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TEDx talk on data mining
Two illustrations needed. Full bleed 16:9
Forest, Sandstorm (two slides in total)
Software and InfoTech
Digital data behind real world things.
I’d like a couple of professional illustrations made to insert into a PowerPoint deck. The theme is around data science and data mining.
I’m looking for two illustrations. The aspect ratio of the slides is 16:9 and they will be displayed full bleed.
#1 Digital Forest. I’m looking for view of a forest. My initial thoughts were a ‘real’ image on one side transitioning to a digital wire-frame image on the other side, showing what is underneath (think the Matrix movies), possibly showing a wireframe representation underneath (blue print style, or possible green old-school CRT) and smoothly alpha blended in the middle. (In my concept placeholder mockup I’ve used pixilation instead of wire frame). There should be meandering path in the image, starting at the front of the image and disappearing off in the distance. On this path should be placed ‘digital breadcrumbs’ (Hansel and Gretel fairytale) showing the way. The crumbs are more important than the path, so the path should not be a bold ‘yellow brick road’, but more a subtle path, almost more like an animal track (the path would be hard to follow if the crumbs were not there).
#2 Sandstorm. I’m looking for a very dynamic picture of a sandstorm. Lots of swirling clouds. Inside the clouds, and following the contours of slipstreams should be long strips of binary digits (think almost like dozens of pieces of long ticker-tape ribbon with random binary digits. E.g. 110011011001100101001 … all fluttering in the breeze). Again, Matrix movie like, as if the clouds themselves are made up of these long strings of numbers. It does, however, have to look like a sandstorm (the metaphor in use), so the numbers can’t overpower the image. The cloud should show depth by the ribbons fading and blurred small in the ‘distance’ getting larger and clearer in the ‘foreground’. The font of the digits should be a computer font with the digit zero having the traditional line through.
As a couple of pieces of inspiration, as already mentioned, think the Matrix movies, or the Terminator movies where we see the world as Arnie sees it with wireframe approximations overlayed, and/or computer code and dumps scrolling up the screen.
Whilst the illustrations are of different subjects, I'm looking to use the images closely in the same presentation so bonus marks if they have design elements in common.
With both of these, I’m trying to show the concept of digital data *underneath* the image, not a filter applied over the top.
The digital data behind the real world
Rich forest colors for the forest, in contrast to the digital image blended in.
Sand colors for the sandstorm (real sand color, not artificial)
Inspiration files and links attached