Visualization

Embracing Complexity. Craving Simplicity

More a caution than a critique, I was fascinated and left to ponder Peter Liu’s time-based spatially informed map presented in the MapBox Blog this week. I think that the concept is absolutely sound and the implementation is skilful, thoughtful

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Embracing Complexity. Craving Simplicity

More a caution than a critique, I was fascinated and left to ponder Peter Liu’s time-based spatially informed map presented in the MapBox Blog this week. I think that the concept is absolutely sound and the implementation is skilful, thoughtful

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Hanging with the Hexes

Continuing the trend of plotting the Northern Ireland Assembly results on a custom hex map of constituencies (with the new 5 seaters), the latest (unverified results) are available here:

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Hanging with the Hexes

Continuing the trend of plotting the Northern Ireland Assembly results on a custom hex map of constituencies (with the new 5 seaters), the latest (unverified results) are available here:

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Using Onodo to Learn Network Analysis and Visualisation

During our seminar on Network Analysis and Visualisation in DH6010/6019 this past semester as a group we enjoyed a case study involving network analysis of the Star Wars characters presented by Evelina Gabasova (http://evelinag.com/blog/2016/01-25-social-network-force-awakens/index.html#.V7Mn5WXi-f4). She does a superb job of combining analysis, explaining her

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Using Onodo to Learn Network Analysis and Visualisation

During our seminar on Network Analysis and Visualisation in DH6010/6019 this past semester as a group we enjoyed a case study involving network analysis of the Star Wars characters presented by Evelina Gabasova (http://evelinag.com/blog/2016/01-25-social-network-force-awakens/index.html#.V7Mn5WXi-f4). She does a superb job of combining analysis, explaining her

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Pondering Sidenotes

The last week found me teasing out techniques for working with sidenotes as alternative to footnotes or endnotes. In a contentually brilliant PhD Dissertation on timelines as a digital collection visualisation tool – I was concurrently impressed by the quality of the

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Pondering Sidenotes

The last week found me teasing out techniques for working with sidenotes as alternative to footnotes or endnotes. In a contentually brilliant PhD Dissertation on timelines as a digital collection visualisation tool – I was concurrently impressed by the quality of the

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Clever, Clever, Clever Data Visualisation and Property Prices

I am sure I should have seen this before. Findproperty.co.uk is amazingly integrated property locating service that utilises seme well-crafted data visualisation to provide access and context to data – and ultimately to inform the property location process. In 2008

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Clever, Clever, Clever Data Visualisation and Property Prices

I am sure I should have seen this before. Findproperty.co.uk is amazingly integrated property locating service that utilises seme well-crafted data visualisation to provide access and context to data – and ultimately to inform the property location process. In 2008

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I Like My Leap!

We all know that Shawn loves his mobile phones. It’s constant quest to find the optimal UX to suit my needs, sense of aesthetics and visual challenges. Last week, through the generosity of conference organisers I picked up a BlackBerry Leap

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I Like My Leap!

We all know that Shawn loves his mobile phones. It’s constant quest to find the optimal UX to suit my needs, sense of aesthetics and visual challenges. Last week, through the generosity of conference organisers I picked up a BlackBerry Leap

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Software as a Media for Thinking

I was thrilled to attend a presentation by Lev Manovich at the Trinity CTVR on the 6th Sept on ‘Cultural Analytics: How to use big data to unlearn what we know?’ The experience was inspiring and enthralling and my thanks

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Software as a Media for Thinking

I was thrilled to attend a presentation by Lev Manovich at the Trinity CTVR on the 6th Sept on ‘Cultural Analytics: How to use big data to unlearn what we know?’ The experience was inspiring and enthralling and my thanks

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On Kindred Britain: Are we are all one big clique?

One of the more exciting – for me personally at least – digital humanities projects that I have come across this year is Kindred Britain. Kindred Britain is a network of nearly 30,000 individuals — many of them iconic figures in

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On Kindred Britain: Are we are all one big clique?

