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Artists use data to make political statements

Artists use data to make political statements | visual data | Scoop.it

Big data can feel impersonal, overwhelming and cold. But stark statistics are now being used to make intimate statements through art and public advocacy.


The past few years have seen the widespread availability of a large amount of data, thanks largely to the internet.

Census reports are easily searchable, campaign polling is expertly parsed and analysed, and online dating behaviour provides a glimpse into human sexuality.


Now more artists are using these impersonal details to make an impassioned statement; visit the article link for examples.

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Astrakhan's comment, February 9, 2013 3:44 AM
DataScientists = Data Artists
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Re.vu does more than create your CV, it lets you share your story with personalized infographics

Re.vu does more than create your CV, it lets you share your story with personalized infographics | visual data | Scoop.it
About.me was one of the very first services which made it easy to create a landing page for users online, featuring links to all of your social profiles. We have since seen a whole slew of similar services catering to niche markets. There’s Nogen0 for musicians, Central.ly, AboutOurWork and JustAbout.co for businesses.

Re.vu adds a new dimension, by allowing you to add a CV, import details from LinkedIn, and create an infographic representing your career, milestones, online presence and more.While we’ve taken a look at a Visualize.me, which offers a similar service using your LinkedIn data, Re.vu allows you to add more data manually.

Re.vu is a great tool for freelance writers, designers and photographers who want to showcase their work, or can also be the ideal accompaniment for someone who is looking for a job in a forward thinking company, that will be willing to veer away from the traditional CV...

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Photo Stats App will make your iPhone Photo-Life in to an Infographic!

Photo Stats App will make your iPhone Photo-Life in to an Infographic! | visual data | Scoop.it

If you use your phone to take a lot of photos, and you want to see that data visualized, this app is definitely for you...

It uses top Cities, Image Count, Memory Taken, ISO, Shutter Speed, Flash Time of Day to generate stylish infographics which show how, when and where you take your photos.

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Toolness » Blog Archive » Collusion

I’ve been reading Eli Pariser’s book The Filter Bubble and was fascinated by his description of how data collection companies operate. Independently of that, David Ascher suggested that I add a feature to the Hackasaurus goggles which helps learners understand how cookies and tracking works.

I actually didn’t know a lot about tracking myself, so I whipped up a Firefox add-on called Collusion to help me visualize it better. The results were a little unsettling.

I’ve put a demonstration up at collusion.toolness.org, which takes you through five popular websites and visualizes the data collection companies that track you across them. From there, you can download the add-on if you want to see the tracking visualization of your own browsing behavior evolve in real-time.

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How Well Do You Know Yourself?

How Well Do You Know Yourself? | visual data | Scoop.it
Boston Startup Tech and Innovation News Blog | How Well Do You Know Yourself? Inside the Lives of Social Network Users...
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The infographics behind the man: Nicholas Felton releases his new personal report

The infographics behind the man: Nicholas Felton releases his new personal report | visual data | Scoop.it

Some of us have relatives or distant friends that love to send out yearly newsletters about their family's activities, but if what if you could take that same information and make it visually arresting and informative?

That's what data visualist — and Facebook designer — Nicholas Felton does every year with the Feltron Report. Felton takes the patterns of his daily life and condenses them into a collection of infographics that aim to "visualize how his personality varies based on location and company." The latest version, which covers both 2010 and 2011, is part of a series that dates back to 2005, and if you want to examine them in their full glory, Felton even sells print editions. It's a creative — and beautiful — look at a life told in visual data...

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Software Studies: ImagePlot visualization software

Software Studies: ImagePlot visualization software | visual data | Scoop.it

ImagePlot is a free software tool that visualizes collections of images and video of any size. It is implemented as a macro which works with the open source image processing program ImageJ.

ImagePlot was developed by the Software Studies Initiative with support from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH), the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), and the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA).

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Data Visualization

Data Visualization | visual data | Scoop.it
Pearltrees is the best way to organize, discover and share the stuff you like on the web.
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Flaviu Feşnic's comment, October 7, 2012 7:38 AM
excellent tool!
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Vizualize.Me - Visualize your resume in one click

Vizualize.Me is launching soon- make sure to sign up and get in line for an invite!

 

Vizualize.me has built a Web app that ingests a user’s work history and then spits out a design-y timeline, with details about each experience layered in.
Data like this is often messy, so, rather than trying to get users to manually enter their work history, Vizualize.me just connects to LinkedIn, pulls out the already-structured data, and converts it into the visualization.

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Voyurl Watches Your Web Browsing, To Create Custom Infographics | Co. Design

Voyurl Watches Your Web Browsing, To Create Custom Infographics | Co. Design | visual data | Scoop.it
Voyurl now uses your web browsing habits to create a visual audit of your online habits, with the aim of helping you find content you'll like.
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