Using Processing and The New York Times’ Articles Search API, Jer Thorp created this wonderful set of visual connections that show the top organizations and people mentioned in the NYT over a span of one year. The years covered range from 1984 to 2009.

Jer Thorp put them up for viewing in both black and white and color variations, but I honestly prefer the color because of the contrast and the beautiful work of art that these end up becoming. Not that the black and white ones are beautiful, but I just like the color ones a lot more. [via]