covers the joint development of supply centers and planned urban centers. Several cities are covered including Memphis, Dubai and Thailand.