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A Remarkable Animation Of The History Of The Universe

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There’s so much we know that we’ll never see. We can extrapolate the concept of the Big Bang--the explosion of everything in the universe from a focused point.
So projects like Beginning, an animation by Grzegorz Nowiński from Novina Studio, are remarkably important. It tells a sort of good parts version of the history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the rise of humankind. Not only is the piece pure visual delight filled with stark textures and fine particle effects that look particularly stunning when projected on water, Beginning is a grounding piece of context--somewhat imagined, sure--but the sort of imagined thing that very much centers our perspective of reality. The average person sort of knows what the Big Bang looked like because of projects like this one, even if Beginning is far more stylized than photoreal.
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This project is an intriguing visualization incorporating sound, photography, and projection- view the animation at the link (FastCompany) and read more on the process involved in creating this 4.5 minute history of the universe...

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Lauren Moss's curator insight, December 17, 2012 5:44 PM

This project is an intriguing visualization incorporating sound, photography, and projection- view the animation at the link (FastCompany) and read more on the process involved in creating this 4.5 minute history of the universe...

cafonso's curator insight, December 19, 2012 3:53 AM

A história do Universo em 4,5' 

Jean-Michel Bayle's curator insight, December 29, 2012 8:57 AM

A voir absolument avant la fin de l'année 2012 ... Bonne Année 2013

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A Visualization of Global “Brain Drain” in Science Inspired by Abstract Art

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Mapping the global flow of scientific talent by way of Mondrian and Kandinsky.


After their wonderful visual timeline of the future based on famous fiction and visual history of the Nobel Prize, Italian information visualization designer Giorgia Lupi and her team at Accurat are back with another exclusive English version of a piece originally designed for La Lettura, the Sunday literary supplement of an Italian newspaper— this time exploring the phenomenon of global “brain drain” in science, with an eye towards understanding the reasons why researchers might choose to leave their countries of origin and pursue careers elsewhere.

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The increasingly blurry line between Big Data and Big Brother

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The collection of Big Date in Medicine must be regulated, to prevent personal security breaches, and losses of various types of freedom among patients, and healthcare
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Five of the Most Important Infographics of the 19th Century

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Data visualization is not a new phenomenon. For centuries, artists and historians, educators and scientists have been creating illustrations to better communicate complex information.


From Emma Willard’s “Picture of Nations” to Dimitri Mendeleev’s Periodic Table, historical infographics continue to inspire and educate today. Here is a look at some of the most influential and beautiful infographics from the 19th century...


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certainly Mendeleev’s Periodic Table

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Data Analytics & Big Data: An infographic guide

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The quick reference guide to big data and data analytics; from the definition to the history and future applications of big data.


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Aurélia-Claire Jaeger's curator insight, January 31, 2013 12:03 AM

Superbe infographie pour un résumé en image !

Shawn Neville's curator insight, January 31, 2013 7:49 AM

Big Data clarity from Deloitte....

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Tomorrow’s world: A visual guide to the next 150 years

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As we begin a new year, BBC Future has compiled 40 intriguing predictions made by scientists, politicians, journalists, bloggers and other assorted pundits in recent years about the shape of the world from 2013 to 2150.


They range from the serious to the fanciful, from the exciting to the petrifying.

And to get a gauge on how likely they are to happen, we asked the special bets department at British betting firm Ladbrokes to give us their odds on each prediction coming true.

 

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 3:23 PM

Be prepared for the future...

Anthony Burke's curator insight, January 29, 2013 12:12 AM

How many of these will come true,,,ha...ha I remember some of the great predictions in the past that never made it, whilst the unpredicted did. Anyone remember the "atomic" egg that would fit in a box to power all your household power needs? Anyone remember all the free time we were going to have to manage because robots and AI would be doing all the work?

Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 29, 2013 9:33 PM
And flying cars for the year 2,000? ;-) Great infographic nevertheless. Thanks for sharing!
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Infographic: Watch A Company’s Management Team Mutate Over 4 Years

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What would your corporate structure look like if you tracked every employee, manager, and department over 4 years? maybe a lot like this.

 

"Unless you’re self-employed, we’re all cogs in a larger machine. The problem can be, how do you track that machine’s anatomy? How do you know what a “restructuring” really looks like, beyond that your middle manager has a new face?"

