Beautiful Hurricane Net Art Won’t Save Your Soul

10.29.12 Marina Galperina

Here’s a gorgeous visualization of wind speeds across the country from artists Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg is really coming in handy right now. Come and see their fully animated Wind Map of the United States, from sea to storming sea. 

Fernanda Viégas and I created the wind map in the cold winter months when wind was much on our minds. It conveys the movement of the air in the most basic way: with visual motion. As an artwork that reflects the real-world, its emotional meaning changes from day to day. On calm days it can be a soothing meditation on the environment; during hurricanes it can become ominous and frightening.

And right now it looks like the squiggly little lines are all slithering towards us. Good luck, everyone!