I've been experimenting with a data set visualization concept that acts like a visualisation of a bubble-sort. At the moment my plans and ideas for this thing far exceed the fragile proof of concept prototype I've got.
The simulation engine still needs a lot of performance and stability improvements, and then more interesting possibilities can be explored.
Based on my early experiments with this concepts it seems like it can evolve into useful interfaces for selecting items, exploring data sets with different sorting constraints applied. Interaction methods directed at making CBIR exploration of databases efficient as well as a combined filemanager/media viewer.