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Impakt Festival 2017 - Performance: ANAB JAIN. HQ - YouTube
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"'Everything is Beautiful and Nothing Hurts': @anab_jain's expansive keynote @impaktfestival weaves threads through death, transcience, uncertainty, growthism, technological determinism, precarity, imagination and truths. Thanks to @jonardern for masterful advise on 'modelling reality', and @tobias_revell and @ndkane for the invitation." ]
anabjain  2017  superflux  death  aging  transience  time  temporary  abundance  scarcity  future  futurism  prototyping  speculativedesign  predictions  life  living  uncertainty  film  filmmaking  design  speculativefiction  experimentation  counternarratives  designfiction  futuremaking  climatechange  food  homegrowing  smarthomes  iot  internetofthings  capitalism  hope  futures  hopefulness  data  dataviz  datavisualization  visualization  williamplayfair  society  economics  wonder  williamstanleyjevons  explanation  statistics  wiiliambernstein  prosperity  growth  latecapitalism  propertyrights  jamescscott  objectivity  technocrats  democracy  probability  scale  measurement  observation  policy  ai  artificialintelligence  deeplearning  algorithms  technology  control  agency  bias  biases  neoliberalism  communism  present  past  worldview  change  ideas  reality  lucagatti  alextaylor  unknown  possibility  stability  annalowenhaupttsing  imagination  ursulaleguin  truth  storytelling  paradigmshifts  optimism  annegalloway  miyamotomusashi  annatsing 
november 2017 by robertogreco
Sensory Maps
"My name is Kate McLean, an artist and designer, creator of smellmaps of cities around the world. I focus on human perception of the urban smellscape. While the visual dominates in data representation I believe we should tap into alternative sensory modes for individual and shared interpretation of place.

Smells form part of our knowing, but are elusive, often disappearing before they can be described pinned down. Smell perception is an invisible and currently under-presented dataset with strong connections to emotions and memory. I am part of a small but growing number of innovative practitioners committed to the study and capture of this highly nuanced sensory field.

The tools of my trade include: individual group smellwalks, individual smellwalks (the “smellfie”), smell sketching, collaborative smellwalks, graphic design, motion graphics, smell generation and smell diffusion, all united by mapmaking. Download a copy of my smellfie guide to smellwalking.

In 2014 I worked with Mapamundistas in Pamplona creating a bespoke piece of design in situ late in October 2014 and year of “Smellmap: Amsterdam” research collaboration with Bernardo (Brian) Fleming of International Flavors and Fragrances saw a summary exhibition at Mediamatic in April 2014 and at IEEE VIS 2014 Arts Programme in Paris in November 2014.

This year I am working on a unique sensory audit with Guy’s Hospital and St. Thomas’ / FutureCity to generate a London Bridge smellmap for the KHP Cancer Arts Programme and am busy analysing the data and information from smellwalking in Singapore.

I am a PhD candidate (part-time) in Information Experience Design (IED) a the Royal College of Art, a marathon runner and snowboarder."


"where has this been all my life "]

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maps  mapping  datavisualization  visualization  dataviz  cartography  katemclean  sensory  senses  classideas  cities  sense  mapmaking  smell  sensoryethnography  ethnography 
november 2017 by robertogreco
"The Observational Practices Lab, Parsons, (co-directed by Pascal Glissmann and Selena Kimball) launches a multi-phase project and investigation, OBJECT AMERICA, to explore the idea of “America” through everyday objects. The aim is to use comparative research and observational methods—which may range from the scientific to the absurd—to expose unseen histories and speculate about the future of the country as a concept. The contemporary global media landscape is fast-moving and undercut by “fake news” and “alternative facts” which demands that students and researchers build a repertoire of strategies to assess and respond to sources of information. For the first phase of OBJECT AMERICA launching in the fall of 2017, we invited Ellen Lupton, Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, to choose an object for this investigation which she believed would represent “America” into the future (she chose the Model 500 Telephone by Henry Dreyfuss designed in 1953). Researchers will investigate this object through different disciplinary lenses — including art, climate science, cultural geography, data visualization, economics, history of mathematics, medicine, media theory, material science, music, poetry, and politics — in order to posit alternative ways of seeing."

