We look up at the starry sky and we sense a fear of not comprehending and being engulfed, a fear of the unknown, and simultaneously we experience a longing for the inaccessible, impenetrable darkness.— Lisa Jevbratt. The Prospect of the Sublime in Data Visualization. 2004.
Lisa Jevbratt on the Sublime in Data Visualization
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It’s All Greek (or Chinese or Spanish or…) to Me
In English, there’s an idiom that notes confusion: “It’s all Greek to me.” Other languages have similar sayings, but they don’t use Greek as their point of confusion.
Sleep Schedule, From the Inconsistent Teenage Years to Retirement
From the teenage years to college to adulthood through retirement, sleep is all over the place at first but then converges towards consistency.
Data, R, and a 3-D Printer
We almost always look at data through a screen. It’s quick and good for exploration. So is there value in making data physical? I played around with a 3-D printer to find out.