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Our Next Free Course at Gilt: Data Visualization


gilt-tech:

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For all of you 9-to-5ers who enjoy your free Gilt tech courses to take place after work, great news: Our next freebie will be an evening course. The focus: data visualization. But not just any data visualization: This three-hour session will cover visualizations for forests, trees and…

For NYCers, free dataviz course in October.  

PrintMandala lets you print out free coloring pages of mandalas.  Nice and relaxing for children and former children.  

PrintMandala lets you print out free coloring pages of mandalas.  Nice and relaxing for children and former children.  

quoms:

mapsontheweb:

U.S. States of Equal Population, by Concentric Circles

the most obvious and rational method of political organisation

Speculative dataviz, let’s have more of it.  

quoms:

mapsontheweb:

U.S. States of Equal Population, by Concentric Circles

the most obvious and rational method of political organisation

Speculative dataviz, let’s have more of it.  

(Source: Slate)


kateoplis:

Etsy’s Trying to Fix Tech’s Women Problem. Why Aren’t You?

The first step is, throw out the hoodie-wearing boy-genius and build a new archetype.

O HAI INSTITUTIONAL SEXISM, WE SURE DO END UP BUMPING INTO EACH OTHER A LOT, DON’T WE?  *sigh*

inonechart:

The anger behind the Hong Kong uprising

inonechart:

The anger behind the Hong Kong uprising

mckennahelen:

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mckennahelen:

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Creating/ Curating Visualisation


vaughanoconnor1002:

For Assessment 3, how you collectively publish and edit your work can be immensely creative.

Consider diverse approaches:

Current UNSW Galleries exhibitions - Lots of great visualisation approaches.These extend beyond the visual, including a 32 Channel EEG sonification installation by Shona…

Great list of links, interesting projects I hadn’t seen before.  

How Data Visualization May Make You An Optimist, Explained by Anna Rosling

alexeyivanov:

A few weeks ago Philips hosted a very nice infographics/data visualisation event here at in Eindhoven, NL. Among many speakers there was Anna Rosling, who is known for her work with Gapminder Foundation, a non-profit aiming to provide better insights to public data through visualisations. You probably have seen Hans Rosling (Anna’s father in law) video from TED where he delivers publicly available information in a very fresh and intriguing way:

Hans Rosling on Ted

Anna shared her story and how Gapminder’s Trendalyzer became a part of Google for some time, as well as insights on working with data visualisations. Although most of the points sounded obvious, combined they certainly make an effect worth understanding and applying.

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Google’s Public Data Visualization

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I had no idea Hans Rosling and Anna Rosling were related.  What fascinating family dinners they must have.  

bluesyemre:

Visualizing World Article Production
The world production of scientific literature continues to grow, at an annual rate of 2.8% per year, according to the 2014 edition of the…

bluesyemre:

Visualizing World Article Production

The world production of scientific literature continues to grow, at an annual rate of 2.8% per year, according to the 2014 edition of the…


David McCandless’ “The Beauty of Data Visualization.”  If you’re going to watch one 20 minute vid on datataviz, make it this one.  Contains the famous “Peak Relationship Breakup Times via Facebook” viz.  BTW we are heading into the breakup danger zone time of year.  


Global Android activations over three years.  

pewresearch:

Americans may not be raging optimists when it comes to finding work — perhaps “skeptical realists” is closer to the mark — but their self-assessment of the job market tracks pretty closely with official unemployment statistics.

pewresearch:

Americans may not be raging optimists when it comes to finding work — perhaps “skeptical realists” is closer to the mark — but their self-assessment of the job market tracks pretty closely with official unemployment statistics.


"Data Dance," an animation based on data from an accelerometer the creator wore on her hip.  

lickystickypickyshe:

doitsu:

doitsu:

i think my favorite picture from tumblr is the one where a person is riding their bike and falls off of it and hurts themself and blames communism for it

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i think i died. uhm…i am pretty sure i am dead.


huffingtonpost:

This Man With Severe Cerebral Palsy Created Mind-Blowing Art Using Just A Typewriter

Last year, 22-time Emmy award-winning reporter John Stofflet posted this news video he created for KING-TV in 2004, featuring Paul Smith and his artistic talents.

See the full video to see more of Smith’s artworks and to learn more about his inspiring story go here. 

Wow. I love it. This guy is the Bernini of ASCII art.

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