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Relevant areas of interest, study and coursework include: Information Design, Demography, Statistical Literacy, Economics, Sociology, Media Studies, Linguistics, Meteorology, and Computer Science.
Each section of Visualizing Data features a hand-picked TEDTalk accompanied by suggested questions, activities, related texts and multimedia. The summary essay and concluding activities will help you synthesize the content and apply what you’ve learned.
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|1||Hans Rosling shows the best stats you’ve ever seen||--||19:53||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||Nathalie Miebach: Art made of storms||--||4:19||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||Chris Jordan pictures some shocking stats||--||11:17||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||Blaise Aguera y Arcas demos Photosynth||--||7:33||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||Deb Roy: The birth of a word||--||19:52||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||David McCandless on the beauty of data visualization||--||18:17||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||To the Best of Our Knowledge: TMI?||In this hour, David Weinberger from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society says in this digital age, knowledge lies in the links between data and info. That's why he thinks the web is a more accurate reflection of human knowledge than print media could ever be. He talks with Steve Paulson about information overload, filter failure, and a new age of expertise. Next, Steve Paulson works in a rabbit's warren of books. Producer Sara Nics sat down with him to talk about his hunger for knowledge, and the relationship between ideas, information and data. Then, David Seigel says the answer to questions about how to safeguard our personal data online is simple... put all of your information online. But put it in one place, and give businesses, doctors, schools, employers and others selective access to it. And most importantly, rather than giving out our personal data to dozens of websites, we should keep it all in "personal data lockers." After that, Aleph Molinari says the 70 percent of the global population who do not have access to digital technology are not being empowered to be educated, global citizens. In attempt to overcome the digital and knowledge divides in Mexico, he founded Fundacion Proacceso. He tells Anne Strainchamps, through education centers in cities around the country, they're helping people get plugged in to the web-y world. Following that, from connecting cries for help and first responders following the earthquake in Haiti, to election monitoring in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ushahidi is helping people use simple cell phones to share information - even if they don't have a web connection. Finally, David McCandless used to be a regular journalist. Until he was sketching out how to tell a story and realised that his drawing illustrated the story better than any text article could. Since then, he's been working as a data journalist, making beautiful sense out of enormous data sets. [Broadcast Date: Apri...||--||$1.95||View In iTunes|
|9||Earth-Now||NASA's Earth Now is an application that visualizes recent global climate data from Earth Science satellites, including surface air temperature, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, and water vapor as well as gravity and sea level variations. Data sets are visually described using "false color" maps. Color-coded legends are provided to indicate relative strength or weakness of an environmental condition. The resulting 3D model of the Earth may be rotated by a single finger stroke, and may also be zoomed in or out by pinching 2 fingers. It was developed by the Earth Science Communications and Visualization Technology Applications and Development Teams at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, with support from NASA Headquarters. v1.4: - Fixed the crash that was effecting a few users! - Text changes for some datasets - Update Air Temperature Dataset - Stability & Bug fixes v1.3: - Carbon Dioxide datamaps updated up to December 2011 - New Sea Level Data that replaces the old dataset, updated up to December 2011 v1.2: - Initial App Store Release||--||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||Generative Art||Generative Art presents both the technique and the beauty of algorithmic art. The book includes high-quality examples of generative art, along with the specific programmatic steps author and artist Matt Pearson followed to create each unique piece using the Processing programming language. Artists have always explored new media, and computer-based artists are no exception. Generative art, a technique where the artist creates print or onscreen images by using computer algorithms, finds the artistic intersection of programming, computer graphics, and individual expression. The book includes a tutorial on Processing, an open source programming language and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions. Generative Art presents both the techniques and the beauty of algorithmic art. In it, you'll find dozens of high-quality examples of generative art, along with the specific steps the author followed to create each unique piece using the Processing programming language. The book includes concise tutorials for each of the technical components required to create the book’s images, and it offers countless suggestions for how you can combine and reuse the various techniques to create your own works.||--||$31.99||View In iTunes|