One of the more exciting – for me personally at least – digital humanities projects that I have come across this year is Kindred Britain. Kindred Britain is a network of nearly 30,000 individuals — many of them iconic figures in

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Visualising the Vote Count

Well, it’s another election passed for me in Ireland. Ireland went to the polls last Friday and turnout was a respectable well above 50% of eligible voters stating their preferences. A few tight runs and a few surprises. The process

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Visualising the Vote Count

Well, it’s another election passed for me in Ireland. Ireland went to the polls last Friday and turnout was a respectable well above 50% of eligible voters stating their preferences. A few tight runs and a few surprises. The process

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Voter Participation Rates across the EU 2004-2014

Just for simples, a quick plot of voter turnout according to the EU Parliament over the past three elections by country. Note (and important) voting in EU elections is compulsory in Belgium, Luxemburg, Greece and Cyrus (and even then whoa

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Voter Participation Rates across the EU 2004-2014

Just for simples, a quick plot of voter turnout according to the EU Parliament over the past three elections by country. Note (and important) voting in EU elections is compulsory in Belgium, Luxemburg, Greece and Cyrus (and even then whoa

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Telling Digital Stories with StoryMapJS

The bank holiday affords the luxury of playing around with all the little bits of code and technology that one saves for that oft too often mythical ‘later’. I found a bit of later today and decided to try out

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Telling Digital Stories with StoryMapJS

The bank holiday affords the luxury of playing around with all the little bits of code and technology that one saves for that oft too often mythical ‘later’. I found a bit of later today and decided to try out

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Wielding the Power of Data Visualisation

The rather innocuously titled ‘Visualising helps make sense of data‘ by Teresa Tocewicz crossed my radar this morning. It’s a short, succinct piece that doesn’t raise any contentious ides, instead reinforcing and reminding why and how we approach the visualisation

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Wielding the Power of Data Visualisation

The rather innocuously titled ‘Visualising helps make sense of data‘ by Teresa Tocewicz crossed my radar this morning. It’s a short, succinct piece that doesn’t raise any contentious ides, instead reinforcing and reminding why and how we approach the visualisation

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Mapping Vice and Ethnicity

A very fine post by Susan Schulten at Mapping the Nation inspired me to cite it and comment briefly. Mapping vice in San Francisco pulls a selection of maps from the fabulous David Rumsey collection that illustrate the rise of political

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Mapping Vice and Ethnicity

A very fine post by Susan Schulten at Mapping the Nation inspired me to cite it and comment briefly. Mapping vice in San Francisco pulls a selection of maps from the fabulous David Rumsey collection that illustrate the rise of political

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Exploring Alternate Spatial Representations

Place is important, but in a very fluid way. How can we capture this fluidity via quantitative non-cartographic visualisation?

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Exploring Alternate Spatial Representations

Place is important, but in a very fluid way. How can we capture this fluidity via quantitative non-cartographic visualisation?

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Data Driven Documents with D3 – A Primer

Interactive Data Visualisation for the Web by Scott Murray puts you in the seat beside a data vis master as he takes you from zero to a solid comprehension of the thinking behind d3.js – a popular framework for visual

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Data Driven Documents with D3 – A Primer

Interactive Data Visualisation for the Web by Scott Murray puts you in the seat beside a data vis master as he takes you from zero to a solid comprehension of the thinking behind d3.js – a popular framework for visual

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Beyond Bullet Points by Cliff Atkinson

Beyond Bullet Points by Cliff Atkinson adopts a holistic approach to making presentations using PowerPoint as a framework. This is a focussed and well-considered presentation in itself looking to the psychological factors that impact on the effectiveness of communication considering

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Beyond Bullet Points by Cliff Atkinson

Beyond Bullet Points by Cliff Atkinson adopts a holistic approach to making presentations using PowerPoint as a framework. This is a focussed and well-considered presentation in itself looking to the psychological factors that impact on the effectiveness of communication considering

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Mapping Fast and Mapping Slow

A quite thought-provoking piece from James Cheshire at UCL on Fast Thinking and Slow Thinking Visualisation.

