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Visualising Tweets About Global Issues

I finally found a good excuse to play around with RAW (made by the amazing people from Density Design). I have tried a few times before, but it quickly showed that I had too much data. Wanting to do stuff with a lot of data in a browser is really not such a good idea, but […]

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Taxonomy Exploration with Infomous

So, I’m working on a social media data mining project with UN Global Pulse about the Post-2015 process, and wanted a quick look at regularly used words in combination with the debate taking place. The project I’m working on is basically a supplement to the global survey taking place now called MY World (please do participate), […]

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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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Data Without Borders

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Financial Times Graphical World

Yesterday I went to Grand Central Station to see a Financial Times ad campaign. In other words something I would not normally do. This campaign was special though. It’s called “Graphical World” and only goes on for three days. And it was definitely a cool campaign. It’s been developed by David McCandless from Information is Beautiful, and DDB UK. It was […]

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Paul Conneally: Digital humanitarianism

Along the same lines as what UN Global Pulse is all about, Paul Conneally (then of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, now he’s with the UN’s ICT agency, ITU) in this TED Talk stresses that new data is of immense value in early warning, crisis management, and relief efforts. […]

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Republican Candidates’ Topics

Periscopic has a pretty great visualization of the Republican Candidates’ topics during the debates. Obviously there were a lot of interesting topics during the one in Rochester, Michigan, yesterday, but in Las Vegas, Nevada, about a month ago, they touched the subject of Foreign Aid.

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The Global Food Crisis Mapped

As part of their Grow campaign, Oxfam have just released the map below, which shows the “Food price pressure points”. When looking closer, you can also see how dependent the worst off countries are on imports for food consumption. Although not necessarily the most informative graphics, they do carry a story, and they are visually pleasing. Good job, Oxfam!

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Hans Rosling and Augmented Reality

“I kid you not, statistics is now the sexiest subject on the planet” Hans Rosling. Hans Rosling, known by many from his TED Talks, is working with BBC to present the development of the world via augmented reality. He takes a look at average expected life expectancy and average personal income though the last 200 years. That’s […]