Ruby to visualize information?


I am an architect studying the future of information.

I was wondering how Ruby may play a role in
visualizing information. The area where
where cosmic information is turned into human
knowledge is something I find extremely
interesting. I’m sure you all would feel the same way after seeing:

Now, according to its owner, most of the projects
at Visual Complexity are written in
either Java or Flash ActionScript. Clearly
something is missing. According to Paul Graham
Java is at an evolutionary dead end.

So my question is—how can one use Ruby to visualize information?
And perhaps enjoin it with OpenGL, Cairo and Verse?

Thank you for your time,
Kyrre Nygård

There are bindings available for OpenGL and Cairo. Not sure about

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