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objects  pascalglissmann  selenakimball  ellenlupton  art  climate  science  culturalgeography  datavisualization  economics  mathematics  math  medicine  mediatheory  materialscience  music  poetry  politics  seeing  waysofseeing  geography  culture  history  climatescience  dataviz  infoviz 
october 2017 by robertogreco
Pie charts did nothing to deserve how you’re treating them
"So if you want to complain about something, complain about the rampant misuse of charts instead. No chart type is good at everything, and charting tools can’t read our minds yet. Pick the chart type that tells your story best, and ameliorates the pitfalls that you want to avoid.

Pie charts are OK. They existed before most of us, and they’ll probably outlive all of us. When we finally read the climate-driven death sentence of our planet in a 100-page report, it will probably have pie charts. So enjoy your artisanal donut charts and your home-baked square pie charts while you can, hipsters. Just kidding. Till then though, you can find me putting gold stars on every good little pie chart I encounter.

Lay off it, friends!"
piecharts  math  mathematics  data  datavisualization  visualization  classideas  2017  malakmanalp  charts  graphs 
april 2017 by robertogreco
Eyeo 2016 – Josh Begley on Vimeo
"Setting Tangents Around A Circle –

"If you set enough tangents around a circle, you begin to recreate the shape of the circle itself." —Teju Cole

In this talk Josh Begley considers human data -- what lies at the bottom of the ledger -- and tangential approaches to representing historical archives. Paying particular attention to landscape, geography, carcerality, and surveillance, he examines ways of seeing some of the violence behind the way we live."
eyeo  eyeo2016  2016  joshbegley  socialmedia  drones  violence  race  racism  ronimorrison  tejucole  data  datavisualization  geography  prisionindustrialcomplex  redlining  policy  maps  mapping  militaryindustrialcomplex  military  archives  history  landscape  trevorpaglen  satelliteimagery  imagery  aerialimagery 
august 2016 by robertogreco
EARLY AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM – Reconstructing the History of Silent Race Films, 1909-1930
"We are a group of undergraduate and graduate students in the Digital Humanities program at the University of California, Los Angeles. This main goal of this project was to collaboratively create a database on early African-American silent race films by drawing together information in a wide range of primary and secondary sources. For the purpose of this project, we determined that we would only include silent films created before 1930 for African-American audiences. This definition was the main factor that informed our decisions to include or exclude pieces of data. (You can read more about how we arrived at our definition here.)

The database we have created contains information on films, actors, production companies, and other aspects of early silent-era African American race films. The database is intended to allow the public to learn about this period in film history that is too rarely discussed.

As we compiled the database, we began to see connections within our dataset. We created data visualizations based on these connections in an attempt to give the audience a more complete understanding of the complexity of this early African-American film industry. It is our hope that individuals will be able to utilize this database for their own research on this topic. We have targeted our database towards scholarly research. However, we hope that the information within this project is accessible to a wide range of audiences who are interested in the early African American film industry.

We have structured our dataset so that it is free to use by individuals for their own research and knowledge. Each data visualization we have included is accompanied by the specific data used and step by step instructions on how to create similar visualizations.We hope that this project increases interest in this part of history that is too rarely discussed. The early African-American film industry gives us insight into multiple facets of history, and it is our hope that this project will prompt others continue to explore its significance."
film  history  race  datavisualization  data  racefilm 
july 2016 by robertogreco
The rise and fall of great world cities: 5,700 years of urbanisation – mapped | Cities | The Guardian
"Recent research provides a better understanding of urban populations throughout history, digitising almost 6,000 years of data for the first time"
maps  mapping  cities  history  timelines  2016  datavisualization  population  urbanization 
june 2016 by robertogreco
Home × Sosolimited
"The studio was founded by Justin Manor, John Rothenberg, and Eric Gunther. The three met at MIT where they collectively studied physics, computer science, architecture, arts and music. Today, we have locations in Boston and San Diego, and continue to operate at the boundary of art, design, experience and information.

Our design studio is focused on the creative applications of new technologies. We help our partners and collaborators solve difficult technical problems with aesthetic flair. These projects have been recognized with awards from The Art Directors Club, Creative Review, and Cannes Lions, to name a few.

