Posts from

2008

Sensors in Footballs – Was the Pass Good?

Graduate student researchers are pretty much putting sensors in everything these days. There's always more data to collect and more information to gather. Computer engineering…

Researchers Map Chaos Inside Cancer Cell

The thing about cancer cells is that they suck. Their DNA is all screwy. They've got chunks of DNA ripped out and reinserted into different…

Budweiser Maps Drinkabilty of Bud Light Beer

Yes, watered down and flavorless beer has high drinkability. You know, sort of like water. The difference is shade of yellow.…

Because It’s Friday: Escalators

[via xkcd | Thanks, Justin]…

FlowingData Takes A Break

FlowingData posts will slow down this holiday week. I'm going to be busy watching all the movies coming out this Christmas and eating a lot…

All You Can Eat at the Twitter Data Buffet

Philip from infochimps posts the results of some heavy Twitter scraping. Data for 2.7 million users, 10 million tweets, and 58 million edges (i.e. connections…

Top FlowingData Posts for 2008

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone, but as I looked back on the FlowingData archives, it feels like ages since…

Urban Heartbeat of European Cities – Urban Mobs

During major events, people use their mobile phones to share their emotions: the euphoria of a football match in Spain or Romania, World Music Day…

From the Forums: Contests, Self-surveillance, and Attachments

I made a few updates to the FlowingData forums last night - the main being the ability to upload attachments. You've always been able to…

Because It’s Friday

Have a good weekend all. I'll be getting buried in the expected 12 inches of snow here in Buffalo in the meantime :). [via superpoop…

5 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year

Data visualization continues to grow online and in the real world. It exists as masterful art pieces and amazingly useful analysis tools. In both cases…

Visualize Music Collections With MusicBox

The great thing about being a graduate student is that you get to experiment. Anita Lillie, from the MIT Media Lab, demos MusicBox, her master's…

Sculptural Data Visualization – Stock Market and GDP

In his latest data sculptures, Andreas Nicolas Fischer places data visualization in a physical space when we're so used to seeing it on a computer…

How to Make a Graph in Adobe Illustrator

You can use the vector-based software normally reserved for designers and artists to make and edit charts.

Win Free iPod Touch – SiSense Dashboard Challenege

SiSense is running a dashboard competition, and a free iPod Touch is up for grabs. All you have to do is create the best dashboard…

Do You Hate Statistics as Much as Everyone Else?

Photo by Darwin BellIt happened again. I told someone I study statistics. He told me that he hated statistics in college. It doesn't annoy me…

Scientists Can Now Map Your Dreams to an Image

I thought this was a joke when I first read it, but scientists from Japan’s ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories have developed software that can map…

Magically Reformat Data to Get it How You Need it

One of the more painful parts of analysis or visualization is that you have to get the data in a proper format. Real data almost…

Winner of Tufte Books and Many Other Good Entries

I ran a contest last week to improve a graph from Swivel that showed immigration to the United States. FlowingData readers sent in lots of…

What Jobs Are There in Data Visualization?

I got an email from Harald asking, "How does the job market for DV developers work?" I find this question, or some variation of it,…