Michael Deal ◊ Graphic Design Ongoing study of Beatles through infographics, much of which is based on secondary sources such as sales statistics, biographies, recording session notes, sheet music, and raw audio readings. This graphic traces songwriting contributions by different band members (data based on authorial attributions quantified by William J. Dowlding in the book Beatlesongs Longwinded notes: Color patterns offer clues about the band's gradual fracturing as each member became more independent. Red stalks (signifying jointly written songs) decrease in the second half of the timeline; the split-color bars give way to solid bars of a single color.
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Dr. Kary Banks Mullis The benefits of science Advice to Young Scientists One of the nicest things about winning the Nobel Prize is that you can divert your interests in any direction that you are serious about, even if it is not the same thing that you have been successful with in the past. OpenHeatMap Gallery How the US unemployment rate has varied over the last five years, county-by-county and month-by-month Map friends and followers and search terms around the world House prices for different neighborhoods in Boulder, Colorado A view of over 1,000 data sets from the World Bank, covering health, economic and social statistics for the last fifty years on countries around the world
Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized) This post is #6 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 112. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! Update: Be sure to check out our latest post on infographics: Infographics Are Everywhere – Here’s How to Make Yours Go Viral. I love a good infographic!
Research: Lev Manovich Coins the Term 'Media Visualization' New media theorist Lev Manovich just released a new text, titled What is Visualization? [manovich.net]. One might first wonder if such a question is not too... obvious, but in the light of the contentious discussion about the tension between artistic and scientific representations of data, and whether data art should be called visualization at all, it is always worth covering the basics. The text is quite substantial, so you might want to wait for some quiet time to dive into it.
Conscious Discipline - Conscious Discipline Ever felt at a loss for how to deal with power struggles, defiance, verbal attacks, bullying or physical aggression? Have you ever wondered what would help children stay on task, pay attention and finish their work? The Seven Skills of Discipline are the only skills we need to transform these everyday discipline issues into teaching moments. These moments are our opportunity to teach children the social-emotional and communication skills necessary to manage themselves, resolve conflict, prevent bullying and develop pro-social behaviors. The seven skills are Composure, Encouragement, Assertiveness, Choices, Empathy, Positive Intent and Consequences.
Do not respect authority I’m sorry to inflict this on you, and it’s OK if you decide not to torture your brain watching it. This is Kary Mullis, Nobel prize winner for the discovery of PCR, giving a talk. It’s long and rambling, and at various points he endorses global warming denialism and HIV denialism, but somehow thinks maybe there is something to astrology. It’s a terrible, awful, embarrassingly bad talk from a prestigious kook. Mullis has one point of pride with me: when anyone asks me to name a book by a legitimate, successful scientist that demonstrates that even smart people can be awesomely stupid, Mullis’s Dancing in the Mind Field beats out even Collins’ Language of God. There are funny moments in the video, but they’re mostly funny because they expose the inanity and hypocrisy of Mullis.
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