As an art practice, Sosolimited applies the language of data visualization and information design as an artistic medium, focusing on the live transformation of broadcast media. The studio has exhibited artwork internationally at festivals and museums including Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Walker Art Center, Cooper Hewitt, Shanghai Biennial, and the ICA Boston."
justinmanor  johnrothenberg  ericgunther  sandiego  boston  technology  via:sophia  via:enzo  design  datavisualization  dataviz  data  informationdesign  information  installations  art 
may 2016 by robertogreco
Refugee Data Tells Visual Stories of a Changing World - Scientific American Blog Network
"Two interactive infographics help users visualize today's global refugee crisis and compare it with similar crises in the past "

""While this visualization limits its scope to Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa, and only covers 2012-2015, these decisions allow for a remarkable level of granularity in the stories it tells. To leave all filters off and watch the continuous, daily flow of asylum-seekers is mesmeric, if rather overwhelming. But hover over Syria, and the formerly chaotic data becomes powerfully transparent. Moreover, as the slider inches toward September and October of 2015, the dense stream of white pixels becomes not only illuminating, but somehow, oddly moving.

As the current refugee crisis continues to transform lives and challenges more nations to respond—ideally with compassion—this map is bound to shift in new ways every day. I trust that, at the very least, someone will be there to visualize it.
datascience  data  refugees  datavisualization  via:willrichardson  2016  maps  mapping 
january 2016 by robertogreco
List of Physical Visualizations
"This page is a chronological list of physical visualizations and related artifacts, curated by Pierre Dragicevic and Yvonne Jansen. Thanks to Fanny Chevalier and our other contributors. If you know of another interesting physical visualization, please submit one! Or post a general comment.
This list currently has 169 entries."
dataviz  data  datavisualization  visualization  physical  physicalvisualization  objects  pierredragicevic  yvonnejansen  history  timelines  tactile  blind  textured  textures 
january 2015 by robertogreco
The colours of tūhonohono « fog on water
"A few mornings ago I was sitting at my laptop drinking coffee. The previous evening’s Tūhonohono pairing was open in one tab and a Cooper-Hewitt object detail page in the next. My tired mind folded one into the other. I started wondering what Virginia’s year of photography would looks like if the subjects faded away and the dominant colours expanded to fill the image.

So, I started playing…

First, I needed some data. I wrote a mini-harvester to scrape post details and download the images from Tūhonohono’s monthly archive pages. The code isn’t exactly crash hot, but it does the job. Then it was on to the fun playing with colour stuff.

As noted above, the Cooper-Hewitt colour classification code partitions RGB colour space into a finite set of buckets. An algorithm inspects each image, assigning every pixel to a colour bucket according to Euclidean distance. This technique works really well for the Cooper-Hewitt and it makes a heap of sense if you want to search across colours.

I travelled a slightly different route. Instead of matching pixels to a small set of predetermined colours, I used a machine learning technique called k-means clustering to divide similar pixels into groups to find dominant colours. The clever way k-means clustering mashes together nearest-neighbour analysis with Voronoi polygons makes it a great method for finding approximate clusters centres when you’re unconcerned about the partition borders. I also like that the results emphasise distinctness over raw frequency counts. I began writing my own clustering algorithm before stumbling across a Python implementation by Charles Leifer, which I used without modification.

With metadata and colours in hand, I started playing with the photographs. I was unsure what I was making except that I wanted to see all of the colours in Virginia’s year at once and there a sense of dynamism. I wanted the screen to pulse and change and fade and glow. The colours of Tūhonohono is a small attempt to share what has been like to follow this photography project over the course of the year. I wanted to provide a space for people to make their own connections from Virginia’s photographs. It is a thing built out of impressions, glimpses and intuition. And I think that’s all I have to say about it."
tūhonohono  code  color  data  datavisualization  cooper-hewitt  virginiagow  photography  chrismcdowall  visualization 
december 2013 by robertogreco
D3.js - Data-Driven Documents
"D3.js is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG and CSS. D3’s emphasis on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework, combining powerful visualization components and a data-driven approach to DOM manipulation."