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Mapping Fast and Mapping Slow

A quite thought-provoking piece from James Cheshire at UCL on Fast Thinking and Slow Thinking Visualisation.

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Designing Data Visulisations by Julie Steele and Noah Ilinsky

Insightful, substantive and a must-read for anyone working with data visualisation as consumer or designer. Julie Steele and Noah Ilinsky’s new volume – Designing Data Visualisations – from O’Reilly succeeds in applying a long overdue and well crafted taxonomic process

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Designing Data Visulisations by Julie Steele and Noah Ilinsky

Insightful, substantive and a must-read for anyone working with data visualisation as consumer or designer. Julie Steele and Noah Ilinsky’s new volume – Designing Data Visualisations – from O’Reilly succeeds in applying a long overdue and well crafted taxonomic process

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R Recipes: A Cookbook For Data Analysis and Visualisation

The R Cookbook by Paul Teetor is a solid addition to the well-respected series. Teetor provides a rich collection of useful examples written in the proven method and covering everything from installing, configuring and running R to carrying out sophisticated

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R Recipes: A Cookbook For Data Analysis and Visualisation

The R Cookbook by Paul Teetor is a solid addition to the well-respected series. Teetor provides a rich collection of useful examples written in the proven method and covering everything from installing, configuring and running R to carrying out sophisticated

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Data Source Handbook: A Guide to Public Data

The Data Source Handbook by Pete Warden provides a concise and handy guide to some of the main sources of public data accessible on the web today. It’s a very short book of 40 pages. This in itself does not

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Data Source Handbook: A Guide to Public Data

The Data Source Handbook by Pete Warden provides a concise and handy guide to some of the main sources of public data accessible on the web today. It’s a very short book of 40 pages. This in itself does not

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Data Analysis with Open Source Tools

Data Analysis with Open Source Tools by Philipp K Janert is a simply superb, solid and exhaustive synthesis of instruction, workshops and hands-on exercises designed for those serious about conducting professional data analysis. This is not a lightweight undertaking. This

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Data Analysis with Open Source Tools

Data Analysis with Open Source Tools by Philipp K Janert is a simply superb, solid and exhaustive synthesis of instruction, workshops and hands-on exercises designed for those serious about conducting professional data analysis. This is not a lightweight undertaking. This

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Beautiful Data: Theory in Practice editted by Toby Segaran and Jeff Hammerbacher

Beautiful Data is a collection of essays on exploring the organisation, manipulation and display of data in ‘beautiful way’. The editors, Toby Segaran and Jeff Hammerbacher, have attempted to loosely organise the papers into logical process of: collection –> storage

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Beautiful Data: Theory in Practice editted by Toby Segaran and Jeff Hammerbacher

Beautiful Data is a collection of essays on exploring the organisation, manipulation and display of data in ‘beautiful way’. The editors, Toby Segaran and Jeff Hammerbacher, have attempted to loosely organise the papers into logical process of: collection –> storage

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Great R by Michael Milton

Great R: Level 1 by Michael Milton is a 2 hr video course which leads you from the basics of installing the R environment on your system to conducting basic analysis and presentation of your data. The course itself is

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Great R by Michael Milton

Great R: Level 1 by Michael Milton is a 2 hr video course which leads you from the basics of installing the R environment on your system to conducting basic analysis and presentation of your data. The course itself is

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Intriguing: Data Visualisation Goes Mainstream

The Map Your Moves Challenge fascinates me. New York’s Public Radio station WNYC has devised a data visualisation challenge for their listeners. Curious about what makes people move from and to their community they polled stories from their listeners and

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Intriguing: Data Visualisation Goes Mainstream

The Map Your Moves Challenge fascinates me. New York’s Public Radio station WNYC has devised a data visualisation challenge for their listeners. Curious about what makes people move from and to their community they polled stories from their listeners and

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Digging into Digging into Data Books: A Couple Choice Volumes for Data Visualisation

