The Majority of Americans Still Don't Care About the NSA Spying on Them - Philip Bump A bit of good news for the 265 sitting members of Congress who voted to extend the legislation that the NSA claims as its mandate to collect phone data: the majority of Americans don't care. Pew Research today released a poll suggesting that 56 percent of the country thinks doing just that is just fine. The firm, which has clearly been paying closer attention to the history of the NSA than many Americans, asked similar questions about the balance between privacy and terror investigations in 2002, 2003, 2006, and 2010. That history provides some insight into how attitudes toward the subject have changed.
OECD – Your Better Life Index Average personal index for Germany, men, 15–24 How’s life? There is more to life than the cold numbers of GDP and economic statistics – This Index allows you to compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life. Download executive summary Download the index data Learn more about the index
Map your moves Data This map distills more than 4000 moves from over 1700 people, collected in an informal survey by WNYC, a New York based public radio station. For generating the geo–coordinates from the entered ZIP codes, I used the free bulk geocoder at gpsvisualizer.com. I did not check every single data row in detail, so a few of the moves might be misrepresented. Mapping As most moves occurred from, to or within the New York area, this area displayed enlarged in the white circle at the center of the graphic. Style Space: How to compare image sets and follow their evolution Draft text by Lev Manovich (August 4-6, 2011). All projects and visualizations are created by members of Software Studies Initiative (credits appear under the images on Flickr) Batch image processing softwate: Sunsern Cheamanunkul and Jeremy Douglass. ImagePlot visualization software: Lev Manovich, Jeremy Douglass, Nadia Xiangfei Zeng. ImagePlot documentation: Tara Zepel.
Web Trend Map 2007 Version 2.0 by Oliver Reichenstein We have done it before: the 200 most successful websites pinned down on the Tokyo Metro Map, ordered by category, proximity, success, popularity and perspective. Now we have done it again — and better. Back by popular demand: here is iA’s next Web Trend Map: Download It! We figured that this would make a nice desktop background image as well. Facial Recognition System Targets Criminals in Public Places Criminals beware! Ayonix Inc. Japan, an image technology solution provider, recently released a new real-time facial detection and recognition surveillance product aimed at safely identifying criminals and suspects in public places, such as airports, train stations, stadiums and public malls. With this recent technology update, Ayonix's Public Security (APS) product now has a processing speed that's 10 times faster than other releases. Users can now achieve real-time face recognition in public locations, and APS ver2.1 now makes walk-through facial recognition feasible. The APS scans incoming camera streams in real-time and notifies the operator when a face matches a "hit" on a watch list.
Urban Population Map Close Source United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Population Division special updated estimates of urban population as of October 2011, consistent with World Population Prospects: The 2010 revision and World Urbanization Prospects: The 2009 revision. Graphic presentation of data based on The Guardian, 27 July 2007. This map is stylized and based on an approximate scale. Inspirational Quotes / Motivational Quotes / Quotes to live by This site is not suppose to look like this, it's suppose to be a little more fun. You are probably using an old browser like Internet Explorer (Shame on you). Use the latest versions of Firefox, Safari or Chrome instead.
Mapping the Republic of Letters About the Project Before email, faculty meetings, international colloquia, and professional associations, the world of scholarship relied on its own networks: networks of correspondence that stretched across countries and continents; the social networks created by scientific academies; and the physical networks brought about by travel. These networks were the lifelines of learning, from the age of Erasmus to the age of Franklin. They facilitated the dissemination&emdash;and the criticism&emdash;of ideas, the spread of political news, as well as the circulation of people and objects. But what did these networks actually look like?
Websites as graphs Everyday, we look at dozens of websites. The structure of these websites is defined in HTML, the lingua franca for publishing information on the web. Your browser's job is to render the HTML according to the specs (most of the time, at least). The bacteria that turns water into ice Meet Pseudomonas syringae, a bacterium that causes disease in plants and helps make snow machines work. It all has to do with ice nucleation — the process that forms ice crystals in the atmosphere and, thus, snow. You probably know that raindrops and snowflakes form around something.
The Web 2.0 Summit Map - The Data Frame We live in a world clothed in data, and as we interact with it, we create more. Welcome to the 2011 edition of the Web 2.0 Map. This map showcases the incumbents and upstarts in our network economy, gathered around various territories that represent the Web 2.0's Points of Control. We've removed last year's acquisition mode to make room for a newly minted data layer. Pan and Zoom to explore the map, and click the icons to get some insight about each player and their position.
Designers checklist advices — Project by Adrien Heury 10/10Be proud of your work Anton RepponenCreative director • Fantasy interactive • NYC I know so many designers who aren't happy with their work at the end of a project. “It might have been so much cooler,” they say. "If only I'd known that this would be the final result”.