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data  javascript  visualization  graphs  mikebostock  d3  d3.js  html  webdev  css  datavisualization  webdesign 
july 2013 by robertogreco
In Climbing Income Ladder, Location Matters -
"A study finds the odds of rising to another income level are notably low in certain cities, like Atlanta and Charlotte, and much higher in New York and Boston."
data  economics  datavis  datavisualization  mobility  incomemobility  socialmobility  us  class  race  geography  cities  segregation 
july 2013 by robertogreco
Jed Carter — Eyes on The Sky
"I made a book. It documents my major self-initiated project this year: a process-based investigation into generative design and the weather. It’s a record of the sky, of the colours that change so slowly it’s almost impossible to see. A bit like a visual almanac.

I linked 64 public-access web cameras across Europe, recording the colour of the sky, at each point, at regular intervals. Together, the cameras paint the weather, once every hour. The book collects a week of paintings."
weather  books  jedcarter  webcams  sky  visualization  datavisualization  glvo  patterns  color  colors 
june 2013 by robertogreco
Edward Tufte Wants You to See Better : NPR
"Data scientist Edward Tufte (dubbed the "Galileo of graphics" by BusinessWeek) pioneered the field of data visualization. Tufte discusses what he calls "forever knowledge," and his latest projects: sculpting Richard Feynman's diagrams, and helping people "see without words.""
books  knowledge  knowing  2013  curiosity  seeing  art  data  interviews  learning  science  datavisualization  richardfeynman  edwardtufte  diagrams  foreverknowledge  from delicious
january 2013 by robertogreco
Mark Nystrom
"I am an interpreter. Data, science and nature provide the raw materials for my work. Like a translator who converts text from one language to another, I interpret information to create new experiences with a visual language. These translations can lead to a new understanding and poetic appreciation of their sources."

"Mark Nystrom is an artist and designer whose work explores visualizations of complex information and includes drawings, installations, projections and screen-based projects. His work has been shown in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and other cities across the United States. His real time wind drawings have been shown at the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art in Greensboro and the Asheville Art Museum using weather instruments placed on the roof of each building."
carbonemissions  information  datavisualization  data  science  marknystrom  design  visualization  nature  wind  art  from delicious
december 2012 by robertogreco
Inuit Genealogy « fevered imaginings
"Currently working on a research project related to Canadian and Greenland Inuit with R0gMedia in Berlin. The diagram above is a genealogical diagram made in the mid 1950s by anthropologist Jean Malaurie, the first of its kind. It’s a hand made radial drawing, Malaurie has a whole series of them in his apartment in Paris, along with his extensive personal archive of research materials including photos, films, notebooks, drawings. While the broader aims of the project are to find an institution willing to host the collection, I’m trying to make an digital artefact out of this diagram that could bring the information alive and demonstrate how historical anthropological materials can be made relevant and contextualised for present and future generations. DIS2012 published a paper on this project for a workshop about slow technology. Slow technology DIS2012 [ ]"
interfacedesign  interactiondesign  datavis  datavisualization  jeanmalaurie  johnfass  hci  via:charlieloyd  slowtechnology  technology  genealogy  inuit  from delicious
september 2012 by robertogreco
Kartograph – rethink mapping
"Kartograph is a simple and lightweight framework for building interactive map applications without Google Maps or any other mapping service. It was created with the needs of designers and data journalists in mind.

Actually, Kartograph is two libraries. One generates beautiful & compact SVG maps; the other helps you to create interactive maps that run across all major browsers."

A powerful Python library for generating beautiful, Illustrator-friendly SVG maps.

A JavaScript library for creating interactive maps based on SVG maps."
webdev  framework  kartograph  via:jenlowe  dataviz  datavisualization  visualization  datavisualisation  javascript  python  mapping  maps  webdesign  from delicious
september 2012 by robertogreco
Mapmaker, Artist, or Programmer? - Arts & Lifestyle - The Atlantic Cities
"Ultimately, almost everything I have been making tries to take the dim, distant glimpse of the real world that we can see through data and magnify some aspect of it in an attempt to understand something about the structure of cities," he says. "I don't know if that comes through at all in the actual products, but it is what they are all building toward."

