Posts from

2007

Sharing Personal Data to Push Social Data Analysis

I'm staying in a hostel here in Madrid and am currently in the "Internet Room." I'm on my laptop, but there are six desktop computers…

My First Couple of Days in Madrid

It's been a couple of days here in Madrid. It's about 6:00am in the morning and I really should get back to bed. I'm incredibly…

San Francisco Police Department Incident Reporting and Analysis Tool

I came across the San Francisco Police Department Incident and Reporting Tool, and at first glance it looked like Oakland Crimespotting with the map and…

Fast Food Restaurant Menu Items Compared

We all know fast food is incredibly bad for us and yet we still eat it. Why? Because it has tons of fat and tastes…

News Flowing Through Moveable Type at The New York Times Building

Every day during the summer I walked past "Moveable Type" in The New York Times lobby. Since my adviser was one of the people working…

Many Eyes Now Has Better Mapping Visualization

Many Eyes now has more detailed mapping functionality with the help of ESRI data. It was really only a matter of time before this happened.…

Headed to Spain for the Visualizar Workshop

When people I know can't decide whether or not go to graduate school, I always encourage them to do so, because cool stuff like this…

Graphwise: Crawling the Web for Tabulated Data

Graphwise launched a few weeks ago, but I'm just hearing about it now, so I guess there hasn't been a whole lot of buzz about…

100 Reasons You Should Be Interested in, Want to Share, and Get Excited About Data

When I talk about data, people often zone out or don't really see the interest. Why does this happen? People just don't understand the wonder…

US Demographics Visualizer Using Virtual Earth

While on the topic of maps here's a Microsoft Virtual Earth mashup -- US Demographics Visualizer. It allows the user to map US census data…

Leland Wilkinson on Bloatware

I have not yet achieved that elusive zero-byte graphics program, but I do believe that bulk, in programming or in writing, can sometimes be…

Business of Death Video from GOOD Magazine

GOOD Magazine is really growing on me. Have you subscribed yet? All of your subscription costs go to the charity of your choice, and…

Join Eco-Viz Challenges to Raise Environmental Awareness

Eyebeam, an art and technology research center, has posted two eco-viz challenges to get artists and technologists thinking about data visualization and the role it…

Watch the Money Clock to See What You’ve Earned

Despite being surrounded with ads, this money clock was kind of, um, interesting. Put in how much you earn hourly, monthly, or annually, and it…

Use Flare Visualization Toolkit to Build Interactive Viz for the Web

Tom from Stamen Design and Hadley from the GGobi group kindly pointed me to the recently ported Flare visualization toolkit. Developed by Berkeley's Jeffrey…

All Linkin Park Songs Look the Same? Maybe Not.

On Last.fm, someone took snapshots of some Linkin Park songs, compared them, and concluded that all Linkin Park songs look are the same. I…

Competitive Edge Explorer to Display Demographics

The Competitive Edge Explorer is a mapping project from the MIT Laboratory for Mobile Learning. It's not just some hodge podge Google Maps mashup. The…

Create, Share, and Embed Custom Timelines with circaVie

Part of the AIM network, it's another online application to create and share timelines. As I've said before, timelines are very intuitive in displaying…

Access Restrictions on the Release of Gun Sales Data

I just found this in my draft folder from a while back. It's kind of old news, but I think it's still worth mentioning. Gun…

World Visualization Day (Really)

I thought Robert was just thinking out loud when he wrote his post on World Visualization Day, but I was apparently wrong. There's now a…