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Massive Visualizations at CeBIT Depict The Scale of “Big Data”

Massive Visualizations at CeBIT Depict The Scale of “Big Data” | visual data | Scoop.it

At this year’s CeBIT computer trade fair in Hannover, Germany, the world’s most impressive and eccentric new technology has been on display. But the massive data visualizations on display at the fair’s CODE_n exhibition in Hall 16 have turned heads with their artistry, execution and scale.

CODE_n bills itself as an international initiative for digital pioneers, innovators and groundbreaking startups. This year, it is focusing on big data. The elegantly complex visualizations that fill the exhibition hall’s more than 3,000 meters of wall space were designed to physically depict data on this immense scale.

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Biggest Interactive Wall in the U.S. Invites Visitors To Touch It

Biggest Interactive Wall in the U.S. Invites Visitors To Touch It | visual data | Scoop.it

The latest addition to the Cleveland Museum of Art is an interactive wall display—the biggest in the US—that merges art and technology. 

Gallery One is a dynamic and evolving piece of wall art created by forward-thinking design firm Local Projects—is the first of its kind to encourage engagement from museum-goers. 
Measuring 40-feet in length, this multi-touch screen is the largest in the US and is capable of displaying over 3,500 items—including masterpieces by Pablo Picasso. 
Synced with an iPad app, the wall guides visitor through the art and provides multiple perspectives on the collections. 

Learn more about this cutting-edge new exhibit in a short video at the article link...

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2012 In Data Visualizations

2012 In Data Visualizations | visual data | Scoop.it

Data visualizations. Infographics. Maps. Information design. 

No matter how you call it, 2012 was the year data science and design started going steady.

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A curated selection of 20 well-designed visualizations...

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The Science of Visualization

The Science of Visualization | visual data | Scoop.it

In this era of “Big Data,” businesses rely on the accumulation and analysis of raw data to help understand an uncertain environment. Yet the sheer quantity of available information can overwhelm even the most sophisticated data miner. The problem of transforming spools of statistics into decipherable figures is one all too familiar to the world of science. Scientists deal with not only big numbers, but big concepts that require complex modeling and high levels of abstraction.
The International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge, created by the National Science Foundation and the journal Science, is an effort to recognize scientific researchers who use visualization to communicate their findings in ways that are accessible to the general public. Since 2003, awards have been handed out annually in a variety of categories, from Photography to Illustrations to Informational Graphics.


With the parallels between science and business in mind, let’s consider some past winners of the challenge and identify how these particular visualizations effectively distill data into an engaging and informative piece of art...

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Data as Narrative at SXSW Interactive

Data as Narrative at SXSW Interactive | visual data | Scoop.it

Nicola Hughes, at The Guardian, reminded us that until now the “roles of narrators, curators, and computers have been very differentiated, but now it is super smeared and undefined.” She also reminded us that “algorithms we use to sort through data are not apolitical. What you find on Google are things that are interesting to the public, but not necessarily in the public interest.”

 

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Telling Stories with Data – VisWeek 2011

Telling Stories with Data – VisWeek 2011 | visual data | Scoop.it

"Data storytelling" is all the rage on websites ranging from international news outlets, to political and economic organizations, to personal blogs. Indeed, this trend has captured the attention of those who research and work in information visualization. Scores of both aspiring and seasoned visual storytellers descended on the Telling Stories with Data workshop that we organized this year to discuss and learn about visualization storytelling tools, issues, and contexts...

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Member News: Development Gateway hosts data visualization event, Tech@State | InterAction

Member News: Development Gateway hosts data visualization event, Tech@State | InterAction | visual data | Scoop.it

Development Gateway will host Tech@State on Friday September 23-24. Speakers and panelists will explore new and innovative data visualization techniques, and their applications for international development research and practice.

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Information Is Beautiful Awards

Information Is Beautiful Awards | visual data | Scoop.it

The inspiration for this enterprise is simple: the sheer force of creativity in this community... Such great, curious, uncompromising minds.

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Luminous Cities: A New Mapping Project Shows How Events are Tied to Place

Luminous Cities: A New Mapping Project Shows How Events are Tied to Place | visual data | Scoop.it

Take a look at a set of maps that tell encoded stories of politics, natural disasters and social movements.


There are many nice Flickr visualizations of global cities but never anything quite this comprehensive across space and time: Meet Luminous Cities, a creation of the London-based mapping and digital arts firm TraceMedia, built with support from the Centre for Spatial Analysis & Policy at the University of Leeds and the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

The project is trying to "uncover the archeology of data traces left by social media" in cities across the globe...

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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 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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20 Great Infographics of 2012

20 Great Infographics of 2012 | visual data | Scoop.it

Though it's coming to a close, 2012 has certainly been an eventful year, with everything from elections and the Olympics, to scientific breakthroughs and major weather events making headlines.

To review some of these events and happenings in a visual format, here are twenty of the best static infographics from the past year...

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A new data art project tracks emotional response at the Olympics...

A new data art project tracks emotional response at the Olympics... | visual data | Scoop.it
A data art project called Emoto aims to track people's emotional response to the Olympics using online sentiment analysis tools and then represent that data in interactive visualisations (Cool real-time visualization of Olympic social media data

 

Emoto will analyse tweets and updates to determine the emotional reactions of people around the world. The project was developed by Drew Hemment, an artist and curator of FutureEverything, visualiser Moritz Stefaner and design collective Studio Nand. The collected data will be transformed into a series of creatively-designed infographics shared in realtime through the website emoto2012.org, along with the responses and commentary by those compiling the information.

Drew Hemment said: We chose to do this because the thing that connects most people at a big event is emotional intensity and energy...

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Infographic Events Calendar 2011-2012

Infographic Events Calendar 2011-2012 | visual data | Scoop.it

Outstanding calendar-map infographic from Infographer.ru, a Russian infographics site and design agency in Moscow (view in English). The Infographic Events Calendar 2011-2012 shows many (but not all) visualization, data and infographic conferences and events around the globe.

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Data as Art, as Science, as a Reason for Being

Data as Art, as Science, as a Reason for Being | visual data | Scoop.it

New York Times: Data as Art, as Science, as a Reason for Being...

The exhibition argues that major innovations follow a series of steps: 1) seeing (measuring various phenomena); 2) mapping (organizing information to reveal patterns); 3) understanding (using models to explain complex systems like weather); 4) believing (being convinced that change is possible and necessary); and 5) acting (designing systems that make the world work better).

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infographics + data visualization at the adobe museum of digital media

infographics + data visualization at the adobe museum of digital media | visual data | Scoop.it

'inform: turning data into meaning' is an exhibition on infographics and the quantification and visualization of data from the digital world- curated by thomas goetz, executive editor of wired magazine, the exhibition is the most recent addition to the adobe museum of digital media (ADMA), and represents the inaugural show of the online museum's 'curator in residence' initiative.

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Mapping Big Ideas: BIGVIZ

Mapping Big Ideas: BIGVIZ | visual data | Scoop.it
200 pages of world-changing thinking, or what a sheep and a dog have to do with universal compassion.

When two of our favorite ideas — TED and data visualization — converge, it’s a beautiful thing. Naturally, we’re all over BIGVIZ — an ambitious effort by the fine folks at Autodesk, who took it upon themselves to visualize the entire 2008 TED conference.

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