The 39-year-old Fischer, who lives in Oakland, developed his cartographic interest while at the University of Chicago, when he came across the windy city's 1937 local transportation plan. (It was a "clearly insane plan" to replace the transit system with a massive freeway network, he recalls.) Until a few weeks ago Fischer worked as a programmer at Google, gathering the data that guides his projects in his spare time.
twitter  flickr  exploratorium  chicago  sanfrancisco  transportation  dataviz  transit  bigdata  urbanism  urban  discovery  geolocation  geotagging  ericjaffe  cities  google  datavisualization  datavis  data  interviews  2012  mapping  maps  ericfischer  from delicious
august 2012 by robertogreco
How to Join the Ranks of the Digital “Supercreatives:” An Interview with Leslie Bradshaw | Business 2 Community
"of course we could make the infographic, but we need to keep pushing ourselves as an agency to do larger, more programmatic engagements…

Infographics are a high-level tactic that is good for educated audiences; they are not actually good for consumer audiences…

We look for a clearly demarcated point of contact; someone who is either empowered with decision-making abilities themselves or who can internally “socialize” ideas and come back to us…

We also look for focus…

I rely on three pillars for inspiration. Pillar No. 1 is entrepreneurship & leadership. I look for entrepreneurial leaders that have been in my shoes at some point building a company, people like Sheryl Sandberg [COO of Facebook]. Seeing how other people are thriving and surviving inspires me.

The second pillar would be social sciences. I have a background in gender studies, anthropology, political science and economics, & they all frame how I think about approaching client problems.

The last pillar is agriculture."
infographics  2012  howwework  challenge  genderstudies  anthropology  politicalscience  digitalhumanities  socialsciences  economics  agriculture  committees  focus  clientwork  interviews  lesliebradshaw  datavisualization  clients  from delicious
august 2012 by robertogreco
Eyeo2012 - Jonathan Harris on Vimeo
"Jonathan talks about some major turning points in his life — things he used to believe that he no longer believes, painful moments that ended up being doorways into something else, highs and lows, and other ways in which life’s topography determines one's art. He relates all this against the backdrop of a desire to humanize the Web and evolve the art of storytelling, touching on insights and principles picked up along the way."
travel  change  painting  landscape  art  web  stories  narrative  datacollection  data  visualization  datavisualization  storytelling  bhutan  life  owls  meaningmaking  meaning  experience  jonathanharris  2012  eyeo2012  eyeo  tools  toolmaking  facebook  twitter  carljung  software  behavior  cowbird  purpose  healers  dealers  from delicious
july 2012 by robertogreco
Makematics: turning CS research into maker tools
"No generation of artists has ever been more dependent on scientific and technical advances than today’s. Today’s artists work on computers. Advances in computer science and related mathematical fields underlie everything that digital artists make. Recently these advances have lead to the advent of whole new creative fields like interactive art, generative graphics, data visualization, and digital fabrication.

In order to produce excellent and novel work in these new fields, artists have had to learn computational and mathematical techniques. They started with basic material like trigonometry for 2D games and graphics, the rudiments of computer vision for interactive installations, and primitive signal processing for embedded electronics.

Increasingly these new creative fields are becoming the basis of art and design across our culture. And these techniques are becoming the foundation of a new kind of art and design education."
education  design  electronics  programming  generativegraphics  fabbing  digitalfabrication  datavisualization  2012  technology  science  somputers  computing  computation  makers  making  makematics  art  math  from delicious
march 2012 by robertogreco
The Rockefeller Foundation on “the future of crowdsourced cities” « Adam Greenfield's Speedbird [Great post as Adam shutters Speedbird.]
"These are some easily-foreseeable problems w/ purely bottom-up approaches to urban informatics. None of this is to denigrate legacy of Jane Jacobs…remains personal hero & primary touchstone for my work. & none of it is to argue that there oughn’t be central role for democratic voice in development of policy, management of place & delivery of services. It’s just to signal that things might not be as clearcut as we might wish—especially those of us who have historically been energized by presence of clear (& clearly demonizable) opponent.

