A podcast on data and how it affects our lives
Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner discuss the latest developments in data analytics, visualization and related topics.
Panoptikum.io: Podcast "Data Stories"
Astrophysicist Scott Hughes from MIT plays the sounds of colliding black holes and explains what they mean.
Hey folks, It's time for another project-centric episode, and we finally talk about one of our favorite projects of the year — "Dear Data" by the most fabulous tag team of data illustrators around: Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec. Their year-long project is about how "two women who switched continents get to know each other through the data they draw and send across the pond" and consists of 104 hand–drawn postcards all of which document one week of their lives. How much they cursed, laughed, read, smiled at strangers, … — all of this is documented in inventive, charming and very analogue ways. Learn all about the project — how they started it, what they learned, and how it will live on — in the episode. Links mentioned: Yay for slow data! Reporter app: http://www.reporter-app.com/ Notebook app: http://www.notebooksapp.com/ And read the episode transcript here! Data Stories is brought to you by Qlik, who allow you to explore the hidden relationships within your data that lead to meaningful insights. Check out this fun experiment on the qlik blog: "What Chart are You?". And, make sure to try out Qlik Sense, which you can download for free at www.qlik.de/datastories.
We have economist Max Roser from University of Oxford to talk about his Our World in Data project where he visualizes the social, economic, and environmental history of humanity up to the present day. Our World in Data is a remarkable project that Max started on his own and worked on little by little in his spare time until it evolved into a full website with plenty of interesting data, presentations, and visualizations to to better understand humanity. The nicest thing is that it provides a quite positive picture of the world and about the many ways that we are improving our conditions. Go to the website (http://ourworldindata.org/) and take a look at War and Violence, Poverty, Global Heath, Etc. On the show we talk about how Max started his work; the process behind finding a topic, collecting, and curating the data; and producing these nice visuals that people can easily understand. We also talk about human biases, persuasion, and how Max learned to build web sites and visualizations. Enjoy the show! --- This episode is sponsored by Visualizing Well-Being, the Wikiprogress Data Visualization Contest 2015. Enter the contest to win a trip to Mexico! To find out more, visit the Wikiprogress website (www.wikiprogress.org) or the facebook page or follow @wikiprogress on twitter. --- LINKS Our World in Data - http://ourworldindata.org Some of the projects: War and Peace - http://ourworldindata.org/data/war-peace/war-and-peace-before-1945/ Suicide - http://ourworldindata.org/data/health/suicide/ Violence http://ourworldindata.org/VisualHistoryOf/Violence.html#/title-slide Chartbook of economic inequality Pinker’s Book: Better Angles Of Our Nature Notebook software - Circus Ponies Scott Murray’s D3.js Book Hans Rosling’s Gapminder Presentation Zdenek Hynek - http://www.geographics.cz/