A Sea of Data: Apophenia and Pattern (Mis-)Recognition

Hito Steyerl A Sea of Data:  Apophenia and Pattern (Mis-)Recognition Link to the e-flux page: This is an image from the Snowden files. It is labeled “secret.”1 Yet one cannot see anything on it. This is exactly why it is symptomatic. This image from the Snowden files was captioned: “A single frame of scrambled video imagery.” … Read moreA Sea of Data: Apophenia and Pattern (Mis-)Recognition

Baskets & Data Making Weather Tactile in the Digital Age

Thursday, April 10 / 4pm Nathalie Miebach, Artist Miebach discusses her translations of scientific data from the realms of astronomy, ecology, and meteorology into sculpture, installation, and musical scores, while exploring the intersection of art and science. Links to Miebach’s 2011 Ted Talk and the January 2014 issue of American Craft Magazine, featuring a cover … Read moreBaskets & Data Making Weather Tactile in the Digital Age

Adventures in Mapmaking: How to Map the Age of Buildings in Your Hometown

You may have seen some of the beautiful maps of building ages that have been cropping up around the internet. I first noticed an amazing one of Portland, and then another great one of Brooklyn. I decided I wanted to try to make one of San Francisco, but, as I still know very little about … Read moreAdventures in Mapmaking: How to Map the Age of Buildings in Your Hometown

Processing.org, is now accepting proposals for GSOC 2013!

https://forum.processing.org/topic/now-accepting-proposals-for-gsoc-2013 Processing.org is now accepting proposals for GSOC 2013! This is a “full-time” position for this summer with a $5,000 stipend. Only students are eligible. From google’s FAQ: “As long as you are accepted into or enrolled in a college or university program as of May 27, 2013, you are eligible to participate in the … Read moreProcessing.org, is now accepting proposals for GSOC 2013!

The Mayor’s Geek Squad

It was a case for a digital Sherlock Holmes. Last fall, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection wanted, finally, to crack down on restaurants that were illegally dumping cooking oil into sewers in their neighborhoods — congealed yellow grease is responsible, the department says, for more than half of New York’s clogged drains. The question, … Read moreThe Mayor’s Geek Squad

More Earthquake Visualization Ideas

Tōhoku Japanese Earthquake Sculpture This sculpture was made to contemplate the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan. http://www.lukejerram.com/projects/tōhoku_earthquake and A sand tracing pendulum located at a shop in Port Townsend, Washington, called Mind Over Matter (since moved to Sedona, Arizona), produced some very interesting patterns. http://twistedsifter.com/2013/01/the-earthquake-rose-pendulum-art/

New MOOC Introduces You to the Wonderful World of Infographics and Data Visualization

Hans Rosling, a professor of global health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, became something of an internet celebrity because of his knack for presenting data in extremely imaginative ways. As you’ll see above, he’s the master of data visualization. Now, thanks to a new MOOC from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the … Read moreNew MOOC Introduces You to the Wonderful World of Infographics and Data Visualization

Presenting Data and Information: A One-Day Course Taught by Edward Tufte

http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/ Topics covered in this one-day course include: How to make effective, credible presentations. Fundamental strategies of analytical design. Evaluating evidence used in presentations. Statistical data: tables, graphics, semigraphics. Business, scientific, research, and financial presentations. Complexity and clarity. Interface design. Use of PowerPoint, video, handouts. Design for websites, animations, scientific visualizations. Many practical examples. Edward Tufte teaches … Read morePresenting Data and Information: A One-Day Course Taught by Edward Tufte

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