“What is your generation going to do? You don’t have a choice. You will make a mark. Will it be the mark of apathy? Or will you make the internet what it could be?” Michael Carroll is a Professor of Law and one of the founders of the Creative Commons.
Graduate school in biosciences is tough. We know that. Four, six, even (heaven forbid!) eight years of your life dedicated to diving deeply into a research project can leave one, well, a bit “loopy” sometimes and you just need to blow off steam.
The title of this post borrows from ideas presented by Sha Hwang at the Visualized conference in New York City several weeks ago: He kicked off the data-visualization event with a talk that—in effect—challenged the audience to take a step back.
Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post from Martin Krzywinski, a contributing artist who designed the Graphic Science illustration in the September issue of Scientific American magazine.
Hurricane Irene is part of a worsening trend. Weather disasters have grown more frequent and more costly over the past 30 years in the U.S.,
Interactive data visualization charts the changing popularity of 195 different foods over time
Interactive graphic reveals data from a recent study on vaccine confidence around the world
Animated and interactive graphics describe the connection between oil and gas production and human-caused earthquakes
Information graphics demystify Earth’s most powerful storms
Data visualizations highlight the surprising connections between income and brain structure
Designers from Accurat Studio provide a peek behind the scenes, and explain how they developed a data visualization rooted in researcher Julien d’Huy’s analysis of myths across space and time
Information graphics and the fight for science in Trump’s America
Noted historian of technology George Dyson has a thought-provoking piece in Edge where he takes government surveillance to task, not just on legal or moral grounds but on basic technical ones.
I want so badly to love Pinterest, but we just don’t seem to be compatible lovers. My initial objection to their service was the cavalier way in which they claimed rights to creative work displayed on their site (almost certainly a relic of being a new startup and writing the broadest terms of service they [...]
With 23andMe in the news this week, I thought it was a good time to share something I’d never published before. It’s a short interview with Linda Avey, co-founder of 23andMe.
Nothing can say”Amazing art!” the way an intricate web with your own name in the center can. I am glorious. LinkedIn launched a feature called InMaps back in 2011 and they produce visually arresting, zoomable depictions of your network.
Do you have a friend who has sworn off Facebook? Not taking a break, but someone who has completely severed ties with the online social networking platform and the connections it houses?
The nascent field of sensor journalism helps citizen scientists and journalists fill in the data gaps in environmental monitoring networks
The other day, while waiting at the registration desk for an event entitled “Visualizing Climate Change,” I met a data visualization developer from Bloomberg News.
In the fall of 1998 I stole a Pokémon trading card in Shanghai, China. It was a Kadabra, I remember now. It was slipped discretely from a child’s backpack and into my pocket.