While doing some semi-random surfing using Stumbleupon, I came across a website, 10 Ways, that is a collaboration of five designers, each with two projects. Two that caught my eye are Light and Information, both found under project Sumona. They are variations on a similar idea, using images (from Getty Images) in a fascinating way.
Light has a collection of images mapped onto a a rotating sphere that you can interact with.
Information starts with an initial image, and as you zoom in on area, you see a grid of smaller images that constitute the image – like pseudo-pixels. The idea is not new, but it’s presentation on a website is not one I’ve seen before.
I recorded a 3 minute screencast of a “journey” through Information, which you can see below. Please note: all of the images used in the Information project and thus the video below are property of Getty Images.