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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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These Wonderful 3D Infographics Are Taller Than You

These Wonderful 3D Infographics Are Taller Than You | visual data | Scoop.it

Belgian studio Coming Soon is all about making it big. Their Hand Lettering creations filled a giant chalkboard with letters in a variety of fonts and styles. And with Infographics XXXL, they’ve taken actual graphs and blown them up to a huge size for a client that specializes in the research of nanobodies.

The result is that, instead of casually glancing at the same old pie chart or bar graph, shareholders have something to keep their gaze on the numbers, like a blurry scientist walking by human-size bars or holding up a literal piece of the pie.


See a selection of Coming Soon’s giant infographics at the article link.

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Jennie Munson's comment, May 1, 2013 10:57 AM
very cool
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12 Visualizations That Will Change the Way You View Scale

12 Visualizations That Will Change the Way You View Scale | visual data | Scoop.it

Scale is a simple concept. From a very early age, children know about big and small, heavy and light, more and less. Extreme scales, however, are another story.

Try to imagine, for example, the size of the universe… or $1 trillion made up entirely of dollar bills. Exactly. Grasping the actual quantities involved in extreme scales can be difficult, which makes managing scale in visualizations an interesting problem.

Here are 12 visualizations that try to show things at extreme scales.


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A Smart Animation Explores the Magnitude of our Solar System [Infographic]

A Smart Animation Explores the Magnitude of our Solar System [Infographic] | visual data | Scoop.it

This video from German design trio Kurzgesagt considers the scale of the universe, using facts illustrated in flat infographic form.

Kurzgesagt began as a project aimed at creating quick science lessons, and was inspired by other educators putting content on Youtube. “We just want to make beautiful content that makes science more popular,” Philipp Dettmer tells Co.Design. Previous animations have included shorts on climate change, how evolution works and a video on fracking that has garnered over a million views...

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Big Data Reaches Cosmic Proportions [Infographic]

Big Data Reaches Cosmic Proportions [Infographic] | visual data | Scoop.it
Since the advent of big data, it's been a struggle for some to get a real sense of just how big big data really is. You hear strange terms like "peta," exa" and "yotta"… but what does all that really mean?

When managing massive amounts of data, the scales were talking about can quickly reach astronomical proportions. Recent efforts to quantify big data have produced interesting results. A recent infographic from clearCi is one such effort, outlining the scale of data produced on the Internet each day: 2.5 quintillion bytes of data...


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The Human Scale of Big Data

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The 2011 Strata Conference in New York City kicked off on Thursday with a brief introduction by O'Reilly's own Ed Dumbill. He ventures a bold assessment of the present social condition and how data science plays into it: the growth of our networks, government, and information feel as if they are slipping out of our control, evolving like a living organism. Despite this, Dumbill is optimistic, placing the hope to navigate this new "synthetic world" on the emerging role of the data scientist.

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