If I’ve spent my space here calling attention to pitfalls of bottom-up approaches…because I think the promise is so self-evident…delighted to hear Anthony Townsend’s prognostication of/call for a “planet of civic laboratories,” in which getting to scale immediately is less important than a robust search of possibility space around these new technologies, & how citydwellers around world will use them in their making of place."
cities  technology  bottom-up  crowdsourcing  action  activism  datavisualization  urbancomputing  urban  urbanism  janejacobs  robertmoses  anthonytownsend  urbaninformatics  place  civiclaboratories  lcproject  possibilityspace  systems  government  democracy  policy  servicedesign  transparency  collaboration  scale  consistency  infrastructure  intervention  offloading  responsibilization  municipalities  seeclickfix  entitlement  moderation  laurakurgan  sarahwilliams  spatialinformation  maps  mapping  statistics  benjamindelapeña  carolcolletta  ceosforcities  rockefellerfoundation  greglindsay  lauraforlano  spatial  humanintervention  from delicious
december 2010 by robertogreco
What a Hundred Million Calls to 311 Reveal About New York | Magazine |
"Whether it happens through government services such as 311, private-sector startups, open source initiatives, or, most likely, a combination of all three, it’s clear that the 21st-century city is going to be immensely more efficient at solving clear, definable problems like graffiti and transportation routes. The question is whether these platforms can also address the more subtle problems of big-city neighborhoods—the sins of omission, the holes in the urban fabric where some crucial thread is missing. After all, when people gripe about their neighborhood, it’s usually not the potholes or clogged storm drains they have in mind; it’s the fact that there isn’t a dog run nearby or a playground or a good preschool with space available. “We’re really interested in tackling things that are problems not because they’re broken but because they don’t exist,” Ashlock says."
stevenjohnson  infographics  crowdsourcing  government  mapping  maps  nyc  opendata  statistics  datavisualization  information  visualization  urbanism  urban  infographic  community  cities  data  open311  311  from delicious
november 2010 by robertogreco
designing universal knowledge
"the interactive world history time line 'designing universal knowledge' is now online. the time line shows the development of information design and data visualization through history, from the big bang to the present day 2010. the blue data maps within the time line are the most important designers and databases where one can click to retrieve further info."
timelines  design  history  datavisualization  informationdesign  visualizations 
february 2010 by robertogreco
Visualizing empires decline on Vimeo
"This is mainly an experimentation with soft bodies using toxi's verlet springs.

The data refers to the evolution of the top 4 maritime empires of the XIX and XX centuries by extent. The visual emphasis is on their decline."

