Vintage data visualization: 35 examples from before the Digital Era This is a guest post by Tiago Veloso, the founder of Visual Loop, a collaborative digital environment for everything related to information design and data visualization. He lives in Brazil, and you can connect with him online on Twitter and LinkedIn. If you follow us regularly on Visual Loop, you’ve probably noticed we like to featured not only modern interactive visualizations and infographics, but also examples from the past, from the time when there were no computer softwares to help analyzing and designing and no Internet to access and share data. Graphics, charts, diagrams and visual data representations have been published on books, newspapers and magazines since they exist, not to mention old maps and scientific illustrations, and despite the lack of tools such as the ones we have at our disposal nowadays, they are as inspiring and important as the best contemporary visualizations. A Map of Physics (1939)
BEING CRAZY IS NOISY John Sterns is diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder (a co-diagnosis of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder), chronic depression and chronic anxiety. He describes a lifetime of fighting demons ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE I. I hear voices (“auditory hallucinations”, technically). They come from all directions and fill my mind with hateful, self-destructive demands. RAP NEWS History is happening The time has come to turn our focus onto the very medium which allows us to connect: The Internet. As we know it today, it has only been around for a short time: it's still an adolescent; still changing and growing. But even as we speak, powerful forces and interests are vying to influence and shape it’s nature as it reaches full maturity. And since humanity’s destiny and that of the Internet are intimately connected, it would be wise to be ask: how is the Internet doing? If the Internet could speak to us as a human today, what kind of person would it be? And most importantly, what kind of a person will it become in the future?
True Friends - Barnmice Equestrian Social Community True Friends After losing his parents, this 3 year old orangutan was so depressed he wouldn't eat and didn't respond to any medical treatments. The veteranarians thought he would surely die from sadness. The zoo keepers found an old sick dog on the grounds in the park at the zoo where the orangutan lived and took the dog to the animal treatment center. The dog arrived at the same time the orangutan was there being treated. 43 Intricate Mind Map Illustrations For the uninitiated, a mind map is a graphical organization of ideas and concepts that can be used to facilitate the generation of ideas and the learning process. The reason why this has been argued to be more effective than the traditional method of learning (e.g. rote learning, linear text reading, etc) is because such structuring of ideas and concepts resembles the way our brain works – i.e. via links or associations. Mind mapping is done by connecting one idea to another with the aid of colors and images to tap both sides of our brains.
40 Ways of Visualizing Brazil’s Historical Election This is a special guest post by Tiago Veloso from Visual Loop – a non-stop stream of Infographics, Maps, Charts and many other Visualization Goodies, with lots of new posts everyday. User submissions are always welcome, opened to artists and designers from all over the world. Be sure to check out Tiago’s first massive hit on Inspired Mag – Info-Visualization Through the Eyes and Talent of 10 Brazilian Designers There was a lot of buzz surrounding the Midterm elections in the U.S., but, for the last couple of months, another big election happened: the Brazil’s Presidential Election. As some of you may know, I currently live in Brazil – that’s why my first post was about the amazing information designers we have here – , so, I’m really happy to make this post, for a couple of reasons.
Translating Man-Speak (actually Man-Action) : Soul-Mates Matchmaking & Date Coaching If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! One of the great frustrations I hear from women in the dating world is that men lie and men cowardly disappear just as things are heating up. As a woman, if a man says he will call and he doesn’t, he is a liar. If, after things heat up, a man stops calling, texting and asking you out with no explanation he’s a coward. 106 of the most beloved Street Art Photos Click on a photo and you make it bigger and can post a comment on it. And thats some of the most beloved Street Art Photos posted in 2012 on Street Art Utopia! A member of Street Art Utopia on Facebook wrote two year ago this nice piece about the future:
Little Words with Absolutely Huge Meaning - Use Them As children many of us hyped the statement, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Clearly, it doesn’t take long to realize that words have far more weight than we want to realize. They influence thoughts, feelings, actions and states of mind. Even little words often have big meaning. Think about it.
Art, Charts, and Diagrams Eternity and Consciousness Mind-Matter Relation Western Cosmology Like this: What is Your Personality Type? Type A, B, C or D? People with type B traits are laid back individuals. They have the ability to relax, enjoy small accomplishments and “stop to smell the roses” along the way. They are rarely stressed and hardly ever become aggressive or frustrated with people or projects. They tend to be calm, patient individuals and are generally uncompetitive as they often take the “win some, lose some” approach. Although type B personalities are still planners by nature they rarely complain or stress about the outcome of those plans should they not fall just so. » Hip Hop Legend Interviews Alex Jones Alex Jones Mayor Exposes Radiation Lies — 'Don't They Have Children of Their Own?' Chinese Citizens Respond Violently To Government Beatings "This Is A Problem For All Of America"
70 Reminders to Help You Break Any Barrier I am pleased to introduce this guest article by a new friend John, the creator of HiLife2B, where he hopes to inspire people and to help them achieve their dreams. Follow him on Twitter: @janyasor 1. Large-scale RDF Graph Visualization Tools AI3 Assembles 26 Candidate Tools The pending UMBEL subject concept “backbone” ontology will involve literally thousands of concepts. In order to manage and view such a large structure, a concerted effort to find suitable graph visualization software was mounted. This post presents the candidate listing, as well as some useful starting resources and background information. A subsequent post will present the surprise winner of our evaluation.