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Electric City 2012: graphic highlights from LSE's conference on the urban age

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The 2012 LSE Cities conference explores how urban societies across the world are adapting to and embracing technological innovation and environmental change.

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Online Educational Delivery Models: A Descriptive View

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Although there has been a long history of distance education, the creation of online education occurred just over a decade and a half ago—a relatively short time in academic terms.


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Envisioning the future of financial technology

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Speculating about emerging technologies in Financial sector.

 

This visualization attempts to gauge the technological readiness of the financial industry as a whole. While looking at trends that are likely to influence the very notion of value in the coming decades,

 

Are organizations paying enough attention to the imminent changes that will define the future of society or if they are running the risk of letting accelerating change vanquish existing business models.

 

Nice piece of  info visualization.

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Learn data visualisation in Open Online Course

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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) gives everyone a chance to learn data visualisation.

 

You want to to learn about data visualisation from the comfort of your keyboard? The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has started its first MOOC - Massive Open Online Course - than 2,000 people from 109 countries learning data visualisation.

 

First training is full booked but in Januari, a new session will start, subscriptions at http://goo.gl/U7cpK

 

To learn more about Knight Center's Distance Learning program go to http://goo.gl/lycnB

 

To learn more about the trainer Alberto Cairo: Twitter @AlbertoCairo or http://goo.gl/kn31k

 

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100.000 Stars: Magnificent!

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An interactive 3D visualization of the stellar neighborhood, including over 100,000 nearby stars.

 

Created for the Google Chrome web browser.

 

Take the tour and if you have the chance to use a beamer or visualise it on a big screen, the result will be amazing!

 

Thanks to @aaronkoblin and his team

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TICC TOCC from Dr Greene

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TICC TOCC -- Transitioning Immediate Cord Clamping To Optimal Cord Clamping

 

Anemia hinders a quarter of the global population, and is disproportionately concentrated in low-income groups. Iron deficiency is the leading cause of anemia – but with iron deficiency, anemia is just the tip of the iceberg. Even when iron deficiency is not severe enough to cause anemia, it has been linked to lasting damage to the developing brain. Infancy is thus both one of the most important as well as most common life cycle windows for iron deficiency.

 

The World Health Organization estimates that solving iron deficiency in a developing nation would increase productivity by 20 percent.

 

Read further about the solution of Dr Greene in the article: TICC TOCC - More than a quarter million babies will be born today. The clock is ticking.

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Storygraph, kind of customers' journeys visualizations

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"The storygraph is a deliverable I made to visualize the user needs/touchpoint matrix. Then it became a powerful tool"

 

Service Design meets User Experience in this version of a customer service journey visualization.

 

Though less pictoral and more diagrammatic than some forms of customers' journeys visualizations, it does help summarize fairly readily the range of possibilities.

 

Let's think about the customer’s journey. Customers can approach us from any possible touchpoint: our website, some else’s website, phone, friend advice, our headquarter or any other physical location, remote help desk, social media etc. (cross-channel). They use whatever they will to get informations or complete a task. From the customer’s point of view, they’re just interacting with our brand. And they don’t care about what channel or system or device they’re using. That’s exactly why we have to.


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Infographic: An Amazing, Invisible Truth About Wikipedia

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Every Wikipedia entry has an optional feature we take for granted--geotagging. An entry on the Lincoln Memorial will be linked to its specific latitude and longitude in Washington D.C. On any individual post, this may or may not be a useful thing."


But what about looking at these locations en masse?

 

That was a question asked by data viz specialist and programmer Olivier Beauchesne. To find out, he downloaded all of Wikipedia (it’s open-source, after all) then used an algorithm that would assemble 300 topical clusters from popular, related keywords. Then he placed the location of each article in these topical clusters on a map. What he found was astounding...

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The Big Data Explosion [infographic]

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Data is everywhere!

Take a look at the data that is being produced throughout the world every day and the sources of the explosion of big data...


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Andres Zurita's curator insight, February 5, 2013 3:27 AM

amazing flow of info...

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Tweetping – The power of real-time creativity

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Beautiful data visualisation of the 400 million tweets a day on Twitter - Tweetping http://tweetping.net/ ;


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[INFOGRAPHIC] BIG DATA: What Your IT Team Wants You To Know

[INFOGRAPHIC] BIG DATA: What Your IT Team Wants You To Know | The Facts I Am Interested in ! | Scoop.it

The purpose of Big Data is to supply companies with actionable information on any variety of aspects. But this is proving to be far more difficult than it looks with over half of Big Data projects left uncompleted.