Data visualisation has become very vogue in the digital humanities community. Although there have been a scattering of brave practitioners over the past few years, only very recently has this interdisciplinary area started to feature prominently at DH conferences as

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Digging into Digging into Data Books: A Couple Choice Volumes for Data Visualisation

Data visualisation has become very vogue in the digital humanities community. Although there have been a scattering of brave practitioners over the past few years, only very recently has this interdisciplinary area started to feature prominently at DH conferences as

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Deductive Tourist Traps

Eric Fischer has posted a new series of visualisations ‘Locals and Tourists‘ depicting the location of photos taken in urban areas around the world. In this series he attempts to distinguish between those taken by tourists (people who seem to

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Deductive Tourist Traps

Eric Fischer has posted a new series of visualisations ‘Locals and Tourists‘ depicting the location of photos taken in urban areas around the world. In this series he attempts to distinguish between those taken by tourists (people who seem to

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Strange Little Visualisation

I came across this one in a book on the Rush Library. Not that earth shattering, but something about the textual overlay caught my eye. Could be the use of text rather than colour and legend, or rather than icons

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Strange Little Visualisation

I came across this one in a book on the Rush Library. Not that earth shattering, but something about the textual overlay caught my eye. Could be the use of text rather than colour and legend, or rather than icons

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Irish Monks Go Digital

Years ago, when my Picture 3.png creative juices were sought a middle ground between a clear systematic approach and yearning to find break out of these same systems, I discovered the work of George and Iain Bain . – father and son. … While I may have toyed with the idea of putting little knots into a font (in my font design days) I don’t think I thought of taking the Bain system and assembling a font that could be used to create patterns using individual letters as the building blocks. … This is not a criticism of the tool itself (I think it is brilliant and applaud the systematic devising of pattern that went into it), merely a reflection on the nature of the process and of when the tool subtracts from the end result.

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Irish Monks Go Digital

Years ago, when my Picture 3.png creative juices were sought a middle ground between a clear systematic approach and yearning to find break out of these same systems, I discovered the work of George and Iain Bain . – father and son. … While I may have toyed with the idea of putting little knots into a font (in my font design days) I don’t think I thought of taking the Bain system and assembling a font that could be used to create patterns using individual letters as the building blocks. … This is not a criticism of the tool itself (I think it is brilliant and applaud the systematic devising of pattern that went into it), merely a reflection on the nature of the process and of when the tool subtracts from the end result.

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Keeping a Few Social Network Tools in Your Kitbag

However, as I laid out the map, I was in manual mode and although aided by the visual, the growing complexity of the chart suggested that my free-form approach had really skipped the possibility that all this wonderful graph theory that I am vaguely aware of might actually have a role to play. … The resulting list in DOT looked something like this: digraph unix { node [shape=rectangle, color=orange, style=filled]; “Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 1921-1972” -> “Unionist Party of Northern Ireland (UPNI) 1974 – 1981” ; “Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 1921-1972” -> “Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 1974 – 1981”; “Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 1921-1972” -> “Protestant Unionist Party (PUP) 1960s – 1971” ; “Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) 1966 -” -> “Shankhill Defense Association (SDA) 1969 -” ; “Ulster Loyalist Central Co-ordinating Committee (1974 -)” -> “Ulster Special Constabulary Association (USCA)” ; “Ulster Loyalist Central Co-ordinating Committee (1974 -)” -> “Ulster Volunteer Service Corps (UVSC)” ; } A simple start and as you can see, DOT is not too complex. … In a perfect world, this would actually be applicable to my dissertation work as well, as opposed to squirreling away a few precious hours of time I should be spending on writing about Canadian tavernkeepers ;-) Hopefully this provides a little bit of insight a to what tools are easily accessible to take relationships and represent them visually – tools which don’t demand that you learn the finer points of graph theory, but do in fact allow you leverage them to appreciate the intricacies of large social networks.

