Feb 28, 2008

Spamology – Spam Visualization Project

Spamology is an interesting data visualization project, where the artist uses keyword frequency from spam to form a little miniature city. The more frequent the keywords, the higher and higher they stack. Before you go looking for the "Viagra" skyscraper and the "Rolex" tower, it’s common words (like "with") that appear the most.

spamology-spamscape.gif

Click "i" for instructions on how to navigate around this little city.
Know what’s creepy about it? The city has an uncanny resemblance to Lagos, Nigeria:

lagos.jpeg