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Information Geographies: a COMPREHENSIVE mapping of contemporary geographies of knowledge.


rguimaslima:


Information is the raw material for much of the work that goes on in the contemporary global economy. As such, it is important to understand who produces and reproduces, who has access, and who and where are represented by information in our contemporary knowledge economy.


Our goal is to…

datarep:


More than 1/2 of the world population is now living in democratic regimes. Source: Max_OurWorldinData (reddit)
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datarep:

More than 1/2 of the world population is now living in democratic regimes.

Source: Max_OurWorldinData (reddit)

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Data visualisation and journalism


halftheskymovement:

Gulabi Gang, Hindi for the “Pink Gang” have taken it upon themselves to to protect the poor and call out India’s most corrupt officials. What started out with a few dozen women in the Banda District of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India turned into a group of twenty thousand members by 2008. Amana Fontanella-Khan’s new book, ‘Pink Sari Revolution,’ delves into the astounding success of India’s gang of fearless women for justice.
Read an excerpt from the book at Women in the World.

AWESOME

halftheskymovement:

Gulabi Gang, Hindi for the “Pink Gang” have taken it upon themselves to to protect the poor and call out India’s most corrupt officials. What started out with a few dozen women in the Banda District of Uttar Pradesh in Northern India turned into a group of twenty thousand members by 2008. Amana Fontanella-Khan’s new book, ‘Pink Sari Revolution,’ delves into the astounding success of India’s gang of fearless women for justice.

Read an excerpt from the book at Women in the World.

AWESOME

debugging in production

therealnerds:

thecodinglove:

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Oh yeah, kinda right.

Dataviz tutorial: from scraper to visualization


It’s in a PDF.  

fastcompany:

Sleep-Tracking Data Shows Who Was Jolted Awake By The Napa Earthquake
At 3:20 a.m. on Sunday morning, a magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck 9 miles south of Napa. It was the strongest quake to hit the Bay Area since 1989.
Now data prepared by Jawbone data scientist Brian Wilt gives us some insight into how strong the jolt was, using anonymous biometric data taken from thousands of Up health trackers worn by NorCal users affected by the quake. 
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BIG EARTHQUAKE: MANY RESIDENTS’ SLEEP DISTURBED

fastcompany:

Sleep-Tracking Data Shows Who Was Jolted Awake By The Napa Earthquake

At 3:20 a.m. on Sunday morning, a magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck 9 miles south of Napa. It was the strongest quake to hit the Bay Area since 1989.

Now data prepared by Jawbone data scientist Brian Wilt gives us some insight into how strong the jolt was, using anonymous biometric data taken from thousands of Up health trackers worn by NorCal users affected by the quake. 

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BIG EARTHQUAKE: MANY RESIDENTS’ SLEEP DISTURBED

interactive-visualizations:

Chicago Demographics http://ift.tt/1lYYtSc

Yikes. 

interactive-visualizations:

Chicago Demographics http://ift.tt/1lYYtSc

Yikes. 

interactive-visualizations:

Salaries by Occupation and Industry
Sometimes the amount you get paid can vary a lot for the same job across industries. Browse salary ranges for over 800 occupations, across 100 industries and 20 sectors. Estimates are for 2013 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more →
By Flowing Data

interactive-visualizations:

Salaries by Occupation and Industry

Sometimes the amount you get paid can vary a lot for the same job across industries. Browse salary ranges for over 800 occupations, across 100 industries and 20 sectors. Estimates are for 2013 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more →

By Flowing Data

ilovecharts:

Bank of America Adds a Mortgage Settlement to Its Collection
via James Bell 

ilovecharts:

Bank of America Adds a Mortgage Settlement to Its Collection

via James Bell 

centerforinvestigativereporting:

How much military gear per officer has your state received from the Pentagon? Wonkblog charts the data.To find out what kinds of equipment California police agencies have procured since 2011, search our database. 

centerforinvestigativereporting:

How much military gear per officer has your state received from the Pentagon? Wonkblog charts the data.

To find out what kinds of equipment California police agencies have procured since 2011, search our database

kenyatta:

How news of #Ferguson spread across Twitter 

Geotagged Tweets mentioning “Ferguson” and key terms, CDT

You absolutely must click through to see the whole thing if only b/c I couldn’t make a gif that included the entire world map.
h/t @kthread

kenyatta:

How news of #Ferguson spread across Twitter 

Geotagged Tweets mentioning “Ferguson” and key terms, CDT

You absolutely must click through to see the whole thing if only b/c I couldn’t make a gif that included the entire world map.

h/t @kthread

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