Bankruptcy by the Books: Visualizing Bankruptcy at the Seattle Public Library Between 2005 and 2010, use of the Seattle Public Library and guide books on personal law and bankruptcy reflect the financial instability and crisis throughout the United States. Do the transactions at the Seattle Public Library reflect the financial [...]
Divided Edge Bundling is a technique that takes a node-link graph diagram and visually simplifies it without the viewer losing the ability to identify directional patterns. http://selassid.github.com/DividedEdgeBundling/
Cinemetrics is about measuring and visualizing movie data, in order to reveal the characteristics of films and to create a visual “fingerprint” for them. Information such as the editing structure, color, speech or motion are extracted, analyzed and transformed into graphic representations so that movies can be seen as a [...]
NYC Open Data About NYC Open Data NYC Open Data makes the wealth of public data generated by various New York City agencies and other City organizations available for public use. As part of an initiative to improve the accessibility, transparency, and accountability of City government, this catalog offers access [...]
Here’s a new iteration on my Seattle library project. Here’s an earlier iteration and general information about this project. The visualization still has a ways to go, but I’ve established a clean foundation of code to drive it.
As I discussed in my post Digging for Bankruptcy, I have been exploring data from the Seattle public library. I’m looking at how the books checked out reflect the financial crisis over the past half-dozen years. I created a quick test, connecting Processing to the database of transactions to build [...]
Étienne-Jules Marey, chronophotographer extraordinaire. More information.
I’m digging through historical records from the Seattle Public Library for information that reflects the financial crisis. It’s an exercise to learn about data mining and mySQL databases, but also a fascinating look at tiny footprints left behind during a global crisis. I began by searching for titles related to [...]
The Information is Beautiful Awards — Celebrating Excellence in Data Visualation http://www.informationisbeautifulawards.com/2011/09/premiere-challenge/ $3,000 in prizes. They provide the data, you provide the design. They say: We’d like you to visualise this data on the Earth’s non-renewable resources. Stuff like tin, aluminium, gold, coal, oil – the stuff that we can’t [...]
Digging a little deeper into Processing, I merged a demonstration map with the ControlP5 GUI library. The map demo grabbed data from a simple file (.tsv) and rendered it on a US map. I added a second column of data associated with each state and then used an interactive slider from ControlP5 [...]
Reflections – 3 readings on Data Visualizations The Eyes Have It – Ben Shneiderman Schneider provides a good framework to consider while creating a visualization. While the terms are more dry and mechanical than the visualizations we hope to make, they offer a useful set of building blocks. For interactive [...]
Notes from Chapter 1 of Visualizing Data by Ben Fry “We don’t view books as long abstract sequences of words, yet when it comes to information, we’re often so taken with the enormity of the information and the low-level abstractions used to store it that the narrative is lost.” Identify [...]
Accorinding to Richard Saul Wurman‘s Information Anxiety, The New York Times on an average Sunday contains more information than a Renaissance-era person had access to in his entire lifetime. He may base this on a narrow view of what constitutes information, but the scale of your Daily Data Renaissance is no [...]
Data visualizations and browsers are usually organized around the problems users are trying to solve and tasks they wish to perform. More technically speaking, these require one or a combination of seven data-types: 1-, 2-, 3-dimensional data, temporal and multi-dimensional data, and tree and network data. The commons tasks a user might [...]
Engineers prefer pure signal while artists are more interested in noise. Noise increases the complexity of communication. Noise requires a more finely tuned receiver. This necessity can ultimately (and paradoxically) improve communication.