Michael Paukner’s The Bigger Picture Album on Flickr is a fascinating tour of some of history’s biggest ideas as visualized through Paukner’s informative and elegant poster designs. The ideas represented span the range from conventional thought to controversial theories both old and new. All of the images are accompanied by a brief description and history of the theories represented.
Wright’s Celestial Map of the Universe, 1742
Thomas Wright was an 18th-Century English astronomer who was credited with being the first to describe the shape of our own Milky Way galaxy.
Visualizing Prime Numbers
Jason Davies has created a way to visualize prime numbers as periodic curves (curves that repeat every n points). Wherever only two curves intersect (for 1 and the number), that’s a prime.
Play with the interactive, zoomable version here. Awesome stuff!