Every hour, 10x10 scans the RSS feeds of several leading
international news sources, and performs an elaborate process
of weighted linguistic analysis on the text contained in their
top news stories. After this process, conclusions are automatically
drawn about the hour's most important words. The top 100 words
are chosen, along with 100 corresponding images, culled from
the source news stories. At the end of each day, month, and
year, 10x10 looks back through its archives to conclude the
top 100 words for the given time period. In this way, a constantly
evolving record of our world is formed, based on prominent
world events, without any human input.
Currently, 10x10 gathers its data from the following news
All photographs within 10x10 come from the aforementioned
news sources, and full copyright ownership is maintained by
those sources. 10x10 uses the images purely for artistic and
educational purposes, and does not profit in any way from
How to Use 10x10.
10x10 is designed to be simple and
intuitive, so you should find it easy to use. When you open
10x10, you will see a grid of the top 100 world images that
hour, ranked in order of importance, reading left to right,
top to bottom. Along the right edge of the screen are listed
the corresponding top 100 words, one for each image.
Move your mouse around the images and you'll see which words
match which images. Move your mouse up and down the word list,
and the corresponding images will light up. Click any word
or image to zoom in and see the news headlines behind the
word. Click the headline links to read the original news stories.
Click the zoomed image a second time to see the image full
To move through adjacent hours, use the "Next Hour"
and "Previous Hour" buttons. You can also browse
through past hours, days, months, and years. To do so, click
the "History" button, and then select the year/month/day/hour
you'd like to see. To view the top words for a single day,
month, or year, select "Full Day", "Full Month",
or "Full Year" from the date list.
10x10 is built using Perl, MySQL, PHP, and
||10x10 requires the Flash 6 plugin. If you don't have
Flash 6 installed, click
here to get it for free, from Macromedia.
You can contact Jonathan Harris by mailing: jjh
"AT" number27 "DOT" org