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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.
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. Is your work art, information science, design or something else? Martin Wattenberg: We don't stress about labels.
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31 May 2010 Last updated at 04:10 ET Continue reading the main story The biannual Top 500 supercomputer list has been released. Use this graphic to explore the world's fastest number crunchers or find out more about alternative supercomputer powers . About this data:
Web Trend Map 5 No Metro lines, no URLs. This time, it’s the 140 most influential people on twitter, sorted by #name #handle #category #influence #activity. It took us a long time to achieve what we envisioned — on... More
Information is beautiful on the BBC. Click image for the full graphic Last week, the BBC cuts made all the headlines: it is closing two radio stations, capping spending on sports events, and slashing other costs. 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?
Mapping of library use in Leicestershire – as part of the 5-month vizLib project – could lead to a revolution in library service improvement. 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?)
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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. 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 :
In these tough economic times, many designers find themselves applying for jobs and freelance gigs on a regular basis. 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.
We leave maps behind in our wake. 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. For all the stillness of sleep, sleep shakes up the landscape.
Visualization has proven to be an effective strategy for supporting users in coping with complexity in knowledge- and information-rich scenarios.
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. 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 !)
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This is an atlas of maps and graphic representations of the geographies of the new electronic territories of the Internet, the World-Wide Web and other emerging Cyberspaces. These maps of Cyberspaces - cybermaps - help us visualise and comprehend the new digital landscapes beyond our computer screen, in the wires of the global communications networks and vast online information resources. The cybermaps, like maps of the real-world, help us navigate the new information landscapes, as well being objects of aesthetic interest. They have been created by 'cyber-explorers' of many different disciplines, and from all corners of the world. Some of the maps you will see in the Atlas of Cyberspaces will appear familiar, using the cartographic conventions of real-world maps, however, many of the maps are much more abstract representations of electronic spaces, using new metrics and grids. The atlas comprises separate pages, covering different types of cybermaps.