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Infographic: Kickstarter Dominates Indie Innovation

Infographic: Kickstarter Dominates Indie Innovation | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Like YouTube, Facebook, or blogging platforms, it’s almost hard to believe there was an Internet without Kickstarter, which may be the greatest testament to its success.

In 2009, the site generated about $23 million for its projects--an impressive figure by all accounts--but in 2012, Kickstarter pulled in roughly 10 times that, leapfrogging the grant budget of the National Endowment for the Arts. You can find all those facts and many more in this masterful infographic created for Fast Company by Catalogtree...


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Going, Going, Going Viral, Part 1 - LENSCRATCH

Going, Going, Going Viral, Part 1 - LENSCRATCH | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
As someone who shares the work of a different photographer every day, I often make an effort to choose projects that might not have seen the light of day or haven’t had significant exposure.
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Autism Care on Twitter: "Visual thinking is common in approximately 60%–65% of the general population.

Autism Care on Twitter: "Visual thinking is common in approximately 60%–65% of the general population. | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Visual thinking is common in approximately 60%–65% of the general population. http://t.co/o4uCtJtwkH
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Get Your Quick And Dirty Arts Education With Haiku Reviews - Huffington Post

Get Your Quick And Dirty Arts Education With Haiku Reviews - Huffington Post | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
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This month, Laurence Vittes and Peter Frank give their quick takes on performing and visual arts.
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 11, 1:08 PM

Update on what's happening in the performing and visual arts.

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Art as luxury goods is the art of irrelevance | Charlotte Higgins

Art as luxury goods is the art of irrelevance | Charlotte Higgins | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
While theatre and fiction confront the real world, art fairs like London's Frieze are a symbol of society's grotesque inequalities
Next week is known in the art world as Frieze week.
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 11, 1:09 PM

I thought this was a very interesting opinion.

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Data visualisation success hinges on solid storytelling skills

Data visualisation success hinges on solid storytelling skills | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Learn more about the value of data visualisation. Tableau's Jock Mackinlay explains why data is inert and worthless without the twin practices of visualisation and storytelling.


This is a quick piece that makes some valuable points. Frankly, I'm not a hard-core data head. Yet I love looking at spreadsheets, bar charts, line charts and other visual displays of data in order to make meaning of the material and spot trends. 


There is a whole science to displaying data in meaningful ways (see Edward Tufte's work) that we don't need to go into here. But what I like about this article is that it points to the fact that all the data in the world is meaningless until you can tell the story about what it is saying and what it means.


Storytelling and data go hand-in-hand.


Truly, those of us in the field of business storytelling need to build our data skills. And data-geeks need to develop their storytelling skills. Sounds like a match made in heaven!


Here's another aspect of storytelling that this article alludes to: yes, we all know it takes time to share a story and in this fast-paced world, it is not uncommon to hear "But who has the time?! Just give me the data to share. We've got to get moving!"  Ahhhhh -- huge mistake! Taking the time to share a story in the beginning makes projects go much more quickly. 


That sounds counter-intuitive, but I experience this phenomenon again and again.


Read the article for additional points on how the marriage of data and storytelling make for better decision making. They are worth remembering.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 


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The Complete Guide to Colour Psychology | Visual.ly

The Complete Guide to Colour Psychology | Visual.ly | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Amara presents the complete infographic guide to colour psychology. Covering the theory behind different colour psychology, cultural meanings, connota

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Exploring the inner realm of intuition, consciousness and creativity
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 11, 1:11 PM

Meaning of color...

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Hey 'Starry Night,' Say 'Cheese!' - New York Times

Hey 'Starry Night,' Say 'Cheese!' - New York Times | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
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ARE you thinking of seeing the big fall art exhibitions, including the Magritte show at the Museum of Modern Art or the Balthus show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art?
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Fascinating perpective on capturing an iconic image.

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Visual Storytelling--The Do's And Don'ts Of Infographic Design - Smashing Magazine

Visual Storytelling--The Do's And Don'ts Of Infographic Design - Smashing Magazine | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Infographics are visual representations of information, or “data viz” as the cool kids call it these days.

 

Here's a great article on how to create infographics, or tell a story using 'data viz.'

