posts about or somewhat related to ‘dataviz’

A feature length movie is an amazing dataset. You just need to know how to look at it, and you need the right tools.

For his senior project at the Royal Academy of Arts, Den Haag, Frederic Brodbeck created his own software programs that dissembled video files into their constituent parts. In this way he was able to identify elements such as video, audio, subtitles, as well as gathering information average shot length, motion measuring, color palettes and more. 

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 whole and easily interpreted or compared side by side.

Brilliant, my fine friend. Brilliant.

h/t Motionographer

(Source: cinemetrics.fredericbrodbeck.de)

scribemedia:


This map is the third in a series by meticulous and very creative designer Ripetungi. Like his smaller Googleand Ebay tube maps he broke the companies down into their different industries and then put overlapping stations where two industries meet. Not surprising considering the astounding diversity of Microsoft, Ripetungi says “It was the most hair pulling exercise I have undertaken, however totally rewarding when it came together.”

—Via Visual News 

scribemedia:

This map is the third in a series by meticulous and very creative designer Ripetungi. Like his smaller Googleand Ebay tube maps he broke the companies down into their different industries and then put overlapping stations where two industries meet. Not surprising considering the astounding diversity of Microsoft, Ripetungi says “It was the most hair pulling exercise I have undertaken, however totally rewarding when it came together.”

—Via Visual News 

 
Understanding the Social Mindset of the Internet
“One of the biggest challenges facing businesses today is adjusting to the use of the Internet as a community and conversational tool rather than simply a broadcasting medium. It’s human nature to want to “belong” with other like-minded people. As a result, groups have been forming on the Internet to facilitate this.”

Understanding the Social Mindset of the Internet

One of the biggest challenges facing businesses today is adjusting to the use of the Internet as a community and conversational tool rather than simply a broadcasting medium. It’s human nature to want to “belong” with other like-minded people. As a result, groups have been forming on the Internet to facilitate this.”

Why journalists should learn to love data →

Journalists are notorious for hating anything to do with math. If we’d been any good with numbers, I often joke, we might have chosen a different career. But it’s essential for today’s journalists to get comfortable working with data, and the good news is that more and more of them are. What’s changed?”

What does the Internet look like?

The Map of the Internet is a visual representation of all the networks around the world that are interconnected to form the Internet as we know it today. These include small and large Internet service providers (ISPs), Internet exchange points, university networks, and organization networks such as Facebook and Google. The size of the nodes and the thickness of the lines speak to the size of those particular providers and the network connections in relation to one another.

What does the Internet look like?

The Map of the Internet is a visual representation of all the networks around the world that are interconnected to form the Internet as we know it today. These include small and large Internet service providers (ISPs), Internet exchange points, university networks, and organization networks such as Facebook and Google. The size of the nodes and the thickness of the lines speak to the size of those particular providers and the network connections in relation to one another.

letsomeonepayformystudies:

Is This The Coolest Student Journalist Resume Ever? May be.

letsomeonepayformystudies:

Is This The Coolest Student Journalist Resume Ever? May be.

(Source: jschoolbuzz.com, via )

The World is Obsessed with Facebook:

This visually arresting motiongraphic (accompanied by the musical stylings of RJD2) depicts the world’s love for Facebook, complete with number of friend requests, photos uploads and various other transactions that take place in 20-minutes intervals. 

During New Years Weekend, a record-breaking 750 million photos were uploaded.

As powerful as these numbers are, it’s helpful to remember also that while 1 in every 13 humans on the planet are using Facebook, the company is still far from profitable. It has a lot to do with all those photo uploads, which require acres of server space.

h/t: Jeremy Porter

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Paging ILoveCharts.

Is this video about regenerative braking a data visualization? Is it an infographic? Does it matter?

While the discussion rages about whether infographics have ‘jumped the shark,’ the conversation about just what is an infographic, and what is data visualization is unfolding on answer’s network Quora, and skillfully synthesized by Alex Williams of ReadWriteWeb.

The terms infographic and data visualization are used so interchangeably  that the meaning has become muddied, or even lost. But as storytellers look for engaging, new ways to tell stories, and as our lives generate ever more data, the infographic, er…data visualization, will continue to grow in prominence as a part of the storyteller’s toolkit.

(Source: readwriteweb.com)