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Is 10/GUI the Future Replacement of the Mouse and Keyboard?

10/GUI, a prototype interface by R. Clayton Miller, is a new way of interacting with the computer. We're all familiar with touch screens, but what Miller proposes is separating the…

If Aliens Were Tuning Into Our Television Frequencies…

In a different take on a timeline of television, Abstruse Goose, a web comic, shows us what aliens would be watching if they were able to tune into our television…

Quick Links for the Weekend – 26 June 09

Tufte's Invisible Yet Ubiquitous Influence - Edward Tufte combines a policy wonk's love of data with an artist's eye for beauty and a PR maestro's knack for promotion. Look at…

BBC News Explains European Groups with Chocolate Cake

Oh why not, it's Friday. Have a good weekend, everyone. Go have yourself a slice of beautiful chocolate Belgian tart... or some other beautiful treat. You deserve it. [Thanks, Ian]…

What If We Were a World of Doers?

What exactly is a doer? Feeling much like a segment on Sesame Street, this ad from Honda explains, "Well, doers do things. Things to move us forward, to make stuff…

‘I Love Charts’ from Sid the Science Kid

It's good to see PBS is teaching strong values to grow up with with Sid the Science Kid and this lovely chart song (below). A chart is a handy dandy…

Data.

Dear reader, After much thought and arguments with myself, I've decided to quit data. It's been almost two years writing for FlowingData and almost four years as a statistics graduate…

Because It’s Friday: Correlation

It's time like these I feel like one big nerd. [via xkcd | Thanks, Mickey]…

Because It’s Friday: The Trilogy Meter

Dan Meth plots out the trilogy meter - a series of charts that show his level of enjoyment of each movie in the trilogy: These are rated purely on my…

Decide What to Do For Her On Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day can be tricky. Do you get her flowers? Chocolate? Is it time for jewelry or a corn dog and a blow pop? This graph helps you decide what…

Are You a Freelance Data Visualization Designer/Consultant?

I frequently get requests or propositions for data visualization projects, but I almost always have to turn them down - not because they're not worth my while, but because I've…

Because It’s Friday: Escalators

[via xkcd | Thanks, Justin]…

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 I wrote up some of…

Vote for Open Government Data

The title reads, "Barack Obama is going to appoint the nation's first CTO. What are the top priorities?" I don't know about you, but I'm putting in my vote for…

Wanna Work For Stamen Design?

I don't normally put up job postings, but this opportunity is too cool not to. Stamen Design, in San Francisco, has an opening for a full-time developer to "make their…

Reminder: It’s Election Day

A quick reminder -- it's election day in the United States. If you're registered to vote, take the few minutes out of your day and go put in some ticks…

Download Your Free FlowingData Wallpaper

I don't remember when I made this desktop wallpaper, but it was probably during one of those nights when there was nothing good on TV and I had nothing better…

Highlights from Wired NextFest in Chicago

I was in Chicago last week for Wired NextFest – it was impressive, beautiful, engaging, and imaginative. While I had fun presenting some of my own work, it was even…

Pie I Have Eaten and Pie I Have Not Eaten

Gotta love Fridays. Have a good weekend everyone. Go have yourself a slice of pie. [via Zoomdoggle | Thanks, Canna]…

Google Results for X Girls, Y Cups

Some will find this amusing while others won't get it at all. If you don't get it, consider yourself lucky. Have a good weekend, everyone. [Thanks, Canna]…

Why is MC Hammer Talking About Analytics?

"Analytics, at the end of the day, is going to be the engame." Ok, MC Hammer. If you say it is, then I will believe you. Have a nice weekend…

LEGO-powered Project Time Management

Speaking of physical graphs, looks it's time management with my favorite childhood pastime - LEGOs! Each row represents an hour and each color indicates a different project. I'm gonna go…