Information Aesthetics Showcase International Podcasts Special Thanks & Acknowledgements The emergent field of information aesthetics combines a rich variety of technical and artistic disciplines. 15 Stunning Examples of Data Visualization Data Visualization is a method of presenting information in a graphical form. Good data visualization should appear as if it is a work of art. This intrigues the viewer and draws them in so that they can further investigate the data and info that the graphic represents.
KrazyDad It’s been a long while since I’ve posted, but hopefully, there are still one or two of you out there who understand the value of a good RSS feed. I’m back to write about a book I’m enjoying, with the following cryptic title: If this line of BASIC code already means something to you, then you are probably going to enjoy the book, go buy a copy right now, the proceeds go to a great charity. If the title looks like a bizarre and useless incantation (it is!), read on. The book is an exploration of its title: A one-line BASIC program that was intended to run on an early 80s Commodore 64 computer.
Keep an Eye on the emerging Open-Source Analytics Stack This post is contributed by Revolution Analytics CEO Norman Nie, and cross-posted from the Future of Open Source Forum. A lot of attention has been focused recently on Big Data, and rightly so: Big Data is a Big Deal. (See this LinuxInsider article, Big Data, Big Open Source Tools, for a compehensive overview of Big Data issues.) Prezi Embed Pre-release – We Need Your Feedback! « Prezi.com Blo Prezi team proudly presents the tech pre-release of our new embed feature. From now on, you can embed any public presentation to your blog or website. The result will look like this: Embedded Prezi with simple navigation mode Request for Help: Acquisition Security Related Policies & Issuan The graph Acquisition Security Related Policies & Issuances Chart (acq.osd.mil, PDF version) by the Office of the Director, Defence Research and Engineering is meant to increase the awareness of existing policies, in order to improve compliance, and to get policymakers to reflect about writing "one more policy" now that they are able to observe the huge existing "heap" they actually contribute to. The chart's designers are interested in your constructive feedback to make it better (and maybe help your country at the same time?). The chart organizes acquisition security policies and guidance by purpose and the responsible offices.
Blended Mona By: Jeff Clark Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2011 The previous post, Recursive Mona, showed an image of the Mona Lisa constructed from smaller versions of itself. One of the things I don't like about that image, and most other 'photographic mosaic' type images, is that the grid structure controlling the sub-images is so visually prominent. Using multiple scales as I did helps to some degree but the regularity detracts from the overall image. I've tried to improve this by breaking down the squares that require a more detailed rendering into subsquares in a more varied fashion. There are now 5 or 6 different splitting algorithms used to get the sub-components. 50 Great Examples of Data Visualization Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. 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
About ChartsBin.com What is ChartsBin? ChartsBin is a web-based data visualization tool that will allow everyone to quickly and easily create rich interactive visualizations with their own data. You can then share your interactive visualizations with others by embedding them in websites, blogs or sharing via Facebook or Twitter. We're focused on building the most exciting and engaging destination for statisticians, and computer scientists in the world. The Work of Edward Tufte and Graphics Press Edward Tufte is a statistician and artist, and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science at Yale University. He wrote, designed, and self-published 4 classic books on data visualization. The New York Times described ET as the "Leonardo da Vinci of data," and Business Week as the "Galileo of graphics." He is now writing a book/film The Thinking Eye and constructing a 234-acre tree farm and sculpture park in northwest Connecticut, which will show his artworks and remain open space in perpetuity. He founded Graphics Press, ET Modern gallery/studio, and Hogpen Hill Farms LLC.