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Big Data Ethics: Not the New Oil!

I have longed, and I have searched. Finally some wise words about the too easy metaphor of data being the new oil, which I involuntarily almost loathe more than the human and natural consequences of oil itself (that was an exaggeration, mind you). As it tends to be, it is Data Artist in Residence at New York […]

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Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization, Week 4

So, I’m behind schedule. As I have practically been all along. We’re actually in Week 5 of Knight Center’s phenomenal “Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization” hosted by the equally phenomenal Alberto Cairo. The task this week was to take a look at the unemployment rates in the US under President Obama. The task, more […]

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Data Visualization Goals in Historic Context

Robert Kosara of eagereyes (and Tableau) just published a great walk-through of the history of data visualizations. Or, rather, the main goals of different data visualization giants during the course of history. It really gives you a great understanding of why we are now torn between infographics and data visualizations (read: Robert Kosara’s [INFOGRAPHIC] vs. data visualization dichotomy, ie. […]

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Andrew Gelman on Pragmatism

“Yes, it can sometimes be possible for a graph to be both beautiful and informative, as in Minard’s famous Napoleon-in-Russia map, or more recently the Baby Name Wizard, which we featured in our article. But such synergy is not always possible, and we believe that an approach to data graphics that focuses on celebrating such […]

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Post-Sandy

So Sandy just became a "Post-Tropical" storm, which I think means it has become incomprehensible, vague, pretentious and French. — Tom Gara (@tomgara) October 29, 2012 Det værste er nu overstået, hvilket betyder at vejret er tilbage, hvor det var for ca. et døgn siden, da jeg skrev blogindlægget om den kommende orkan. Det blæser […]

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Justice i Hammerstein Ballroom

Jeg har nu fået lagt en lille video op fra koncerten med Justice i Hammerstein Ballroom. Det var en helt fantastisk koncert – den bedste jeg nogensinde har overværet – hvor visuals og musik var synkroniseret i en grad jeg aldrig tidligere har oplevet. Heller ikke da jeg som 10-12-årig havde mobildiskotek og selv byggede […]

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Ohhhh Sandy

[Hvis du vil læse om mine tanker efter Sandy, kan du læse det nyere indlæg, “Post-Sandy“] Som det sig hør og bør når et stykke ubehageligt natur går mod de amerikanske kyster, er der panik i TV. Men det lader nu engang også til at blive slemt på disse kanter. I Haiti er mindst 51 […]

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Hvorfor Obama nu?

Den amerikanske valgkamp har i denne omgang handlet mere om fact-checking end ideologi og visioner for USA. Heldigvis har Lucas Gray (har blandt andet arbejdet på Simpsons og Family Guy) m. fl. også denne gang lavet en video. Sidst hed den Why Obama?, så denne gang hedder den selvfølgelig Why Obama Now?:

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I really should look into d3

Jérôme Cukier once again reminds me that I should look into D3 one if these days. Getting around to acquiring some better coding skills really is one of the things my spare time aught to be used on. Alas, it’s not. Along with Jeff Heer and Scott Murray, Jérôme Cukier just did a D3 tutorial at VisWeek 2012. And […]

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Don’t vilify Nick Clegg, a man doomed by circumstance

Tolstoy was right about Nick Clegg. After a moment of free will after the 2010 election, he was trapped in the vice of historical necessity.Simon Jenkins