wind map by Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viegas

An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US.

The map can be viewed in realtime at http://hint.fm/wind/ and is available as fine art prints at http://memory.org/point.b/windmap.html

About the artists


Fernanda Viégas is known for her pioneering work on depicting chat histories and email.

Martin Wattenberg’s visualizations of the stock market and baby names are Internet classics.

Viégas and Wattenberg are also known for their visualization-based artwork, which has been exhibited in venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, London Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Whitney Museum of American Art. You can learn more about the artists at hint.fm.

(Please note the fine art prints have not been featured elsewhere on the web)