|11||Innumeracy||Why do even well-educated people understand so little about mathematics? And what are the costs of our innumeracy? John Allen Paulos, in his celebrated bestseller first published in 1988, argues that our inability to deal rationally with very large numbers and the probabilities associated with them results in misinformed governmental policies, confused personal decisions, and an increased susceptibility to pseudoscience of all kinds. Innumeracy lets us know what we're missing, and how we can do something about it. Sprinkling his discussion of numbers and probabilities with quirky stories and anecdotes, Paulos ranges freely over many aspects of modern life, from contested elections to sports stats, from stock scams and newspaper psychics to diet and medical claims, sex discrimination, insurance, lotteries, and drug testing. Readers of Innumeracy will be rewarded with scores of astonishing facts, a fistful of powerful ideas, and, most important, a clearer, more quantitative way of looking at their world.||--||$9.99||View In iTunes|
|12||Photosynth||Interactive Panorama Capture and Sharing, with new Social Features! – Now in Version 1.6.2 With Photosynth’s new social features it’s easier than ever to get your best work noticed! Photosynth for iOS is the panorama creation app that makes it easy and fun to capture and share interactive panoramas of the places, people, and events that are important to you. Using the latest in computer vision techniques, you can create panoramas not only from left to right, but also up and down, enabling you to capture a full sphere. Once you’ve created a panorama, share it as an interactive experience on Photosynth, Facebook, Twitter, or in email (using the free Photosynth service) or as a simple image. Interactive panoramas you share publicly can be viewed by anyone, are searchable, and may be featured by Photosynth and Bing to be seen by millions! Join the Photosynth community to share your view of the world while getting inspired by other panorama enthusiasts. Explore panoramas, users, and tags featured by Photosynth. Search for amazing images from the Photosynth community. Like, share, and comment on your favorite finds, then customize your newsfeed by following users and tags you enjoy the most. Share your panoramas, accumulate likes, comments, and follows, and soon your masterpieces could be featured by Photosynth and Bing to be seen by millions! Connect the Photosynth application with the Ricoh Theta to instantly capture a full 360-degree panorama for even easier sharing! Get more info at http://theta360.com. Features • See your panoramas take shape as you capture them with INTERACTIVE CAPTURE • Look and capture in all directions with FULL-SPHERE PANORAMAS • See the final panorama right away with fast ON-DEVICE PROCESSING • Sharp, seamless results with the ADVANCED IMAGE STITCHING ENGINE • Zoom, pan, and rotate your panorama in any direction with our IMMERSIVE VIEWER • Share your view of the world with the PHOTOSYNTH COMMUNITY • SEARCH AND EXPLORE panoramas from the Photosynth community to discover new amazing interactive images • LIKE, SHARE, AND COMMENT on the creations of other photo enthusiasts • Build a personal NEWSFEED by following your favorite content creators and popular topics • Jump-start your newsfeed by following Photosynth’s RECOMMENDED USERS AND TAGS • Get NOTIFICATIONS when your panoramas are liked or commented on, when you are followed, or when Photosynth has featured one of your creations • Connect with the RICOH THETA to instantly capture 360-degree panoramas (get more info at http://theta360.com) • Share images or interactive panoramas to FACEBOOK or TWITTER • Share in EMAIL to send images of your panoramas directly to friends • Your panorama images are available to any app from the CAMERA ROLL||--||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index||Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation's success by its productivity -- instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy lif||16:49||Free||View In iTunes|
A Great Way to Think
This set of TED helps you to realize that things are not always what they seem and there is always more than one way to look at things. Some of these videos are better than others but overall they give a fresh perspective.
Visions of a Great Artist!!!
Deb Roy - Birth of a Word / Statistics
Deb Roy - Birth of a Word: Speaker is Warmly Engaging + artfully concise throughout; standing ovation= so deserved & endearing. Sublime example of rendering data from camera & computer 3D statistics modeling into higher purpose & hopeful potential ... effort from infant's first word to modeling ideas of word influences from (media) upon homes in a nation. Thank you for this "wow."