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Bureaucracy Bureaucratics is a project consisting of a book (ISBN 978-1-59005-232-7, now sold out) and a traveling exhibition that has so far been shown in museums and galleries in some twenty countries on five continents. The book and the exhibition contain 50 photographs and are the product of an anarchist’s heart, a historian’s mind and an artist’s eye. Bureaucratics is a comparative photographic study of the culture, rituals and symbols of state civil administrations and its servants in eight countries on five continents, selected on the basis of polical, historical and cultural considerations: Bolivia, China, France, India, Liberia, Russia, the United States, and Yemen. In each country, I visited up to hundreds of offices of members of the executive in different services and at different levels. The visits were unannounced and the accompanying writer, Will Tinnemans, by interviewing kept the employees from tidying up or clearing the office.

Risk Controversies visualized Last Update: Oct. 5th 2011 New brochure (german version) available online. Download PDF (2MB) The aim of the reseach project is to develop an internet based visualisation of risk related controversies as argumentation maps on the basis of two exemplary case studies: dietary supplements and nanoscale particles. ToolGoogleScraperFAQ What does the Google Scraper actually do? The Google Scraper is a piece of software which allows one to batch query Google. It allows a user to enter a set of URLs and a set of keywords. For each URL-keyword combination Google will be queried for [keyword site:!

Wind Map: Historical An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you a historical snapshot of the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. See the live map for current winds. Wind map prints are available from Point.B Studio. Read more about wind and about wind power. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. wordcloud « Fells Stats An update to the wordcloud package (2.2) has been released to CRAN. It includes a number of improvements to the basic wordcloud. Notably that you may now pass it text and Corpus objects directly. as in: #install.packages(c("wordcloud","tm"),repos=" library(wordcloud) library(tm) wordcloud("May our children and our children's children to a thousand generations, continue to enjoy the benefits conferred upon us by a united country, and have cause yet to rejoice under those glorious institutions bequeathed us by Washington and his compeers.",colors=brewer.pal(6,"Dark2"),random.order=FALSE)

Carbon map infographic: a new way to see the Earth move How can you map the world to show global data in an immediately clear way? How can you show two datasets at once to see how they compare? Kiln, a partnership of Guardian writer Duncan Clark and developer Robin Houston has come up with this beautiful new take on the globe. Watch the animated intro or click on the topics and see the map move before your eyes. Adding shading lets you compare two datasets to see how they relate – so you can see clearly how poorest countries have the fastest growing populations but the lowest emissions

Learning needs analysis: some useful techniques Learning needs analysis tends to be seen as a bit of a dark art, and the truth is that there is no standard way of conducting one since it often depends on a range of factors. What experienced L&D/OD practitioners tend to do is rely on a great deal of tacit knowledge to come up with the right approach. However, there are some activities that you can nearly always undertake in order to get useful information to inform your L&D strategy and I thought I’d outline some of these. It’s important to note that all of these will highlight areas where there are performance needs. Whether the solution is some form of learning intervention or a change to some other part of the workplace performance ecology is the subject for a future post. * Interview a cross-section of managers (including senior managers).

Infographic of the Day: The Facebook Map of the World Using the connections between friends on Facebook, an intern at the company has created a remarkable map of the world. Paul Butler usually works as a grunt on the data infrastructure engineering team at Facebook, which gives him access to Facebook's mighty data warehouses. Which means his side projects take on a grand scale. [Click for ginormous version] This one began with profile data from a scant 10 million people -- or about 2% of Facebook's users. Butler first tabulated the number of friends between each city, and what latitude and longitude each friend was at. openFrameworks openFrameworks is an open source C++ toolkit designed to assist the creative process by providing a simple and intuitive framework for experimentation. The toolkit is designed to work as a general purpose glue, and wraps together several commonly used libraries, including: OpenGL, GLEW, GLUT, libtess2 and cairo for graphicsrtAudio, PortAudio, OpenAL and Kiss FFT or FMOD for audio input, output and analysisFreeType for fontsFreeImage for image saving and loadingQuicktime, GStreamer and videoInput for video playback and grabbingPoco for a variety of utilitiesOpenCV for computer visionAssimp for 3D model loading

Typographic Map of New York City Laughing Squid AboutTwitterFacebookHostingContactStore Archive Random RSS Typographic Map of New York City 16th Nov 2010 / 158 notes Founded in 1995 by Scott Beale, Laughing Squid is a blog featuring compelling art, culture & technology, as well as a cloud-based web hosting company. Cloud Mirror : Media Designed and Built by - Daniel Burnham Anuj Patel Sam Bell -- Mirror Cloud Symbol Copyright of Daniel Burnham Mapping Stereotypes by alphadesigner Atlas of Prejudice: The Complete Stereotype Map Collection Get your copy on: Amazon US / Amazon UK / Amazon DE / Amazon FR / Amazon IT / Amazon ES / Amazon Canada / Amazon Japan / Amazon India / Amazon Brazil

Your Random Numbers – Getting Started with Processing and Data Visualization Over the last year or so, I’ve spent almost as much time thinking about how to teach data visualization as I’ve spent working with data. I’ve been a teacher for 10 years – for better or for worse this means that as I learn new techniques and concepts, I’m usually thinking about pedagogy at the same time. Lately, I’ve also become convinced that this massive ‘open data’ movement that we are currently in the midst of is sorely lacking in educational components. The amount of available data, I think, is quickly outpacing our ability to use it in useful and novel ways. How can basic data visualization techniques be taught in an easy, engaging manner?

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