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Keeping a Few Social Network Tools in Your Kitbag

However, as I laid out the map, I was in manual mode and although aided by the visual, the growing complexity of the chart suggested that my free-form approach had really skipped the possibility that all this wonderful graph theory that I am vaguely aware of might actually have a role to play. … The resulting list in DOT looked something like this: digraph unix { node [shape=rectangle, color=orange, style=filled]; “Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 1921-1972” -> “Unionist Party of Northern Ireland (UPNI) 1974 – 1981” ; “Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 1921-1972” -> “Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) 1974 – 1981”; “Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) 1921-1972” -> “Protestant Unionist Party (PUP) 1960s – 1971” ; “Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) 1966 -” -> “Shankhill Defense Association (SDA) 1969 -” ; “Ulster Loyalist Central Co-ordinating Committee (1974 -)” -> “Ulster Special Constabulary Association (USCA)” ; “Ulster Loyalist Central Co-ordinating Committee (1974 -)” -> “Ulster Volunteer Service Corps (UVSC)” ; } A simple start and as you can see, DOT is not too complex. … In a perfect world, this would actually be applicable to my dissertation work as well, as opposed to squirreling away a few precious hours of time I should be spending on writing about Canadian tavernkeepers ;-) Hopefully this provides a little bit of insight a to what tools are easily accessible to take relationships and represent them visually – tools which don’t demand that you learn the finer points of graph theory, but do in fact allow you leverage them to appreciate the intricacies of large social networks.

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Digging Digg

I hadn’t been to the Digg Labs area in a while. Wow. They have a wonderful assortment of story and author visualization tools available there that are both mesmerizing and thought provoking. Navel gazing is a wonderful past-time and methinks

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Digging Digg

I hadn’t been to the Digg Labs area in a while. Wow. They have a wonderful assortment of story and author visualization tools available there that are both mesmerizing and thought provoking. Navel gazing is a wonderful past-time and methinks

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Do Friends Count?

I have a few friends on Facebook. Last week at the Social Network/ing Conference, I was reminded that the Many Eyes application has a Facebook application that quickly grabs your social network and allows you to paste it into Many

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Do Friends Count?

I have a few friends on Facebook. Last week at the Social Network/ing Conference, I was reminded that the Many Eyes application has a Facebook application that quickly grabs your social network and allows you to paste it into Many

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The Changing Camera Market by Flickr

I just happened to take a quick peek at the camera stats at Flickr today. I had uploaded and explored this data on ManyEyes a years or so ago and perhaps not surprisingly noted that Canon dominated the point-and-shoot market

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The Changing Camera Market by Flickr

I just happened to take a quick peek at the camera stats at Flickr today. I had uploaded and explored this data on ManyEyes a years or so ago and perhaps not surprisingly noted that Canon dominated the point-and-shoot market

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Viégas on Visual Analysis of Social Networks

What a treat! I had had the honour of meeting and spending the last two days chatting with Fernanda Viégas from the Visual Communications Lab. Her work has been and continues to be inspirational for me personally and to the

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Viégas on Visual Analysis of Social Networks

What a treat! I had had the honour of meeting and spending the last two days chatting with Fernanda Viégas from the Visual Communications Lab. Her work has been and continues to be inspirational for me personally and to the

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Minding the Gap

Jim Pickworth pointed me to Hans Rosling’s series of TED talks. Clearly I have been sleeping and missed pointers to these in the past. Hans Rosling is an amazingly dynamic and fluid presenter who has embarked on a mission of

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Minding the Gap

Jim Pickworth pointed me to Hans Rosling’s series of TED talks. Clearly I have been sleeping and missed pointers to these in the past. Hans Rosling is an amazingly dynamic and fluid presenter who has embarked on a mission of

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Making Your Data Sing

Today I had a wonderful discussion with Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg of IBM’s Visual Communications Lab. These are the fine folks behind the Many Eyes website that I blogged about a few months ago. Since launching their site, they

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Making Your Data Sing

Today I had a wonderful discussion with Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg of IBM’s Visual Communications Lab. These are the fine folks behind the Many Eyes website that I blogged about a few months ago. Since launching their site, they

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How Canadian Voters Cope with Crises

Apparently, when the going gets tough, Canadians turn to lawyers. I have semi-arbitrarily qualified the two world wars as national crises (yes, we could argue over what other crises may well have faced the nation, but for sake of simple

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How Canadian Voters Cope with Crises

Apparently, when the going gets tough, Canadians turn to lawyers. I have semi-arbitrarily qualified the two world wars as national crises (yes, we could argue over what other crises may well have faced the nation, but for sake of simple

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How Does Taste Look?