Two of the most often reported reasons for project failures are a lack of expertise in data analysis. Reports show that data processing, management and analysis are all difficult in any phase of the project, with IT teams citing each of those reasons more than 40% of the time.

However, failures in Big Data projects may not solely lie on faulty project management. In a recent survey, a staggering 80% of Big Data’s biggest challenges are from a lack of appropriate talent. The field’s relative infancy is making it hard to find the necessary staff to see projects through, resulting in underutilized data and missed project goals.

IT teams are quickly recognizing a chasm between executives and frontline staffers whose job it is to apply findings from Big Data. In the end,it may not be the anticipated cure-all for 21st century business management. It is only as good as good as the system that runs it.


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Looking at the infographic, it clearly reminds me about the start of "Enterprise Data Warehouse": failures by "Innacurate scope", "Technical Roadblocks" & "Siloed data and no collaboration". It looks so familiar.

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Tony Agresta's curator insight, January 30, 2013 7:15 AM

Very interesting infographic.  Why do they fail?  For all of the reasons above and then some...    Over 80% of the data being collected today is unstructured and not readily stored in relational database technology burdened by complex extract, transform and load.  There's also pre-existing data, sometimes referred to as "dark data" that includes documents which need to be included and made discoverable for a host of reasons - compliance and regulatory issues are one.   Log activity and e-mail traffic used to detect cyber threats and mitigate risk through analysis of file transfers is yet another set of data that requires immediate attention.

 

Social and mobile are clearly channels that need to be addressed as organizations continue to mine data from the open web in support of CRM, product alerts, real time advertising options and more.  

 

To accomplish all of this, organizations need a platform with enterprise hardened technology that can ingest all of these forms of data in real time, without having to write complex schemas.   Getting back to the point - What do most projects fail?   If companies attempt to do this with technology that is not reliable, not durable and does not leverage the skills of their existing development organization, the project will fail.  

 

We have seen this time and time again.   MarkLogic to the rescue.   With over 350 customers and 500 big data applications, our Enterprise NoSQL approach mitigates the risk.  Why?  Our technology stack includes connectors to Hadoop, integration with leading analytics tools using SQL, Java and Rest APIs, JSON support, real time data ingestion, the ability to handle any form of data, alerting, in database analytics functions, high availability, replication, security and a lot more.  

 

When you match this technology with a world-class services organization with proven implementation skills, we can guarantee your next Big Data project will work.  We have done it hundreds of times with the largest companies in the world and very, very big data.

 

www.marklogic.com



Adrian Carr's curator insight, January 30, 2013 7:27 AM

This is a great infographic - it shows that whilst everyone is doing it (it being "Big Data" - whatever that is...), talent is rare, technology is hard to find and the projects never end.  A far cry from the speed with which companies such as the BBC deployed MarkLogic to serve all data for the sport websites through the Olympics.  Now that was big data, delivered by a talented team in a short space of time.

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New research & maps provide a detailed look at how the brain organizes visual information

New research & maps provide a detailed look at how the brain organizes visual information | The Facts I Am Interested in ! | Scoop.it

How does our brain organize the visual information that our eyes capture? Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, used computational models of brain imaging data to answer this question and arrived at what they call “continuous semantic space” – a notion which serves as the basis for the first interactive maps showing how the brain categorizes what we see.The data on which the maps are based was collected while the subjects watched movie clips. Brain activity was recorded via functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), a type of MRI that measures brain activity by detecting related changes in blood flow. In order to find the correlations in the data collected, the researchers used a type of analysis known as regularized linear regression...


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Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, December 28, 2012 4:53 AM

Excellent articple about neuroscience - visual mapping.

Understanding our minds is important on all types of management tasks;)

 

Pedro Barbosa | www.pbarbosa.com | www.harvardtrends.com

Beth Kanter's curator insight, December 30, 2012 1:10 PM

Good points to make about why going visual is important

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A Remarkable Animation Of The History Of The Universe

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There’s so much we know that we’ll never see. We can extrapolate the concept of the Big Bang--the explosion of everything in the universe from a focused point.
So projects like Beginning, an animation by Grzegorz Nowiński from Novina Studio, are remarkably important. It tells a sort of good parts version of the history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the rise of humankind. Not only is the piece pure visual delight filled with stark textures and fine particle effects that look particularly stunning when projected on water, Beginning is a grounding piece of context--somewhat imagined, sure--but the sort of imagined thing that very much centers our perspective of reality. The average person sort of knows what the Big Bang looked like because of projects like this one, even if Beginning is far more stylized than photoreal.
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This project is an intriguing visualization incorporating sound, photography, and projection- view the animation at the link (FastCompany) and read more on the process involved in creating this 4.5 minute history of the universe...