 

Translating data into a story is tough work and this article gives us some fabulous tips on how to do it.

 

Not a graphic designer? Don't worry -- as a business person the more you know about how to create a great data viz story, the better you can tell a graphic designer or graphic scriber what you want.

 

Another reason I like this article is because it actually mentions the need to create a storyline for your visual, and know before had what the key message is you are trying to deliver.

 

The storytelling points the article leaves out are the storytelling devices of metaphor, analogy, contrast, and sensory material that are critical to a story's and an infographic's success.  These pieces are implied in the article, but need more direct discussion about.

 

Use this article as a great guide.  And if you want more detail, go dig into "Visualize This" by Nathan Yau (although it can be pretty technical).


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The Ten Benefits Of A Visual Journal

The Ten Benefits Of A Visual Journal | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
There are many benefits to keeping a personal or business journal. Pictures will add to, and amplify, those benefits dramatically. Here are ten reasons why keeping a visual journal works so well for me.
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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 9, 2013 9:21 AM

Add another dimension - way of knowing and remembering - to your journaling.

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Dive Dark Dream Slow by Melissa Cantanese | LPV Magazine

Dive Dark Dream Slow by Melissa Cantanese  |  LPV Magazine | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Photographer and bookseller Melissa Catanese has been editing the vast photography collection of Peter J. Cohen, a celebrated trove of more than 20,000 vernacular and found anonymous photographs from the early to mid-twentieth century. Gathered from flea markets, dealers and Ebay, these prints have been acquired, exhibited and included in a range of major museum publications. In organizing the archive into a series of thematic catalogues, she has pursued an alternate reading of the collection, drifting away from simple typology into something more personal, intuitive and openly poetic.


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Leandro Guardado Obey

Leandro Guardado Obey | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Based on the book "On Television" by the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, where it points out the dangers associated with the diffuser unit of information to the masses, the TV.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 11, 1:17 PM

I might need to read this book! I'm also fight to try to prevent the internet from becoming the brainwashing sponsor promoted only content the TV, radio and newspaper have become. This might be the year that happens if Wheeler gets his way. The comment period to the FCC on net neutrality ends the 15th of September. Search for EFF or savetheinternet.com.

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Infographic: Kickstarter Dominates Indie Innovation

Infographic: Kickstarter Dominates Indie Innovation | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Like YouTube, Facebook, or blogging platforms, it’s almost hard to believe there was an Internet without Kickstarter, which may be the greatest testament to its success.

In 2009, the site generated about $23 million for its projects--an impressive figure by all accounts--but in 2012, Kickstarter pulled in roughly 10 times that, leapfrogging the grant budget of the National Endowment for the Arts. You can find all those facts and many more in this masterful infographic created for Fast Company by Catalogtree...


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Guest Viewpoint: Arts are critical part of child's education

Guest Viewpoint: Arts are critical part of child's education | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Every year during the month of March, The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes installs hundreds of pieces of student artwork in businesses throughout Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties to celebrate National Youth Art Month.

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The best of infographics: designers pick their favourites - The Guardian

The best of infographics: designers pick their favourites - The Guardian | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
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David McKendrick, director, BAM London

FAX color check: shirts on black

Edward Tufte is someone who inspired me (I ripped him off) numerous times at art school. I have never seen anyone ever come near his data visualisation. It got me though my degree. If I had to pick one thing it would be his T-shirt graphics. He has used these for loads of mental brainy things, but I used them for picking colours and in fact still do.

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Why I’ll Photoshop Your Face and Why I Believe It’s Okay

Why I’ll Photoshop Your Face and Why I Believe It’s Okay | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Last Spring, Lorde Tweeted the photo above and wrote, “i find this curious – two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real.

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Mario Pires's curator insight, September 15, 6:46 AM

Frank Multari gives yet another perspective from the endless debate about photoshoping faces. 

Martin Lea's curator insight, September 16, 9:33 AM

whose side are you on with this ?

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James Kerr Q&A: For the Glory of GIF - Canadian Art

James Kerr Q&A: For the Glory of GIF - Canadian Art | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
In the past few years, GIF-based art has exploded worldwide—and Canada is no exception. Here, a Montrealer details his view of the medium.
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Are GIFs a serious art form? As maker James Kerr weighs in on the work and his competitors, one of his pieces is screening at the Tate Museum. This is a great article, with links to some to the frontrunners in the field, and definitions of some of the new standards. Definitely worth a read!

