Programme of experimentation in arts and politics Combining theoretical courses, practical exercises, and work on commissioned team projects, SPEAP offers students an opportunity to expand their skills through the acquisition of knowledge and know-how that is simultaneously conceptual, methodological, and technical. Core courses and practical workshops The SPEAP curriculum is designed to familiarize students with a range of skills and concepts, as well as to explore the points of articulation and connection between the scientific, artistic, and political fields.
GUI Architectures There have been many different ways to organize the code for a rich client system. Here I discuss a selection of those that I feel have been the most influential and introduce how they relate to the patterns. Graphical user interfaces have become a familiar part of our software landscape, both as users and as developers. Data Visualization and Infographics with D3.js - Knight Center JournalismCourses.org Data Visualization and Infographics with D3.js Time: August 17 to September 27, 2015 Instructors: Alberto Cairo and Scott Murray Welcome to “Data Visualization and Infographics with D3,” a six-week online course with professors Alberto Cairo and Scott Murray! This is part of JournalismCourses.org, the distance-learning program of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin. Our program offers MOOCs, massive online courses that are free, and other online courses, like this one that has a limited number of students and is paid.
Data journalism at the Guardian: what is it and how do we do it? Data journalism. What is it and how is it changing? Photograph: Alamy Fact-Checking 'Homeland': The Real 'Tower of David' The most recent episode of “Homeland” took Brody to Venezuela. In the episode, “The Tower of David,” our pale-skinned hero is seen in custody, shaven-headed and gutshot, during a rendezvous on Venezuela’s jungle coastline, where one group of gun-wielding malandros (villains) hand him over to another. Brody, in a delirious state of writhing agony, lying in the back of a pickup, is driven to Caracas and into one of South America’s most apocalyptic urban fastnesses, the Tower of David. The Tower is a half-finished forty-five-story skyscraper-cum-ghetto that rises from the heart of downtown Caracas.
Data Visualization and D3.js Course Lesson 1a Visualization Fundamentals (2 hours) Learn about the elements of great data visualization. In this lesson, you will meet data visualization experts, learn about data visualization in the context of data science, and learn how to represent data values in visual form. Lesson 1b D3 Building Blocks (4 hours) Learn how to use the open standards of the web to create graphical elements.
Design and branding news The creative community loses a multi-talented inspiration. Designer, author, and filmmaker Hillman Curtis sadly passed away on April 18th after a three year battle with cancer. At only 51, Curtis leaves behind an impressive body of work which includes numerous award-winning short films and the feature-length film Ride, Rise, Road about David Byrne and Brian Eno. Curtis is perhaps best known for his popular Artist Series, which was ongoing from 2005 and featured designers like Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, and David Carson. His latest project, The Happy Film, is a feature-length film loosely based on designer Stefan Sagmeister’s book Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far. It was in production at the time of his death.
Tower of David: The World's Tallest Slum Imagine a skyscraper meant to hold all the employees of several large financial and banking institutions. Imagine postmodern architectural designs and intricate technologies. Now imagine the construction of this building was halted. Imagine the skeleton of this skyscraper left standing, empty and unfinished, next door to buildings that house businesses and corporations, in the heart of a bustling metropolis. Now imagine the Tower of David. Naomi Klein: How science is telling us all to revolt In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 earth and space scientists at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held annually in San Francisco. This year’s conference had some big-name participants, from Ed Stone of Nasa’s Voyager project, explaining a new milestone on the path to interstellar space, to the film-maker James Cameron, discussing his adventures in deep-sea submersibles. But it was Werner’s own session that was attracting much of the buzz. It was titled “Is Earth F**ked?” (full title: “Is Earth F**ked?
The 37 best tools for data visualization It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams. One of the best ways to get your message across is to use a visualization to quickly draw attention to the key messages, and by presenting data visually it's also possible to uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn't be apparent from looking at stats alone. And nowadays, there's plenty of free graphic design software to help you do just that.
v0.99 Preview: Graphviz and DiagrammeR Soon after the announcement of htmlwidgets, Rich Iannone released the DiagrammeR package, which makes it easy to generate graph and flowchart diagrams using text in a Markdown-like syntax. The package is very flexible and powerful, and includes: Rendering of Graphviz graph visualizations (via viz.js)Creating diagrams and flowcharts using mermaid.jsFacilities for mapping R objects into graphs, diagrams, and flowcharts. We’re very excited about the prospect of creating sophisticated diagrams using an easy to author plain-text syntax, and built some special authoring support for DiagrammeR into RStudio v0.99 (which you can download a preview release of now). Graphviz Meets R