Information Aesthetics points to a great background article on the visual representation of taste in Ratatouille (a movie I absolutely recommend – great story, superb animation). I watched these sequences and didn’t think much about them – but what a

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How Does Taste Look?

Information Aesthetics points to a great background article on the visual representation of taste in Ratatouille (a movie I absolutely recommend – great story, superb animation). I watched these sequences and didn’t think much about them – but what a

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What Did Parliamentarians Do? The Prequel

In an earlier post, I pondered the occupational composition of the House of Commons and its implications on policy making. This post cast an historical gaze on the occupations of MPs at Confederation. It compared the occupational composition with the current

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What Did Parliamentarians Do? The Prequel

In an earlier post, I pondered the occupational composition of the House of Commons and its implications on policy making. This post cast an historical gaze on the occupations of MPs at Confederation. It compared the occupational composition with the current

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What Do Parliamentarians Do?

A colleague and I were discussing this anecdotal perception that there has been a shift from relying on lawyers to craft policy and laws in Canada towards reliance on businessmen. This post ponders how our elected representatives self-identify themselves and what

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What Do Parliamentarians Do?

A colleague and I were discussing this anecdotal perception that there has been a shift from relying on lawyers to craft policy and laws in Canada towards reliance on businessmen. This post ponders how our elected representatives self-identify themselves and what

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The Series is Over. Long Live the Digital Model!

Those clever folks at the IATH at the University of Virginia are receiving much deserved accolades for their truly breathtaking digital model of ancient Rome. Rome Reborn 1.0 (and accompanying website) are visually stunning and the mainstream media are covering

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The Series is Over. Long Live the Digital Model!

Those clever folks at the IATH at the University of Virginia are receiving much deserved accolades for their truly breathtaking digital model of ancient Rome. Rome Reborn 1.0 (and accompanying website) are visually stunning and the mainstream media are covering

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Downright Useful GPS

The HKL Helsinki’s Public Transit has a moving, real time map of bus locations available via their website. Now that’s what the public wants to know. Where is my bus? Why its right there. That’s what real time GPS reporting

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Downright Useful GPS

The HKL Helsinki’s Public Transit has a moving, real time map of bus locations available via their website. Now that’s what the public wants to know. Where is my bus? Why its right there. That’s what real time GPS reporting

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Why Space and Time?

Why are we fascinated with the intersection of time and space?? A couple posts this morning caused me to take a step back and consider this larger question. I am fascinated with the visualization of the relationship between time and

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Why Space and Time?

Why are we fascinated with the intersection of time and space?? A couple posts this morning caused me to take a step back and consider this larger question. I am fascinated with the visualization of the relationship between time and

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Google Quick Visualization for Historians

A year ago I wrote a recipe for the TAPoR project to demonstrate a way for historians to utilize text analysis tools to plumb historical data from Google. In the recipe a user aggregated search results from Google and used

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Google Quick Visualization for Historians

A year ago I wrote a recipe for the TAPoR project to demonstrate a way for historians to utilize text analysis tools to plumb historical data from Google. In the recipe a user aggregated search results from Google and used

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Memory Feedback

I happened to stumble upon (literally – I was using the new StumbleThrough feature of StumbleUpon) this wonderful Flickr collection. In this set, Michael Hughes captures a variety of popular tourist sites and superimposes souvenirs in photo in situ. What

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Memory Feedback

I happened to stumble upon (literally – I was using the new StumbleThrough feature of StumbleUpon) this wonderful Flickr collection. In this set, Michael Hughes captures a variety of popular tourist sites and superimposes souvenirs in photo in situ. What

