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Data Visualization, 350BC – 1879

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Age of Internet Empires: Google and Facebook Vie for Dominance

The Oxford Internet Institute published recently a map illustrating the most visited website in each country. It concluded: The supremacy of Google and Facebook over any other site on the Web is clearly apparent. We also see an interesting geographical … Continue reading

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Library Books per Capita, by State

The Tetherless World Constellation project at RPI mines open government datasets using semantic web technologies. So far, they have developed 45 demos, one of them showing library books per inhabitants of each state in the U.S. Other questions you may … Continue reading

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Visualizing Words and Emotions

Great story by Assma Malik in the Montreal Gazette on the data visualization work of Jonathan Harris. “In 2004, computer scientist and artist Jonathan Harris created a data visualization called WordCount. The interactive presentation shows the 86,800 most popular English … Continue reading

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Draw Your Own Johnny Cash

At the Johnny Cash Project, you can draw a portrait of Johnny Cash which is then integrated with other people’s portraits. Which reminds me that today in 1969, Sesame Street debuted on National Educational Television. Oscar the Grouch: Say! Aren’t … Continue reading

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Exploring Data Trails: Google’s Aaron Koblin

Aaron Koblin’s presentation (1-hour video) at MIT on data visualization. 

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