Sunday, June 20, 2010

25,000 Barrels of Oil Seen a New Way


25,000 Barrels of Oil Seen a New Way

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Any frequent visitor here knows I’m interested in people who are experimenting with new ways to visualize phenomena — from the  flow of aviation knitting our planet to the  volume of our shared oceans and atmosphere.

Here’s  a new entrant, using software tools from the gaming world to illustrate what a low-end estimate of the volume of oil gushing from the Gulf of Mexico seabed looks like if displayed as stacked barrels. (Hat tip to my elder son, Daniel, who saw this  on Kotaku.com.)

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Original content Bob DeMarco, All American Investor