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Todd Heisler/The New York Times CITY OF ANGLES The street grid gave developers and, later, tourists order, access and predictability.

It has proved surprisingly resilient, accommodating motor vehicles and Central Park. Two hundred years ago on Tuesday, the city’s street commissioners certified the no-frills street matrix that heralded New York’s transformation into the City of Angles — the rigid 90-degree grid that spurred unprecedented development, gave birth to vehicular gridlock and defiant jaywalking, and spawned a new breed of entrepreneurs who would exponentially raise the value of Manhattan’s real estate.

Today, debate endures about the grid, which mapped out 11 major avenues and 155 crosstown streets along which modern Manhattan would rise. The grid was the great leveler. “This is the purpose of New York’s geometry,” wrote Roland Barthes, the 20th-century French philosopher. Data artists: Visualisation as a gateway drug. From erogenous zones to sock drawers, gurus of data visualisation Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas tell Peter Aldhous about the science and art of democratising data You present data sets in a variety of visual ways.

Data artists: Visualisation as a gateway drug

Is your work art, information science, design or something else? Radicalcartography. Social Marketing Compass by Brian Solis and JESS3. In graphics: Supercomputing superpowers. 31 May 2010Last updated at 09:10 Continue reading the main story The biannual Top 500 supercomputer list has been released.

In graphics: Supercomputing superpowers

iA » Cosmic 140—Final Beta. Information is beautiful: The BBC-O-Gram. Last week, the BBC cuts made all the headlines: it is closing two radio stations, capping spending on sports events, and slashing other costs.

Information is beautiful: The BBC-O-Gram

All to generate extra revenue for programming. As ever, it's a little hard to understand all the abstract figures from the BBC budget. Does the BBC give good value for money? VizLib pioneers data visualisation of library users - Library & Information Update blog. Mapping of library use in Leicestershire – as part of the 5-month vizLib project – could lead to a revolution in library service improvement.

vizLib pioneers data visualisation of library users - Library & Information Update blog

The vizLib project crunched through 2.5m Talis records to turn them into maps that can be morphed and animated. This has opened up new dimensions on user data, that don't emerge from the numbers alone (though the short time-scale, and limited funding, mean that potential impacts on policy are not fully clear). A public workshop to present the project already has 40 people interested nationally (with some on its waiting list), without any advertising. The staff member behind this (unique?) Galerie de stefanomaggi. Task Force: Haiti Earthquake - Crisis Mappers Net. Urban Mobs. Infographic of the Day: Flow Chart of Obama's Health-Care Plan. President Obama gets a lot of credit for mounting a presidential campaign--and government--that uses 21st century technologies in an unprecedented ways, from his online organizing and fund-raising efforts to his government transparency initiative.

Infographic of the Day: Flow Chart of Obama's Health-Care Plan

But he remains as musty as John Adams, in at least one respect: His insistence to use speeches alone, unaided by charts or graphs, to get his point across. As Ezra Klein, a health-care blogger for the Washington Post writes: Congressmen routinely use graphs to illustrate points in their floor speeches or arguments around legislation. But presidents don't much use graphs. They still rely on people listening to them speak for an hour, or going to reread a transcript, or getting an accurate summation from the media. Now, no one is suggesting that flow charts and graphs would have the power to define the debate. Internet Mapping Project : un album. 30 Artistic and Creative Résumés. In these tough economic times, many designers find themselves applying for jobs and freelance gigs on a regular basis.

30 Artistic and Creative Résumés

So, how can we stand out from the rest and grab the attention of a design agency when they’re usually bombarded with hundreds of applications? The best way to do this is in the design of your resume. Assuming that you have the skills that they’re looking for, a striking and visually appealing resume will go a long way at getting you the creative job that you want. In the worst case scenario, it will at least buy you a few seconds by catching the eye of a recruiter and may become the difference between getting hired or not. Les retrouvailles mapping-experts. (documentation) > Nos documents cartes de voeux - Brainsfeed - Intelligence économique et Veille. Bed maps. We leave maps behind in our wake.

Bed maps

An unmade bed is a sort of map, a map of the night, where we spend about a third of our day. I'm not sure what it says, whether the bed is more territory than map, but a photograph of the bed is more map than territory: it is flat and rectilinear and it suggests topography, geography, movement. Decision Trees & Data Mining. Book Chapter. Visualization has proven to be an effective strategy for supporting users in coping with complexity in knowledge- and information-rich scenarios.

Book Chapter

Up to now, however, information visualization and knowledge visualization have been distinct research areas, which have been developed independently of each other. This book aims toward bringing both approaches together and looking for synergies, which may be used for fostering learning, instruction, and problem solving. This introductory article seeks to provide a conceptual framework and a preview of the contributions of this volume. The most important concepts referred to in this book are defined and a conceptual rationale is provided as to why visualization may be effective in fostering, processing and managing knowledge and information. The basic ideas underlying knowledge visualization and information visualization are outlined. Les séminaires Mitic - semitics jimdo page! Anagrammes de Métro. Iván Skvarca m'a signalé un site Web proposant des cartes de métro dans lesquelles les noms de stations ont été remplacés par des anagrammes.

Anagrammes de Métro

S'étonnant que cela n'ait pas encore été effectué pour le métro parisien, il m'a suggéré de m'y lancer. En fait, Michel Clavel avait déjà anagrammatisé plusieurs portes de Paris dans son livre Paris en jeux paru fin 2005, et il m'a aussi informé que l'oulipienne Michelle Grangaud a publié en 1990 un recueil de poèmes anagrammatiques sur les stations du métro parisien. En 1999, elle a même présenté cinq de ses anagrammes comme s'il s'agissait d'un fragment de plan, et Alain Chevrier m'a appris que la RATP l'a affiché quelque temps dans le métro. Mais comme Nicolas Graner m'a aimablement (ou sadiquement !) Envoyé la liste des ~300 noms de stations, je n'ai pas résisté au masochisme de les anagrammatiser moi-même. Si les anagrammes vous amusent, il est probable que les pangrammes vous intéresseront aussi. Retour à mes exercices oulipiens de début 2006. Literature-Map - The tourist map of literature.

Graphical visualization of text similarities in essays in a book. An Atlas of Cyberspaces. NewsMaps - Mappa.Mundi Magazine - Map of the Month. NewsMaps: Topographic Mapping of Information NewsMaps are one of best examples of information mapping available on the Web today. They are also among the most map-like of information maps, borrowing literally and liberally from the cartographer's toolbox. The attractive and interactive NewsMaps maps provide a 'big picture' summary of large volumes of textual information represented as hills, valleys and white, snow capped, mountain peaks–a cartographic form common on topographic maps of the real world.

They provide daily maps of international news, US news, and technology news [1].