Topics covered in this one-day course include: How to make effective, credible presentations. Fundamental strategies of analytical design. Evaluating evidence used in presentations. Statistical data: tables, graphics, semigraphics.
Pantheon, a project from the Macro Connections group at The MIT Media Lab, explores cultural influences across countries and domains. To make our efforts tractable, Pantheon will not focus on culture, as it is understood in its broadest sense, but on cultural production. In a broad sense, culture can be understood as all of the information that humans—or animals —generate and transmit through non-genetic means .
All 1,943 Cornell Faculty were asked to respond to the following question: Of the many charts (graph, map, diagram, table and ‘other’) you have seen in your life, which has been the most important, remarkable, meaningful or valuable? On the archival paper provided, they were asked to create a copy of the chart and in the remaining space annotate notable attribute of the data and the image, describe what they remembered about first seeing this image and comment on why they chose this image. All other Cornell community members are invited to share their favorite chart by visiting the display table in Mann Library near the reference desk on the first floor. This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts and a slew of CALS Departments!
Visual Info Sites
The art of data visualization
Whether you're a business or an individual, you must wrestle with many complex issues for social media. These can often be overwhelming. Where to even begin? Rather than be paralyzed, it's often best to understand that there are four simple, yet critical, steps to social media: It's easiest to think of it as a stairway, and the diagram is laid out as such.