There are already more mobile phones in the US than there are people
As radicals, reality is on our side. There is a time and a place for a well-placed graph to show how things really are.
Check out this list of useful and practical data visualisation tools to help you represent your information attractively.
See also http://dataforradicals.com
In its third year, CodeAcross is scheduled to coincide with International Open Data Day. These events are designed to be not just an opportunity to move the ball forward on creating more open and transparent governments, but to build communities of citizens who want to participate in strengthening public institutions–on February 21-23 and beyond. This is NOT just another hackathon.
This year, Code for America and the Sunlight Foundation have collaborated on three “challenges” that CodeAcross participants of any technical proficiency level can participate in:
- The Open Data Inventory: Take stock of where your city stands on publishing some fundamental datasets.
- Open Data Policy: Work with your local officials to create an open data policy, or draft an implementation plan or accountability structure for a recently passed policy.
- Open Civic Data Scraper: Create scrapers to pull down important civic information to feed the Open Civic Data API.
- Read more and get involved!
I recently got involved with an awesome new project—-the Open Access Button. The Open Access Button is a new browser plugin launching on November 18 (6 days!) that allows people to report when they hit a paywall and cannot access a research article.
When a user reports not being able to access a research article, the Open Access Button records the user’s location, their profession, and why they were looking for this research. The Open Access Button then integrates this information onto a map to create a real time, worldwide, interactive picture of the access problem. The integration of social media will allow you to make this problem visible to the world.
One more additional amazing fact: it is student driven. Two students in the UK were frustrated about the scholarly publishing system, plotted this great idea, and recruited the developers to make it happen.
All my fellow library school friends, tumblarians, and anyone else reading that supports open access, please join Open Access Button in changing the system by signing up to be among the first to try the Open Access Button and joining our thunderclap to spread the word. We’re at a social reach of 756,000 right now and with your help we could hit a million!
Bret Victor - Drawing Dynamic Visualizations
Facebook Develops A Photoshop For Interaction Design, And It’s Free For Anyone To Use | Co.Design | business design (via robstenzinger)
Giorgio Agamben’s diagram of modern philosophy’s approach to the concept of “Life” in Potentialities.
Well this is handy.
very useful, very #based
Mobile App is a software program that runs in a handheld device (like Smartphones and other portable device) and performs specific tasks for mobile users.
Check this infographics to know ten important things to create an engaging mobile app.
Original Source: http://visual.ly/10-things-note-creating-mobile-applications
LOVE WILL ALWAYS WIN
- a fantastic article on visual rhetoric and the moral responsibilities of data visualisation(via dadatavis)
Just because a Winter Olympics’ host city is farther north does not mean altitudes and weather conditions in which athletes compete are higher and snowier than Games held farther south. Temperatures vary with latitude and normally decrease with altitude, impacting snow amounts of host cities and their venues. Here is a look at where Winter Olympics have been held since 1960.
Just like my hair, my head is getting a little blue.
T_T Porque código, porque no compilas
Naturally wanting to write about programming topics I wondered how I might go about embedding code into my blog. From the quick research that I have done the simple answer seems to be: Embed a GitHub Gist into the page.
To do so one needs to:
- Create a GitHub account if one is not present.
I had a hard time doing this before, but these instructions work.