Data Portrait Study Series Sketch 3 (Spatial Portraiture: Space as Content and Medium): After various explorations with space, this sketch shows how one can build a medium to depict a person's relation to a physical environment. One of the main challenge is to be able capture the spatiality of the outside world in a graphical environment. We live in space and that shapes our personality, but when we want to represent this spatiality we need a more spatial medium that lends itself to different configurations. This particular one is a portrait of a woman through her trip to Iceland last year. Unfit for Work: The startling rise of disability in America By Chana Joffe-Walt In the past three decades, the number of Americans who are on disability has skyrocketed. The rise has come even as medical advances have allowed many more people to remain on the job, and new laws have banned workplace discrimination against the disabled. Every month, 14 million people now get a disability check from the government.
5 Statistics Problems That Will Change The Way You See The World - Walter Hickey Once the population of an office hits 366 people, it's a certainty that two people in your office have the same birthday, since there are only 365 possible days of birth. Still, assuming that each birth date (except February 29) is equally likely, it turns out that once your office has 57 people in it there is a 99% chance that two of them share a birthday. When there is 23 people, that probability is 50%. Here's why. Instead of calculating the probability that two people share a birthday, instead calculate the converse, probability that two people don't share a birthday.
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Loom2 Work in Progress Although constructed for researchers to share news and information, Usenet quickly developed into a social environment with varied styles of interactions. Unfortunately, the browsers developed to view the shared messages fail to effectively convey the rich social features of a newsgroup, let alone all of Usenet. The goal of our research is to use the salient features of social interaction to build a "legible" interactive visual representation of Usenet. We started by exploring the Usenet environment, constructing a series of relevant questions. From the questions, we have started to explore how this information can be derived from the textual data available online.
Socialist Workers Party (United States) The Socialist Workers Party is a far-left political organization in the United States. The group places a priority on "solidarity work" to aid strikes and is strongly supportive of Cuba. The SWP publishes The Militant, a weekly newspaper that dates back to 1928, and maintains Pathfinder Press. Human Rights Maps This page contains links to the different human rights maps which I publish on this blog, now and again. These maps form part of one of my main efforts here: a data and statistical approach to human rights issues. More on this here. The maps here are usually world maps or maps for certain continents or countries. Of course they all contain information on particular countries, but if you want to select the blogposts for one particular country only, you may want to do a search instead. To view all the maps at once click here.
Finding Canadian statistics Finding Canadian Statistics Introduction Facts or figures are often used in studies or reports to make a point. These values, which are often referred to as statistics, tend to be aggregate counts, totals, sums, or averages. In the print world, this type of numerical information is typically found in statistical abstracts, census monographs, and serial publications from Statistics Canada or other government agencies, such as the Bank of Canada. In the digital world this numeric information appears on CD-ROM and similar products with electronic table access, or in electronic journals.
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Data Highlights - 32: By the Numbers – Data Highlights from Full Planet, Empty Plates October 17, 2012 By the Numbers – Data Highlights from Full Planet, Empty Plates Earth Policy Institute Our Government "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed." — Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence Since the Second Continental Congress declared America's independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776, the United States government has sought to realize the fundamental principle on which our nation was founded: that all people have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This principle was formalized in 1788 with the ratification of the Constitution.
Visual Design We develop new ways to tell stories with data through visual representations. We create aesthetic depictions for complex patterns and relationships that summarize visually the output of our information signatures. Research Topics and Products Arc Weld