Delayed hearting of this time lapse video of Twitter data visualizations. The dynamic "pulse of the nation" was generated from mood coding over 300 million tweets collected over three years, using an ANEW word list. Patterns revealed included highest level of happy tweets in early morning and late evening; and geographic variations with the west coast showing happier tweets consistently three hours behind the east coast.
A different type of animation below, collaboratively created in three days by three animators using nothing but Google Docs. From skydiving with Google Earth to controlling World of Warcraft with Kinect's sensor, this past year's pulse of creativity has been pretty amazing and encouraged by the hackability of low cost tools.