I need some nerdy CS art!
July 5, 2011 1:57 PM   Subscribe

Computer science-related art I can print and frame in my office?

I bought a few black frames for my desk with no idea what to put in them. I'd love to find some nerdy / beautiful / computer science-related art. Images that are informative and also aesthetically amazing. Preferably free to download and print, as I'd like to rotate them often.

(Similar to this post but not biology-related.)

posted by blahtsk to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
The Mandelbrot Set is quite beautiful.
posted by segfault at 1:59 PM on July 5, 2011


Atari 2600 rom's visualized.
posted by alikins at 2:08 PM on July 5, 2011 [1 favorite]

Wave of the Future used to be quite popular back in the day.
posted by Runes at 2:11 PM on July 5, 2011 [4 favorites]

The Y-combinator. I think it looks best in untyped lambda calculus, something like this tattoo.
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl at 2:11 PM on July 5, 2011

I was thinking there'd be a lot of stuff on NIST, like this, where you can actually see how the meaning of the images - insights like "The refinement-tree based partitioning method implicitly generates a Sierpinski space filling curve through triangles refined by newest node bisection" are pretty awesome and make me feel like I have a lot to learn.

Information theoretical stuff like Gray codes lend themselves to pretty awesome diagrams as well.
posted by doteatop at 2:18 PM on July 5, 2011

bootchart. Linux boot performance profiled and graphed.

sortvis, visualsorting (though, nothing really poster res...)
posted by alikins at 2:18 PM on July 5, 2011

I have this callmap of the Linux kernel on my wall. A print version is here. You can even generate your very own version using your kernel and fcgp, if you want to.
posted by vorfeed at 2:19 PM on July 5, 2011

Coolest wallart was an 8088 motherboard, next best was an early Mac main processor chip. That wave of the future is quite nice.
posted by theora55 at 2:48 PM on July 5, 2011

There are some pretty nerdy yet cute and informative posters over at the xkcd store. I especially like the map of the Internet.
posted by xtine at 2:50 PM on July 5, 2011

Don't have anything specific, but maybe something linked to from infosthetics?
posted by juv3nal at 3:36 PM on July 5, 2011

Until you think of something, maybe consider a broken image?
posted by Riki tiki at 8:41 PM on July 6, 2011

Mashable recently posted: 20+ Great Geeky Posters For Your Office.
posted by blahtsk at 11:51 PM on July 23, 2011

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