iPhone + Heidegger = Woot?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010


The Taxonomy Of The Apple iPhone.

A very smart and good-looking analysis of the infrastructure that supports the existence of the iPhone from Ben Millen. Both from a physical point of view and a Heideggerian perspective, in the context of culture and society.

(Do I sound like I know what I’m talking about? Excellent.)

You can zoom on the two images here and here.

(Having to zoom into these images is annoying. Visualizations don’t always work that well on screen. They’re usually much better in print. Someone ought to create a sumptuous, colourful coffee-table book of these things, I think).

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  • Megan

    My first thought, after looking at the image above, was “that’s where obi-wan kenobi turned off the Death Star’s tractor beam.”

    Sorry. My geek is showing.

  • http://blog.monstuff.com Julien Couvreur

    “Having to zoom into these images is annoying”

    Why don’t you make a Deep Zoom version of the infographic using Microsoft’s SeaDragon tool?
    http://www.seadragon.com/developer/

  • http://blog.monstuff.com Julien Couvreur

    Oops. Nevermind, the linked images are already zoomable using the Google Maps technique ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/tomp tom p

    “Visualizations don’t always work that well on screen. They’re usually much better in print.”
    I think the reverse can be true too, some visualisations that work online won’t work in print i.e. those that rely on interaction. I grant that the higher resolution/ larger amount of space available in print can give an infographisata more options but the solution is simply to design for the medium rather than trying to create a one size fits all solution (resources allowing naturally).

  • http://www.onehourtranslation.com/ Translation Services

    I wish mac would such support. That’s the only reason why I didn’t move to a Mac machine yet.

  • http://benmillen.com ben

    For the record I agree — these work far better in the print A0. They were never intended for the web, but I thought the google maps bit offered a bit more than scaled down jpegs.

    Sorry about the brown, by the way. That, too, looks far better in print.

  • http://www.zoombits.co.uk/ sd card

    Google Maps technique is relay wonderful to see full image. I never thought this type of information have iphone, now I Analysis both Picture with zoom mode.

  • http://www.divinedeesign.wordpress.com George

    This is a great design, it almost looks like the london underground tube map (well to me it doesn). The reason i say this is because the information is a lot to take in BUT it is designed so well and spaced out perfectly that the reader (being me) has enough space to work everything out and process the information. Which is exactly what the London underground map does for tourists. Great work!

  • Jeremy Pace

    This is a beautiful graphic … but I think Poiesis is misspelled, I checked it like, 4 times.

  • http://www.producteev.com task management

    that’s cool pic. do you think i can get one in ultra light colors?

  • http://www.gruenewaldklinik.de/Bandscheibe.html Bandscheibe

    Your web site won’t display correctly on my android – you might want to try and fix that

  • http://www.currency-converter-calculator.com Currency Converter

    You might want to fix the image here, as I’m not seeing anything?!

    Edit: Oh, just clicked on the link and it took me there, the concept is great, but the dark colors used make my eyes bleed