Via Information Aesthetics, here are a couple of incredible web-based visualizations:
- Population: One
- 6.5 billion pixels, one per person on the planet.
- Hydrogen Atom Scale Model
- One proton, one electron, and a whole lotta nothing.
What I love about these pages is how they take advantage of the medium to produce an end result which is just about impossible to pull off in the real world. Though I have to admit, after viewing them, I’m still not sure I’ve quite wrapped my mind around such huge numbers… For more like this, see also: Exploration.