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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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China Explained

If you have any interest in the history and politics of China (you should), the Reuters Connected China app is absolutely amazing. It’s basically a bunch of very well-annotated interactive data visualizations combined with a beautiful China 101. Divided into 5 areas, the social power visualization is particularly interesting, and it is easy to see […]

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Robert Kirkpatrick on Tweets and UN Global Pulse

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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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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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Mapping the World’s Facebook Friends

stamen have done it again. They usually do some amazingly cool stuff, and usually with maps. This time is no exception. Their contribution to Facebook Stories is pretty interesting. Called “Mapping the World’s Friendships“, it looks at the friendships between borders. It would be easy to have just stopped there, but they have also researched […]

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Big Data for the Public Good

Code for America have just posted the fourth seminar in their Big Data for the Public Good series. This time Jeremy Howard talks about Kaggle. I’ve embedded videos from the four seminars below, but you’re actually better off going straight to the Code for America website. Seminar 1: Data Visualization Michal Migursky Eric Rodenbeck Seminar 2: Data Without Borders […]

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Can You Pretty This Up?

Bitsy Hansen (aka Bitsy Bentley) has another great piece on Forbes today. This time it’s on the “Data Visualization Landscape“. Her main point is that making great graphs is not just about prettying up the things your data guys come up with. It’s a continuation of her previous post, “This Business of Data Visualization” where […]