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WATCH: David McCandless Talk the Beauty of Data Visualization. “Data is the New Soil”

Here we present to you a delightful TED talk featuring journalist/programmer Davd McCandless.

When David McCandless began speaking of combing the language of the eye with the language of the mind the obvious connection came to us.

“It’s two languages working together at the same time.”

This is something comics readers have known forever. It’s no accident that data visualization works as a simple, yet complex, way to get useful information across efficiently.

Below the jump, some info-graphics featured in the TED Talk that stirred our curiosity.

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In San Francisco: Apple Hyperwall Visualizes App Sales, Channels THE MATRIX & Tetris.

Our eyes are set to graphic visualizations.

Mashable explains:


Here at WWDC in San Francisco, Apple has once again erected a video wall demonstrating the reach of the App Store. It contains 30 synchronized 24-inch LED screens that display the top 50,000 apps as they are being downloaded. In just a few minutes, the entire walls gets filled up with with 10,800 downloaded apps from around the world.

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“This hyperwall is powered by 30 Mac Pro towers with Mac OS X Snow Leopard and EVGA NVIDIA GTX 285 graphics cards. As apps are downloaded from the App Store, their data is coalesced via an XML feed every five minutes. Apps are sorted and scheduled using Cocoa and Objective-C. The data is then passed to an OpenCL kernle, which drives the animation. Quartz Composer brings all the technologies together and renders the final synchonized output using Quartz Composer Visualizer.”

via mashable

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Visualize: Map the BP Oil Disaster to Your Location, Gain Perspective

When descriptions are good enough, what is needed is a little visual perspective. Above you see the output from a Google Maps mashup of the Gulf Oil mayhem relative to our location in the world.

To get your own map, follow the link.

via In Perspective

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