"The fall of empires: A visualization of the decline of the world's four maritime empires (British, Portuguese, French, Spanish) from 1800 to 2009."]
portugal  france  spain  colonialism  geography  data  datavisualization  history  geopolitics  uk  politics  globalization  maps  visualization  infographics  empires  españa 
november 2009 by robertogreco
The cost of getting sick : GE
"To gain a deeper understanding of healthcare costs, we've combined the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) with 500K records from GE's proprietary database. By combining MEPS with GE's data, we gain a more complete picture of the costs associated with chronic conditions."
healthcare  datavisualization  infographics  processing  information  visualization  health  benfry  medical  disease  conversation  data  interactive 
november 2009 by robertogreco
Humanising data: introducing “Chernoff Schools” for Ashdown – Blog – BERG
"In one of our brainstorms, where we were discussing ways to visualise a school’s performance – Webb blurted “Chernoff Schools!!!” – and we all looked at each other with a grin. Chernoff Schools!!! Awesome. Matt Brown immediately started producing some really lovely sketches based on the rough concept… And imagining how an array of schools with different performance attributes might look like… Whether they could appear in isometric 3D on maps or other contexts… And how they might be practically used in some kind of comparison table… Since then Tom and Matt Brown have been playing with the data set and some elementary processing code – to give the us the first interactive, data-driven sketches of Chernoff Schools."
education  cognition  faces  datavisualization  infographics  identity  mattjones  chernofffaces  psychology  data  schools  berg  berglondon  accessibility  design 
november 2009 by robertogreco
How Different Groups Spend Their Day - Interactive Graphic -
"The American Time Use Survey asks thousands of American residents to recall every minute of a day. Here is how people over age 15 spent their time in 2008." [compare with people in Tokyo: ]
time  us  datavisualization  nytimes  infographics  demographics  visualization  work  life  statistics  society  culture  data  interactive  timelines 
august 2009 by robertogreco
RoamBi: Dynamic Data Visualization for the iPhone - information aesthetics
"I am one of those two people still not owning an iPhone (sniff), but RoamBi [] might ultimately change my mind. RoamBi (short for 'roaming business intelligence') aims to transform existing datasets from a variety of sources into interactive visualizations for the iPhone. Its design beautifully merges the typical shiny and slick iPhone interface graphics with a more serious and dark business application visual style. Try "spinning" the pie charts, or tap the line graphs, either from your own iPhone or the online simulator."
iphone  applications  visualization  data  datavisualization  statistics  infographics  ios 
june 2009 by robertogreco
"Daytum is a home for collecting and communicating your daily data. Begin tracking anything you can count and display the results immediately... or just look around and see what other members are recording."
datavisualization  lifestream  visualization  infographics  statistics  personalinformatics  life  charts  tracking  self  onlinetoolkit 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Everymoment Now : Obama Vs. McCain : Context and Scope to the 2008 US General Election
"People, places and events in the context of media are like stocks — they peak and bottom out over time. They have a media history. There are two insights to be culled from this:
2008  elections  barackobama  johnmccain  zhnmy  tabnmy  datavisualization  infographics  visualization  politics  charts  news  data 
september 2008 by robertogreco
databeautiful » Blog Archive » Visualizing Cultural Patterns
"Digitization of media collections, the development of Web 2.0 and the rapid growth of social media have created unique opportunities to studying social and cultural processes in new ways."
culture  research  datavisualization  visualization  ucsd  innovation  media  via:cityofsound 
july 2008 by robertogreco
climateTimeMachine - Tracking Changes in Global Conditions over Time
"This series of visualizations show how some of the key indicators of climate change, such as temperature, sea ice extent and carbon dioxide concentrations, have changed in Earth's recent history."
climate  nasa  science  environment  globalwarming  visualization  climatechange  arctic  datavisualization  simulations 
july 2008 by robertogreco
online data visualization talks - data visualization & visual design - information aesthetics
"several data visualization talks have been put online recently. if you are interested in this subject, be sure to check out following online recordings:"
visualization  presentations  design  data  information  video  towatch  lectures  datavisualization  statistics  stamendesign  ericrodenbeck 
may 2008 by robertogreco
SENSEable City
"increasing deployment of sensors & hand-held electronics...allowing new approach to study of built environment...way we describe & understand cities is being radically transformed - alongside the tools we use to design them & impact on physical structure
mit  architecture  urban  design  technology  visualization  research  megacities  ubicomp  ubiquitous  programming  sensing  semanticweb  urbancomputing  surveillance  simulations  psychogeography  globalization  location-aware  location  locative  mapping  maps  geography  geolocation  datavisualization  data  culture  space  environment  interaction  interactive  interface  landscape  mobile  demographics 
april 2008 by robertogreco
adaptive path » blog » Rachel Hinman » CHI Favorite: Using Comics to Communicate Research Findings
"Initially Evangeline thought the research comic books would be viral and people would pass them around. Instead, like the comics we know and love, people tended to hoard them. As a result, she wished she had printed more. Comics as a research report form