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Pervasive Visualisation

We have seen the face of the near future with embedded displays in refrigerators and RFID tags so you can track a parcel as it speeds (hopefully) on its way. One of the companies doing some innovative work in this

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Pervasive Visualisation

We have seen the face of the near future with embedded displays in refrigerators and RFID tags so you can track a parcel as it speeds (hopefully) on its way. One of the companies doing some innovative work in this

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Exhibit Keeps Getting Better

I have mentioned the Exhibit project out of the Semantic Interoperability of Metadata and Information in unLike Enviroments (SIMILE) lab at MIT. Their Timeline project was one that I immediately was interested in. It takes and XML of JSON feed

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Exhibit Keeps Getting Better

I have mentioned the Exhibit project out of the Semantic Interoperability of Metadata and Information in unLike Enviroments (SIMILE) lab at MIT. Their Timeline project was one that I immediately was interested in. It takes and XML of JSON feed

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Sparklines and Bullet Charts Oh My!

The number of tools, add-ins and routines to generate your own data visualisations seems to be evolving very quickly. I use the single little spark stats WordPress plug-in to keep track of post frequency on Randomosity. when I first was

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Sparklines and Bullet Charts Oh My!

The number of tools, add-ins and routines to generate your own data visualisations seems to be evolving very quickly. I use the single little spark stats WordPress plug-in to keep track of post frequency on Randomosity. when I first was

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Speaking of Visualisation…

As Google officially released new versions of SketchUp! and SketchUP! Pro, bringing them to a 6.0 release, it reminds me to recommend these to those intrigued by spatial visualisation. I have been using SketchUp for the last few years and

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Speaking of Visualisation…

As Google officially released new versions of SketchUp! and SketchUP! Pro, bringing them to a 6.0 release, it reminds me to recommend these to those intrigued by spatial visualisation. I have been using SketchUp for the last few years and

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Taking Data Visualisation to New Heights

A few weeks ago I blogged about Swivel, a cool place for kids to play with data and comment on others datasets and visualisations. Today Geoffrey blogged about an IBM Alphaworks site that takes this concept in a different direction.

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Taking Data Visualisation to New Heights

A few weeks ago I blogged about Swivel, a cool place for kids to play with data and comment on others datasets and visualisations. Today Geoffrey blogged about an IBM Alphaworks site that takes this concept in a different direction.

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Military Remnants

Not to suck dry an interesting blog, but EnglishRussia had another fascinating post this morning. Its a wonderful collection of tagged Google Earth shots from Russian military sites. I was particularly interested to see that the ‘Kirov’ is still floating.

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Military Remnants

Not to suck dry an interesting blog, but EnglishRussia had another fascinating post this morning. Its a wonderful collection of tagged Google Earth shots from Russian military sites. I was particularly interested to see that the ‘Kirov’ is still floating.

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When Do We Blog?

I added a neat little plug-in to the blog site today. blogTimes. It is a small, but powerful, script that generates a timeline plotting the time of day at which blog entries are made. I added this to the archives

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When Do We Blog?

I added a neat little plug-in to the blog site today. blogTimes. It is a small, but powerful, script that generates a timeline plotting the time of day at which blog entries are made. I added this to the archives

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Bubble Travel

Easily understood representation of the CIA factbook represented in a flash-based relationship browser. Very smooth and intuitively navigable. Relationship Browser from Moritz Stefaner is a very clever and robust implementation of the interactive bubble charts that are all the rage.

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Bubble Travel

Easily understood representation of the CIA factbook represented in a flash-based relationship browser. Very smooth and intuitively navigable. Relationship Browser from Moritz Stefaner is a very clever and robust implementation of the interactive bubble charts that are all the rage.

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Data Sandbox

According to the first statement on the page, ” Swivel is a place where curious people explore all kinds of data.” Cool! Its is a collaborative space in which people are free to share data and visualizations of that data

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Data Sandbox

According to the first statement on the page, ” Swivel is a place where curious people explore all kinds of data.” Cool! Its is a collaborative space in which people are free to share data and visualizations of that data

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