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Lauren Moss's curator insight, December 17, 2012 5:44 PM

This project is an intriguing visualization incorporating sound, photography, and projection- view the animation at the link (FastCompany) and read more on the process involved in creating this 4.5 minute history of the universe...

cafonso's curator insight, December 19, 2012 3:53 AM

A história do Universo em 4,5' 

Jean-Michel Bayle's curator insight, December 29, 2012 8:57 AM

A voir absolument avant la fin de l'année 2012 ... Bonne Année 2013

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Infographic Design Vector Elements: Resources for creating visualizations

Infographic Design Vector Elements: Resources for creating visualizations | The Facts I Am Interested in ! | Scoop.it

A collection of resources and links to free infographic design vector elements, including various graphics, charts, labels, pictograms, symbols, maps and more- for use in designing infographics and data visualizations.

 

Simply open the files in a vector based program and edit...


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Dazhi Jiang's curator insight, December 12, 2012 2:35 AM

Infographic resources

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Scanadu Will Turn Your Smartphone Into A Diagnostic Clinic

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It was a year ago that Scanadu first came on the scene after raising some $2 million for a very interesting idea: Bringing the ability to monitor and track your body's vital signs to a portable and inexpensive device that connects to your smartphone.

 

Today Scanadu brings SCOUT:  a "Gadget" to bring your vital sign data to your smartphone

 

Also on: TechCrunch http://goo.gl/hmPhb ;

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Infographics: More Than Meets Eye...

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The human brain processes visual information much faster and digests this type of content concurrently, whereas it takes more time to break text down. So, for many, it makes more than just sense to have your complex information delivered to your target audience in the most legible format...


Infographics make good use of brain’s ability to assimilate knowledge and information through the visual medium, making tough-to-crack-data appealing. Simply put, an infographic is a carefully composed collage of images, content, charts, stats, diagrams, animations & video to graphically represent information.

Infographics are used by various quarters such as educational institutions, acadamecians, businesses, newspapers, and just anybody who are serious about putting across their point in the most simplest manner. Infographics take different forms- venn diagrams, charts, timelines, maps and more. They are not merely a design or an image or random data; their purpose should be seen from every angle.

 

Visit the link to learn more about the process of creating infographics, how to implement online tools and resources, and best practices...


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How to Think like a Data Journalist

How to Think like a Data Journalist | The Facts I Am Interested in ! | Scoop.it

Whilst preparing for her Strata keynote, Google's Kathryn Hurley spent a week with the Datablog team and here are a few key takeaways from that experience...

 

Exploring the methods and tools that a data journalist uses in their day to day activity at the Guardian Datablog: The fast-paced environment means data analysis tools that are quick and easy to use reign supreme. There are really three major steps of the Guardian Datablog's process that drive the tools and resources they use:
  - Getting the data
  - Telling the story
  - Sharing the data

 

Read further for more details on the data journalism process and associated resources and links, as well as how you can apply some of these data analysis techniques to your own work...

 
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Hope and despair are both self-fulfilling prophecies

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Soldiers faced a difficult “final exam” of a march across the desert in full gear. “The study manipulated the soldiers’ hopes – and fears – about the difficulty of the march. The goal was to determine what, if any, impact their psychological state had on their physical performance.”

 

Learn how it's demonstrate that Hope and despair are both self-fulfilling prophecies.

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Top 10 TED Talks For Video And Animation Creatives

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Here is a post curating TED talks that can be inspiring for not only Video and Animation Creatives, but for many looking for pathways to innovation.

 

Many of them focus on storytelling, and, in particular, where either a particular kind of storytelling or the story being told resonates with enough people to "go viral" , become a blockbuster hit, or turn into a meme.

 

The last of the 10 specifically speaks about innovation, but they all carry elements that should be applied to every kind of innovation project in which you engage.


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