This is so incredibly cool, I could not resist sharing it with you.
Aaron Koblin is an artist inspired by data and his projects brings together technology, art and people-generated input in a way that warms this old IT lady's heart. One example is the Wilderness Downtown Project - it's an interactive video where you enter where you were born and the program generates a video for you with pictures and maps and music. He currently leads the Data Arts Group at Google. You can read more about him and his projects here. If you want to see and hear about his work directly from him, just watch this Ted Talk.
Bon weekend, everyone!