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 in front of me, all…

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 jet lagged though, so that's…

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 incidents, but not as sleek…

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 delicious. Nevermind that we will…

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 on it, I had the…

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. It's come to the point…

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 happens. First I get to…

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 this new application. The Graphwise…

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 that is data and how…

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 by county. Map population, age,…

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 an inverse measure of clarity and…

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 by all, I mean 100%. My…

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 plays in raising environmental awareness.…

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 displays a running clock of…

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 Heer, Flare looks extremely useful for…

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 guess at a glance, the songs…

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 Explorer was written in Processing…

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 both data and information, so it's…

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 control advocates failed to gain…

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 simple World Visualization Day site,…