Aaron Koblin morphs enormous amounts of data into beautiful visuals. For instance, the image above entitled Flight Pattern, depicts a Google Map of air traffic across the United States over a 24-hour period. In this, he has taken into account altitude, aircraft model, and even manufacturer to create the pattern. Read more in this Wired article.
Below, is a visual Koblin created of the volume and pattern of text messages being sent in Amsterdam during New Year's Eve.
See more on Aaron's work on his website.