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Redefining optimal. When you’re trying to use models to probe the behavior of a complex biological system, there usually comes a point where you have to “fit parameters”.

Redefining optimal

This happens because the model is trying to build up a macroscopic picture from underlying features that may be impossible to measure. It's not about the data : Nature Genetics. Big Data : faire du sens à grande échelle. Après l'open-data la nouvelle tendance tout droit venue des US sera-t-elle le « big data » ?

Big Data : faire du sens à grande échelle

D’un récent voyage dans la Silicon Valley (merci aux amis du Orange Institute), je rentre avec une conviction : tout ce que nous connaissions du web va changer à nouveau avec le phénomène des big data. The Sex Profile. CNN lance Ecosphere Project, un magnifique dispositif de visualisation de conversation twitter. Alain Massabova, 40 ans à Paris → TweetArt Bmx Magazine nous propose une bien jolie vidéo réalisée par JC Pieri mettant en scène Alain Massabova, éditeur du magazine Art Bmx.

CNN lance Ecosphere Project, un magnifique dispositif de visualisation de conversation twitter

Une ballade poétique dans Paris entrecoupée de […] Jusqu’où iriez vous pour des gâteaux apéritifs gratuits ? Education Pays. Education Pays. The capitalist network that runs the world - physics-math - 19 October 2011. AS PROTESTS against financial power sweep the world this week, science may have confirmed the protesters' worst fears.

the capitalist network that runs the world - physics-math - 19 October 2011

An analysis of the relationships between 43,000 transnational corporations has identified a relatively small group of companies, mainly banks, with disproportionate power over the global economy. The study's assumptions have attracted some criticism, but complex systems analysts contacted by New Scientist say it is a unique effort to untangle control in the global economy. Pushing the analysis further, they say, could help to identify ways of making global capitalism more stable. The idea that a few bankers control a large chunk of the global economy might not seem like news to New York's Occupy Wall Street movement and protesters elsewhere (see photo).

Alternative and Nuclear Energy (Percentage of Total Energy Use) Mapping a World of Human Activity. With the world networked on an unprecedented scale, and the global population hitting 7 billion only weeks ago, we are living in a uniquely interconnected era, creating new opportunites and dependencies.

Mapping a World of Human Activity

It's the result of millenia of exploration, travel, exploitation, and innovation, and the Anthropocene, meaning “the new human-dominated period of the Earth’s history,” is a term coined in 2000 to describe this epoch. A Cartography of the Anthropocene is an effort by global education organization Globaïa to map this epoch, illustrating the various ways that global humanity connects and is interdependent. Les data en forme. La veille hebdomadaire des journalistes de données d'OWNI vous propose cette semaine de vous data-situer dans l'humanité, de visualiser votre dîner ou encore d'ouvrir les données de la Bible...

Les data en forme

Présenter les volumes d’importations et d’exportations des pays du globe, depuis 1962 : complexe ? Un peu, mais the Observatory of Economic complexity (l’Observatoire de la complexité économique), ne recule pas devant la difficulté, comme son nom l’indique. Son but est de “cartographier les chemins vers la prospérité”.

7 billion humans. The world population is expected to hit seven billion some time in the next few days.

7 billion humans

The United Nations has a countdown clock, of sorts, with a counter ticking steadily forward. 50 Great Examples of Data Visualization. Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information.

50 Great Examples of Data Visualization

And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner. Below are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Music, Movies and Other Media Narratives 2.0 visualizes music. Liveplasma is a music and movie visualization app that aims to help you discover other musicians or movies you might enjoy. Tuneglue is another music visualization service. Historical Timeline of Computable Knowledge: 1900-1959. 1900: National Physical Laboratory; National Bureau of Standards Using physics to create standards NPL in the UK and NBS in the US are founded to make measurements and standards using methods from physics.

Historical Timeline of Computable Knowledge: 1900-1959 : WEF Challenge. Visualization and Visual Communication. Simple Complexity — Making Simple Sense From Complex Data. Junk Charts. Via Twitter, Bart S (@BartSchuijt) sent me to this TechCrunch article, which contains several uninspiring charts.

Junk Charts

The most disturbing one is this: There is a classic Tufte class here: only five numbers and yet the chart is so confusing. And yes, they reversed the axis. Lower means higher "app abandonment" and higher means lower "app abandonment". Accuracy&Aesthetics  Blog. Hubs and Connectors: Understanding Networks Through Data Visualization. Yesterday a bunch of friends were tweeting about the new LinkedIn InMaps web app (part of LinkedIn Labs), so I had to check it out for myself.

Wow, wow, wow! InMaps are data visualizations of your professional network, based on LinkedIn connections, with you as the center node. I’ve been waiting years for LinkedIn to finally get its act together and start offering up analytics based on all the data we willingly store within it — but rarely make use of. Visualizing The Web & Social Networks. May 26, 2010 Posted by Suzanne Marlatt Edelman Digital, Chicago Follow on Twitter @edelmandigital Seeing is believing and visuals are powerful.

I’ve collected a few visualization tools for Facebook, news feeds, and Twitter to let you view networks and conversations at a glance. Mentionmap Mentionmap is a web app for exploring the Twitter users and hashtags that mention your account most. Prezi - The Zooming Presentation Editor. Exoplanet Orbit Database. Lift 2011 : Visualisations des tweets. Well-formed data. WallStats - The Art of Information. Well-formed data. Datavisualization.

Ideas, issues, knowledge, data - visualized! Data Visualization, Infographics, and Statistics.