Data artist Josh Begley is doing some amazing things with open data, geocoding and archives that speak to the nature of our times. New collaborator Mike Smit today shared with me Begley’s video of every New York Times front page since 1952. The limits of publication technology are writ here, as well as our increasing appetite for photographs to tell stories. Visualize, in parallel, how the smartphone has exploded the visibility of events, newsworthy and otherwise, using built-in image and video as well as apps for sharing them. This video based on conventional media is just the tip of an increasingly bottom-heavy iceberg.