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Could data save newspapers? 01 November 2011 · By Kylie Davis The news that the world is entering a new era of “Big Data” is likely to offend many die hard traditionalists in newsrooms, who are still enraged by the Internet making the word “content” a synonym for journalism. But how much better could newsmedia companies be if they really looked at the data they report on each and every day? The world is entering a new era of “Big Data” according to a new McKinsey report which claims that businesses that can get their heads around how to harness the constant flow of information are winning the race of profit and competition. The news is likely to offend many die hard traditionalists in newsrooms, who are still enraged by the Internet making the word “content” a synonym for journalism. But as obnoxious as it was for purists to contemplate the idea that the poetry of beautiful writing and stunning photography could be belittled by a collective noun, “content” has stretched our perceptions of journalism now. Could data save newspapers?
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Data Journalisme Ile de la Réunion ??
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by Maria Popova What 12 million human emotions have to do with civilian air traffic and the order of the universe. I’ve spent the past week being consistently blown away at the EyeO Festival of data visualization and computational arts, organized by my friend Jer Thorp, New York Times data artist in residence, and Dave Schroeder of Flashbelt fame. While showcasing their mind-blowing, eye-blasting work, the festival’s all-star speakers have been recommending their favorite books on the subject matter, so I’ve compiled the top recommendations for your illuminating pleasure. Enjoy. Processing, the open-source programming language and integrated development environment invented by Casey Reas and Ben Fry in 2001, is easily the most fundamental framework underpinning the majority of today’s advanced data visualization projects. 7 Essential Books on Data Visualization & Computational Art

7 Essential Books on Data Visualization & Computational Art

Visualize This: How to Tell Stories with Data

Visualize This: How to Tell Stories with Data

by Maria Popova How to turn numbers into stories, or what pattern-recognition has to do with the evolution of journalism. Data visualization is a frequent fixation around here and, just recently, we looked at 7 essential books that explore the discipline’s capacity for creative storytelling. Today, a highly anticipated new book joins their ranks — Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics, penned by Nathan Yau of the fantastic FlowingData blog. (Which also makes this a fine addition to our running list of blog-turned-book success stories.) Yu offers a practical guide to creating data graphics that mean something, that captivate and illuminate and tell stories of what matters — a pinnacle of the discipline’s sensemaking potential in a world of ever-increasing information overload.
Ernst Haeckel Ernst Haeckel Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Ernst Hæckel Ernst Haeckel en 1860. Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Hæckel (Potsdam, le - Iéna, le ), était un biologiste, philosophe et libre penseur allemand. Il a fait connaître les théories de Charles Darwin en Allemagne et a développé une théorie des origines de l'homme.
Color as Data: Visualizing Color Composition Color as Data: Visualizing Color Composition by Maria Popova Abstracting glossy magazines, or what pie charts have to do with the Mona Lisa. We love data visualization and color. So what happens when you apply the former to the latter, visualizing color composition like you would any data set? Today, we look at three projects that take the color composition of familiar cultural artifacts and break it down visually. Computational artist Mario Klingemann, a.k.a.
by Maria Popova Computational aesthetics, or what typography has to do with Yoko Ono and Richard Dawkins. Yes, we’re on a data visualization spree this week, but today’s spotlight taps into an even more niche obsession: data viz book candy. This season, Princeton Architectural Press, curator of the smart and visually gripping, brings us FORM+CODE — an ambitious, in-depth look at the use of software across art, design and illustration for a wide spectrum of creative disciplines, from data visualization to generative art to motion typography. FORM+CODE: Eye and Brain Candy for the Digital Age FORM+CODE: Eye and Brain Candy for the Digital Age
Mapping European Stereotypes by Maria Popova Geopolitical cartography is all about an objective view of the world’s political conventions. But there’s nothing politically correct in Bulgarian-born, London-based designer Yanko Tsvetkov‘s Mapping Stereotypes project — a series of amusing, often tragicomically true maps of Europe based on various subjective perceptions and ideologies. Europe According to USA Europe According to France Mapping European Stereotypes
Beautiful Word Clouds Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. Create your own.

Beautiful Word Clouds

NBC News' Education Nation Challenge Visualize the Economics of Higher Graduation Rates Graduating from high school means better job prospects and higher earning potential for individuals, but what does it mean for the community or country as a whole? In partnership with NBC News' Education Nation, and using data from the Alliance for Excellent Education, challenges you to visualize the projected benefits and economic ripple effects that would result from improving America’s graduation rates. Add your voice to the debate by participating: the 2011 Education Nation Summit will help bring your work to elected officials, educators, and business leaders. NBC News' Education Nation Challenge
Ce guide en deux parties présente des éléments de réponse aux développeurs et journalistes désireux de se lancer dans le monde du Data-Journalism . Pas question ici de produire un cours de programmation ou de base de données, ma démarche est plus celle d’un retour d’expérience sur les caractéristiques très précises de ce métier. Pour commencer, cette première partie s’adresse aux développeurs (mais ne partez pas, je serai doux). Vous vous en doutez peut-être déjà, il ne suffit pas de savoir coder pour faire du Data Journalism dans de bonnes conditions.

Data Journalism : par où commencer (Part. 1/2) | L'Oeil Du Pirate

OKCon 2013 29 Aug 2013 Events Conference On September 16th to 18th, Geneva will host OKCon 2013, the annual Open Knowledge Conference, bringing together representatives from agencies and public administrations, technology activists, civic entrepreneurs and data-driven designers.


European public bodies produce thousands upon thousands of datasets every year – about everything from how our tax money is spent to the quality of the air we breathe. With the Open Data Challenge, the Open Knowledge Foundation and the Open Forum Academy are challenging designers, developers, journalists and researchers to come up with something useful, valuable or interesting using open public data. Everybody from the EU can submit an idea, app, visualization or dataset to the competition between 5th April and 5th June. The winners will be announced in mid June at the European Digital Assembly in Brussels. A total of €20,000 in prizes could be another motivator if you’re undecided yet. Open Data Challenge on Datavisualization
Introduction to Linked Open Data for Visualization Creators on Datavisualization Last week ReadWriteWeb asked : “Is Linked Data Gaining Acceptance?” Our answer: definitely yes. Projects like DBPedia , a community effort to structure the information from Wikipedia and provide it as Linked Open Data, have come a long way and work really well. For example, you can search for all scientists born in Zürich, Switzerland . But you don’t have to stop there! Because the data is linked, you can open up the definition of “ Zürich ” and find much more related information.
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List of European Open Data Catalogues at
Suisse Open Data Initiative
11.5040 - Potentiel des données publiques ouvertes en Suisse - Curia Vista - Base de données d'entreprise - L'Assemblée fédérale - Le Parlement suisse
En Suisse aussi, l´Open Government Data a le vent en poupe
Open government data gathers momentum in Switzerland
Switzerland is no longer a white spot on the OGD map.
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