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Going, Going, Going Viral Part 2

Going, Going, Going Viral Part 2 | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Today’s post continues to explore the phenomenon of “going viral.” A big thank you to Clay Lipsky, Sabine Pearlman, Ben Marcin, Haley Morris Cafiero and Julia Kozerski for their contributions and stories.

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Sacred Space: New Technological Mandalas by Leonardo Ulian

Sacred Space: New Technological Mandalas by Leonardo Ulian | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it

London-based artist Leonardo Ulian has completed a new body of work titled Sacred Space.

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A fascinating union of tradition, art, technology, and the 21st Century.

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The evolution of the GIF

The evolution of the GIF | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: While not directly correlated to knowledge sharing, GIFs do contribute to the "smart web" by creating a new way to communicate ideas, add dimensions to conversation, and provide irony and other editorial flavor.
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I reflect on these things as I do on a fire in a fireplace. They seem to resonate best on G+ and Tumblr.

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Fashion in Leaves by Tang Chiew Ling

Fashion in Leaves by Tang Chiew Ling | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Fashion in Leaves is ongoing personal project by Malaysian illustrator and artist Tang Chiew Ling that explores various forms of leaves and flowers as if they were fashion sketches.
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A bit of weekend charm. Click through for more.

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Seeing Consciousness: Embodied, Machined, Photographed

Seeing Consciousness: Embodied, Machined, Photographed | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Photography can’t represent everything, or many things, or perhaps even any one thing.  It is profoundly emotional and relational, but that leaves a lot of thinking unaccounted for.  If you want to know what it is like to work through a long set of...

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By Os Gemeos and Aryz at Urban Forms Gallery in Lodz, Poland

By Os Gemeos and Aryz at Urban Forms Gallery in Lodz, Poland | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
We declare the world as our canvas

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Vinh Tran's comment, April 18, 2013 1:21 AM
oh ! i like it
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what does it mean piture http://vanphongphampts.com
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Which infographic is right for you?

Which infographic is right for you? | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it
That’s right, there’s more to infographics than a scrolling image full of facts and figures. Different types of infographics are consumed differently.

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lefkos's comment, April 10, 2013 2:06 PM
amazing job. thank you! very informative!
Michiel Gaasterland's curator insight, April 13, 2013 12:06 PM

Useful Infrographic on... how to choose which infographic is right for you. Quite helpful to access format. You'd still have to come up with the contentS i.e. The Messaging - yourself though! 

Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, April 29, 2013 9:17 PM

Un interesante y breve articulo, que sugiere un diagrama de flujo para definir cual es la forma grafica mas util para presentar una informacion.

Creo que nos puede ser especialmente util a los profes.

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In Conversation with Raghu Rai

In Conversation with Raghu Rai | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Raghu Rai is a New Delhi based photographer born in 1942 in a small village called Jhang, which is now part of Pakistan. Rai started photographing in 1965 at the age of 23. In 1971, Henri Cartier Bresson was very impressed after he saw an exhibition of Rai’s work at Gallery Delpire, in Paris. Rai joined the illustrious Magnum Agency in 1977 as a first Indian photographer.


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Seeing Color Through Infographics and Data Visualizations

Seeing Color Through Infographics and Data Visualizations | Visual Thinking for the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Color is a crucial part of our visual experience.

It indicates many things in our lives, from the ripeness of a banana, to how someone is feeling, to which subway line we should be on.


Not everyone sees colors the same way, and colors have drastically different meanings in different cultures, but one thing we all have in common: color is important. These visualizations all show us different things about colors.


Visit the original article for over a dozen infographics and links related to color psychology, trends and various uses and applications.


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Sylvie Mercier's curator insight, March 27, 2013 3:32 AM

Très joli !

Sara McLean, Allied ASID, CMG's curator insight, April 17, 2013 8:49 PM

visualizing color in unique ways is always a treat for the senses

Robin Martin's curator insight, April 28, 2013 5:26 PM

Nice!