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What Does Your Life Look Like in Weeks?

What Does Your Life Look Like in Weeks? | visual data | Scoop.it

We all know our life has a limited number of years, and if we’re optimistic that might be 90. You’d think with such a small number like 90 we’d be more willing to make the most of each year, but most of us are pretty short sighted, letting each small day pass without any more motivation than getting to those two glorious days we call the weekend. Maybe there’s a better way to visualize this…

Tim Urban over at the hilariously thought provoking Wait But Why is helping us see our life broken down into its segments of time. Where does your life fit in?


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Timeline of the far future

Timeline of the far future | visual data | Scoop.it

From BBC Future:

What do we expect will happen in one thousand years time? Or one million years? Or even one billion? As our amazing timeline shows, there may be trouble ahead.

First, we brought you a prediction of the forthcoming year. Then we brought you a timeline of the near future, revealing what could happen up to around 100 years time. But here’s our most ambitious set of predictions yet – from what could happen in one thousand years time to one hundred quintillion years (that’s 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 years)...

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A Perspective on Time | Visual.ly

A Perspective on Time | Visual.ly | visual data | Scoop.it

'Humans are good at a lot of things, but putting time in perspective is not one of them. It's not our fault - the span of time in human history, and even more so in natural history, are so vast compared to the span of our life and recent history that it's almost impossible to get a handle on it.'

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An infographic timeline of timelines and infographics | Visual.ly

An infographic timeline of timelines and infographics | Visual.ly | visual data | Scoop.it

An infographic timeline of timelines and infographics, featuring the Isotype of Gerd Arntz and the official typeface of the Vienna Method, Futura...

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How the Internet has Changed in the Last 10 Years [Infographic]

How the Internet has Changed in the Last 10 Years [Infographic] | visual data | Scoop.it
This infographic visualizes the spectacular rise of the Internet in the last 10 years and how some companies have failed to adapt to the changes.

Here’s an interesting infographic that has been making the rounds across social media for the last two weeks. It visualizes the spectacular rise of the Internet in just 10 years. In 2002, the Internet boasted 569 million users, which translated to 9.1% of the world’s population. In 2012, that number has gone through the roof: There are now 2.27 billion users, or 33% of the world’s population.

Another formidable stat is the amount of time people spend online — in 2002, it was only 46 minutes a day (about the time it took to download four songs); in 2012, it’s four hours a day.

 

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Editorial: Visualisation Tools for Understanding Big Data

Editorial: Visualisation Tools for Understanding Big Data | visual data | Scoop.it

I recently co-wrote an editorial (download the full version here) with Mike Batty (UCL CASA) in which we explored some of the current issues surrounding the visualisation of large urban datasets. We were inspired to write it following the CASA Smart Cities conference and we included a couple of visualisations I have blogged here. Much of the day was devoted to demonstrating the potential of data visualisation to help us better understand our cities. Such visualisations would not have been possible a few years ago using desktop computers their production has ballooned as a result of recent technological (and in the case of OpenData, political) advances...

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12 Great Visualizations That Made History

12 Great Visualizations That Made History | visual data | Scoop.it
A look at some of the visualizations that broke new ground and played significant roles in changing history.

Most visualizations end up as passing follies that are significant in the short-term, but in the long-run they fade to the background with the rest of the noise. Occasionally, though, some visualizations end up in a perfect position to play a significant role in culture and history. Here are a few that have been fortunate enough to become significant.

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Open Source System for Visualizing Time Series Data

Open Source System for Visualizing Time Series Data | visual data | Scoop.it
Open Source System for Visualizing Time Series Data - Open Source Resources for Web Developers...
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Internet users flocking to social media in a big way | check it out!

Internet users flocking to social media in a big way | check it out! | visual data | Scoop.it

Social networks have shown exceptional growth over the past several years, attracting more than 200 million U.S. visitors in April 2011. Monthly visitors to the category have grown 61 percent since April 2008.

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Google's Interactive Music Timeline Traces the Popularity of Music Over the Past 60 Years

Google's Interactive Music Timeline Traces the Popularity of Music Over the Past 60 Years | visual data | Scoop.it

Google recently released Music Timeline, a fascinating interactive visualization that traces the popularity of music over the past 60 years.

