Surfing data waves

This interactive installation maps web sites and then sends the data rolling over terrain in "data waves." Like the installation Text Rain (fifth image on linked page) that I mentioned on Friday, the idea of digitally mapping language, communication and information and then re-representing it visually interests me. Putting that data in motion to make real what it means to "surf the web" is genius.

Check out this marvelous image from artist's web site. Hat tip: Visual Complexity