comics  communication  datavisualization  design  research  education  visualization  ux  storytelling 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Bicing Activity
"we collected minute-by-minute data on the infrastructure status (i.e. number of available bikes for each station) over a weekend. The resulting animation shows the spatio-temporal state of the system and the mobility patterns of its users."
via:cityofsound  bikes  barcelona  spain  mapping  data  maps  datavisualization  españa 
march 2008 by robertogreco
The Ebb and Flow of Movies: Box Office Receipts 1986 - 2007 - The New York Times
"Summer blockbusters and holiday hits make up the bulk of box office revenue each year, while contenders for the top Oscar awards tend to attract smaller audiences that build over time. Here's a look at how movies have fared at the box office, after adjus
film  infographics  history  money  economics  business  charts  datavisualization  infodesign  mapping  timelines  statistics  graphics 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Pollstream...intervention in environmental ethics...monitoring localised pollution at the very same time they produce it
"Smoker's lamp emitting a low oscillation...Nuage Vert makes the chimney function into community measuring tape...pollution data sonified and transmitted over FM radio...what might pollution sound to define pollution within electromagnetic spec
pollution  environment  sustainability  data  datavisualization  visualization  sound  audio  radio  activism  monitoring  behavior  ethics  community 
january 2008 by robertogreco
"Nuage Vert" - Artists Are Growing a Green Cloud in Helsinki
"Every night from 22-29 Feb 2008 vapour emissions of Salmisaari power plant in Helsinki will be illuminated to show current levels of electricity consumption by local residents...laser ray will trace cloud during night time, turn it into a city scale neon
datavisualization  energy  finland  lasers  activism  art  design  environment  behavior  green  information  data  visualization  sustainability  electricity  helsinki  installation 
january 2008 by robertogreco
EveryBlock: A news feed for your block.
"The easiest way to keep track of what’s happening on your block, in your neighborhood and all over your city — like restaurant inspections in Chinatown, crimes in the Loop or everything around 473 Kent Ave."
aggregator  business  cartography  cities  citizenjournalism  chicago  nyc  civics  community  crime  data  database  datavisualization  government  hyperlocal  information  multimedia  media  maps  mapping  locative  location  local  location-based  networking  newmedia  socialnetworking  social  software  visualization  webdesign  travel  urban  usability  journalism  innovation  sanfrancisco  news  neighborhoods  webdev 
january 2008 by robertogreco
80 Million Tiny Images
"We present a visualization of all the nouns in the English language arranged by semantic meaning. Each of the tiles in the mosaic is an arithmetic average of images relating to one of 53,463 nouns. The images for each word were obtained using Google's Im
datavisualization  database  words  language  english  graphics  images  photography  visualization 
january 2008 by robertogreco
cityofsound: The Personal Well-Tempered Environment
"real-time dashboard for buildings/neighbourhoods/city focused on conveying energy flow in/out of spaces, centred around behaviour of individuals/groups within buildings...real-time & longitudinal info needed to change behaviour"
architecture  behavior  cityofsound  danhill  datavisualization  sustainability  socialnetworking  environment  green  information  design  computing  cities  energy  homes  buildings  analysis  lastfm  flickr  buglabs  electricity  postoccupancy  wattson  water  usage  ubicomp  spimes  everyware  ubiquitous  gamechanging  visualization  monitoring  efficiency  community  consumption  conservation  games  statistics  surveillance  dashboard  interaction 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Visualizing: tracing an aesthetics of data - we make money not art
"Last November, i spent a few days in Madrid to get a sneak peak at the Visualizar workshop at Medialab Prado. The projects that came out of the workshop are quite interesting and i'm currently interviewing some of the project leaders to get more insight
visualization  information  data  maps  mapping  charts  datavisualization  design  graphics  infographics  visual 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Developer's Guide - Google Chart API - Google Code
"The Google Chart API lets you dynamically generate charts. To see the Chart API in action, open up a browser window and copy the following URL into it:|World"
sparklines  graphs  datavisualization  visualization  charts  api  generator  google  images 
december 2007 by robertogreco
distellamap | ben fry
"Seeing the operation of code in Atari 2600 games. This is a dual reprise of my dismap and mariosoup pieces that look at the code of cartridge games, and how the graphics are mixed in."
code  coding  complexity  processing  programming  atari  graphics  flow  videogames  games  gaming  graphs  datavisualization 
november 2007 by robertogreco
LastGraph: Home
"This is LastGraph, a web-based system for making pretty wavegraphs of your musical profile. The charts have time along the horizontal axis, and number of plays on the vertical; think of it as sort of a stacked line graph, but centered, smoothed,
lastfm  music  visualization  datavisualization  data  charts  aggregator  statistics  graphics  generator  information  infodesign  listening  mashup  graphs 
september 2007 by robertogreco | Money and Politics: Illuminating the Connection
" brings together campaign contributions and how legislators vote, providing an unprecedented window into the connections between money and politics. We currently cover the California Legislature and U.S. Congress."
activism  corruption  politics  money  influence  government  funding  transparency  us  records  visualization  business  congress  economics  policy  voting  democracy  database  datavisualization  mapping  maps  statistics  open 
july 2007 by robertogreco

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