Data Visualization

Data visualization
Below are some videos that discuss the potential of 2D animation as a communicative medium.
Data journalist
David McCandless draws beautiful conclusions from complex datasets — thus revealing unexpected insights into our world.
David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut — and it may just change the way we see the world.
McCandless says that Data is the new soil. That visual media is the language of the eye. Math science, the language of the mind…

The beauty of data visualization. TED talk 2010

Aaron Koblin: Visualizing ourselves … with crowd-sourced data

Visualizing Ourselves

Visualizing ourselves: Can data make us more human?

Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data — and at times vast numbers of people — and weaves them into stunning visualizations. From elegant lines tracing airline flights to landscapes of cell phone data, from a Johnny Cash video assembled from crowd-sourced drawings to the “Wilderness Downtown” video that customizes for the user, his works brilliantly explore how modern technology can make us more human.

Koblin says:

19C defined by novel

20C defined by cinema

21C defined by the interface

Very interesting talk by

When a very young child looks at a picture, she can identify simple elements: “cat,” “book,” “chair.” Now, computers are getting smart enough to do that too. What’s next? In a thrilling talk, computer vision expert Fei-Fei Li describes the state of the art — including the database of 15 million photos her team built to “teach” a computer to understand pictures — and the key insights yet to come.

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