The visualization can show a comparison of major music genres or you can narrow the focus to an individual genre, subgenre, or even a particular band.

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A Visual History of Computing [Infographic]

A Visual History of Computing [Infographic] | visual data | Scoop.it

Exactly 70 years ago this month the world’s first electronic programmable digital computer was created. It was called Colossus and was engineered in the UK by code breakers working during the Second World War

Computers and their uses have changed significantly over the past 70 years – primarily government machines quickly proved their worth in the business landscape, and more recently they have become commonplace in homes too.

Akita, a London IT support company has produced a large interactive page and infographic to showcase the developments in technology. It can be viewed in full here: http://www.akita.co.uk/computing-history/ or as a static image at the link.

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Infographic: 4,000 Years Of Human History Captured In One Retro Chart

Infographic: 4,000 Years Of Human History Captured In One Retro Chart | visual data | Scoop.it

If time is a river, the Histomap, first published by Rand McNally back in 1931, is a raging Mississippi. In that massive river of time, each of humanity’s great civilizations becomes a confluence that ebbs, wanes, and sometimes ebbs again, each a separate current in a river that inexorably rages down to the mouth of the present day.

Although certainly not modern, the Histomap is still a breathtaking example of good infographic design: A five-foot, roll-up chart that can fit an overview of human history on any wall. Starting in 2000 B.C. with seven different civilizations--the Aegeans, the Egyptians, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Iranians, the Indians, the Huns, and the Chinese--you travel forward or backward in time as your eyes move up or down 0.75 inches. Some civilizations bleed together, others are swallowed up; some surge, others crash...

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Franc Viktor Nekrep's curator insight, August 22, 2013 4:31 AM

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Sieg Holle's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:56 AM

We can learn from history 

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

Tomorrow’s world: A visual guide to the next 150 years | visual data | Scoop.it

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 6:23 PM

Be prepared for the future...

Anthony Burke's curator insight, January 29, 2013 3:12 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 30, 2013 12:33 AM
And flying cars for the year 2,000? ;-) Great infographic nevertheless. Thanks for sharing!
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Tree Of Life: The History of the World, Visualized

Tree Of Life: The History of the World, Visualized | visual data | Scoop.it
In this graphic by the Tree of Life web project and designer Leonard Eisenberg, we see all 3.5 billion years of life on earth evolving, not through limbs and timelines, but an elegant rainbow swirl. It’s as if our whole history is a colorful bunch of balloons, all tying back to bacteria.

As you look at the graphic, realize that time radiates outward and each kingdom’s appearance is also in chronological order from left to right. What you’ll discern then is a story of origins and mass extinctions, the way life almost bided its time through the Ice Age then hit the gas through the Cambrian Explosion. It was here when the protostomes (everything from trilobites to squids) simply went nuts, and the separation of plants vs. animals as we know them arose...

 

Visit the article to learn more about the graphic that visualizes the history of the world...

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10 Artists, 10 Years: Color Palettes

10 Artists, 10 Years: Color Palettes | visual data | Scoop.it

Ten extraordinary years of art history - the Impressionists, Neo - Impressionists and Post - Impressionists were responsible for a revolution in color. Within this colour trend visualisation, each chart represents an individual painting with the five most prominent colours shown proportionally...

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Envisioning the Future of Technology

Envisioning the Future of Technology | visual data | Scoop.it

Long Now Research Fellow Stuart Candy brought to our attention this visualization, which shows projections of what sorts of technologies will be available in the future, how soon, and how important they will be. It was created by London-based designer Michell Zappa, who leads a ‘technological trend bureau’ called Envisioning Technology. Their website explains that they seek to describe “where society is inexorably heading in the near future.”

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Data visualization primer: What they are and why they're important

Data visualization primer: What they are and why they're important | visual data | Scoop.it
Acquiring data is no longer a problem. It's everywhere, and we're already quite adept at hoarding it in databases. The issue now is making sense of all those signals and finding stories in the stream.
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