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maxgadney.com: A Few good men
"The recent generation of young turks is doubtless having fun with data scrawling but at some point it will pass people by unless there is a purpose or utility to it. They've got the engagement sorted. These things are mostly usable. What they are not is useful.

That is where people like Few come in. They work in analytics - using data for decision making. They are ideal real-life mentors, solving real life problems. They can point the way to thinking of these apps as tools for whatever outcomes." Max is right - it's a great blog. Good spot.
data  visualisation  informatics  information  stephenfew  blog 
april 2011 by infovore
urban computing conference title generator
"Do you like cities? Do you like architecture? Do you like speaking at conferences?" I think this has sewn up the 2010-11 circuit.
cities  urban  informatics  conferences  talks  funny 
november 2009 by infovore
Just Landed: Processing, Twitter, MetaCarta & Hidden Data | blprnt.blg
Mapping where people are leaving and arriving based on nothing more than what they said on Twitter. Pretty, and perhaps the beginnings of something quite useful.
data  informatics  twitter  visualisation  processing  mapping  socialmedia 
may 2009 by infovore
Beautiful Data | O'Reilly Media
"With this unique book, programmers, administrators, and others who handle data can learn by example from the best data practitioners in the history of the field. Modeled after O'Reilly's highly-acclaimed book, Beautiful Code, Beautiful Data lets readers look over the shoulders of prominent data designers, managers, and handlers for a glimpse into some of the most interesting projects involving data. In an engaging narrative format, the authors think aloud as they explain their work, highlighting the simple and elegant solutions to problems they encountered along the way." Oh. This could be lovely.
book  publishing  data  visualisation  informatics  oreilly 
march 2009 by infovore
Lee Maguire – BPM
How did I miss this when Lee first wrote it? This is all-encompassing, wonderful stuff about visualisation, exercise, comics, futurism, privacy, and the whole shebang. Top notch stuff, worth a read.
ubicomp  privacy  everyware  visualisation  personal  comics  informatics  leemaguire  futures 
march 2009 by infovore
Dopplr Blog » Blog Archive » Dopplr presents the Personal Annual Report 2008: freshly generated for you, and Barack Obama…
"We’ve generated what we call the Personal Annual Report for all our users. It’s a unique-to-you PDF of data, visualisations and factoids about your travel in 2008, that we’re delivering over the next week via email to every Dopplr user who travelled in 2008. To give you an example, we thought we’d show you the Personal Annual Report of someone who’s had a very busy 2008 - President Elect Barack Obama." This is super-awesome. Can't wait for mine, no matter how small it is.
statistics  publishing  illustration  information  pdf  generation  informatics  dopplr 
january 2009 by infovore
[this is aaronland] Tree planting and tree hugging in the age of personal informatics
"Everything breaks, so what happens when we wire the world on the sort of massive scale being proposed and every day is more irritating than the next? Probably what will happen is that people will just walk away from the entire project damning it first with market insignificance and if that doesn't work then rendering it meaningless with government regulation. It's worth at least talking about." Aaron is awesome.
design  designengaged  metrics  planning  capacity  informatics  ubicomp  noise  flow 
october 2008 by infovore
Random Etc. - Data Visualisation Blogs You Might Not Know About
Tom Carden links up a few more visualisation blogs he's following that you might not have heard of.
dataviz  data  visualisation  datavisualisation  blog  informatics  information 
april 2008 by infovore

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