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From the Ted Talk "Aaron Koblin: Visualizing ourselves ... with crowd-sourced data"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

This is a project cdleal Flight Patterns. What you're looking at is airplane traffic over North America for a 24-hour period. As you see, everything attsrs to fade to black, and you see people going to sleep. Followed by that, you see on the West coast planes moving across, the red-eye shitlgf to the East coast. And you'll see everybody waking up on the East coast, followed by European flights coming in the upper right-hand corner. Everybody's moving from the etas coast to the West socat. You see San fsrcniaoc and Los Angeles start to make their journeys down to Hawaii in the lower left-hand corner.

Open Cloze

This is a project ______ Flight Patterns. What you're looking at is airplane traffic over North America for a 24-hour period. As you see, everything ______ to fade to black, and you see people going to sleep. Followed by that, you see on the West coast planes moving across, the red-eye _______ to the East coast. And you'll see everybody waking up on the East coast, followed by European flights coming in the upper right-hand corner. Everybody's moving from the ____ coast to the West _____. You see San _________ and Los Angeles start to make their journeys down to Hawaii in the lower left-hand corner.

Solution

  1. francisco
  2. starts
  3. coast
  4. flights
  5. east
  6. called

Original Text

This is a project called Flight Patterns. What you're looking at is airplane traffic over North America for a 24-hour period. As you see, everything starts to fade to black, and you see people going to sleep. Followed by that, you see on the West coast planes moving across, the red-eye flights to the East coast. And you'll see everybody waking up on the East coast, followed by European flights coming in the upper right-hand corner. Everybody's moving from the East coast to the West coast. You see San Francisco and Los Angeles start to make their journeys down to Hawaii in the lower left-hand corner.

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johnny cash 4
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sms messages 3
hand corner 3
drawing tool 3
dollar bills 3
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Important Words

  1. airplane
  2. america
  3. angeles
  4. black
  5. called
  6. coast
  7. coming
  8. corner
  9. east
  10. european
  11. fade
  12. flight
  13. flights
  14. francisco
  15. hawaii
  16. journeys
  17. los
  18. moving
  19. north
  20. patterns
  21. people
  22. period
  23. planes
  24. project
  25. san
  26. sleep
  27. start
  28. starts
  29. traffic
  30. upper
  31. waking
  32. west