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February 19 2014

February 10 2014

Four short links: 10 February 2014

  1. Bruce Sterling at transmediale 2014 (YouTube) — “if it works, it’s already obsolete.” Sterling does a great job of capturing the current time: spies in your Internet, lost trust with the BigCos, the impermanence of status quo, the need to create. (via BoingBoing)
  2. No-one Should Fork Android (Ars Technica) — this article is bang on. Google Mobile Services (the Play functionality) is closed-source, what makes Android more than a bare-metal OS, and is where G is focusing its development. Google’s Android team treats openness like a bug and routes around it.
  3. Data Pipelines (Hakkalabs) — interesting overview of the data pipelines of Stripe, Tapad, Etsy, and Square.
  4. Visualising Salesforce Data in Minecraft — would almost make me look forward to using Salesforce. Almost.
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November 06 2013

*Sketching Guantánamo* ❝Janet_Hamlin has been covering Guantánamo for seven years, making more…

Sketching #Guantánamo

#Janet_Hamlin has been covering Guantánamo for seven years, making more than 25 trips to the prison. Her work provides a rare and unique view into the controversial military commissions proceedings - and the only view of the small number of detainees charged with crimes (of the 164 prisoners that remain at Guantánamo, only six face formal charges). Sketching Guantánamo, a compilation of her work with accompanying essays, just hit the shelves. The artist exchanged ideas and answered questions last week over the phone and Gmail Chat conversations.

#dessin #visualisation #carte

cc @albertocampiphoto

October 22 2013

Four short links: 22 October 2013

  1. Sir Trevor — nice rich-text editing. Interesting how Markdown has become the way to store formatted text without storing HTML (and thus exposing the CSRF-inducing HTML-escaping stuckfastrophe).
  2. Slate for Excel — visualising spreadsheet structure. I’d be surprised if it took MSFT or Goog 30 days to acquire them.
  3. Project Shield — Google project to protect against DDoSes.
  4. Digital Attack Map — DDoS attacks going on around the world. (via Jim Stogdill)

October 19 2013

October 18 2013

*The Historic Scale of Syria's Refugee Crisis* ❝The Syrian refugee crisis has exploded from about…

The Historic Scale of Syria’s Refugee Crisis

The Syrian refugee crisis has exploded from about 270,000 people a year ago to today’s tally of more than two million who have fled the country. The pace of the diaspora has been characterized by the United Nations as the worst since the Rwandan genocide in 1994. In addition, an estimated 4.25 million Syrians have been displaced within their country, bringing the total number forced into flight to more than six million.

#Syrie #réfugié #photo #photographie #photoreportage #asile #carte #cartographie #visualisation

September 17 2013

Economic history : Did living standards improve during the Industrial Revolution ? | The Economist

Economic history: Did living standards improve during the Industrial Revolution? | The Economist

Did living standards improve during the Industrial Revolution?
Sep 13th 2013, 13:43 by C.W. | LONDON

AS WE showed in a previous blog post, Europe went through a period of astonishing growth after about 1760. The level of income that Europe has today could not have been reached without the Industrial Revolution.

In fact, people often refer to two revolutions (though historians bicker about terminology). The First Industrial Revolution was about the introduction of machines, often powered with water or steam. It lasted from roughly 1760 to 1850. The Second Industrial Revolution used more advanced technologies, such as the internal combustion engine and electricity. It lasted from roughly 1850 to 1910.

We know that the Industrial Revolution made Europe rich. But what was it like to live through it? Britain has the most complete historical records when it comes to this kind of thing, so this post will focus on that country.

#royaime-uni #histoire #économie #révolution_industrielle #visualisation

September 13 2013

Sky Arts Ignition : Memory Palace - About the Exhibition - Victoria and Albert Museum

Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace - About the Exhibition - Victoria and Albert Museum

18 June – 20 October 2013

Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace brings together a new work of fiction by the author Hari Kunzru with 20 original commissions from leading graphic designers, illustrators and typographers to create a multidimensional story.

The way we read books is changing. Memory Palace explores how a story might be imagined in a different format – as a walk-in book.
The Story

Hari Kunzru’s story is set in a future London, hundreds of years after the world’s information infrastructure was wiped out by an immense magnetic storm. Technology and knowledge have been lost, and a dark age prevails. Nature has taken over the ruins of the old city and power has been seized by a group who enforce a life of extreme simplicity on all citizens. Recording, writing, collecting and art are outlawed.

The narrator of the story is in prison. He is accused of being a member of a banned sect, who has revived the ancient ‘art of memory’. They try to remember as much of the past as they can in a future where forgetting has been official policy for generations. The narrator uses his prison cell as his ‘memory palace’, the location for the things he has remembered: corrupted fragments and misunderstood details of things we may recognise from our time. He clings to his belief that without memory, civilisation is doomed.
The Commissions

The chosen practitioners work across a variety of fields, from comics and editorial illustration to advertising and typography. The broad selection of contributors demonstrates the exceptionally diverse and expanding worlds of contemporary graphic design and illustration.

Kunzru’s story is written in a series of short passages that move in a non-linear way through the dystopian world he created. Each of the designers and illustrators worked on a different passage of text from the story, responding freely to the text. The resulting commissions vary dramatically in scale and format, from intricate hand-drawn works to large three-dimensional environments.

#art #visualisation #graphisme

Francesco Franchi Je découvre grâce à un billet de Michael cet infographiste très intéressant. Il…

Francesco Franchi

Je découvre grâce à un billet de Michael cet infographiste très intéressant. Il vient de sortir un livre


Editorial and information visual designer.

Since 2008, I’m the art director at IL, the monthly magazine of Il Sole 24 ORE. Before that, I worked for five years as a senior designer at Leftloft, a Milan based design studio, dealing with communication design, editorial projects and infographics. I hold a Bachelor in Industrial Design from Politecnico di Milano, where I graduated in 2004. In 2005, I took specialized classes in Communication Design at the London Metropolitan University. In 2007, I graduated cum laude at Politecnico di Milano, where I gained a Master degree in Industrial Design. My thesis focuses on newspaper design, and suggests a new design paradigm for the redesign of a newspaper. I’m professional journalist since 2010. I’m member of The Society of Publication Designer and professional member of AIAP, the Italian Council of Communication Design.

Voir aussi :

Une présentation du nouveau livre

#visualisation #cartographie #infographie

Population Lines Print |

Population Lines Print |

I recently produced a map entitled “Population Lines”, which shows population density by latitude. The aim was to achieve a simple and fresh perspective on these well-known data. I have labelled a few key cities for orientation purposes but I’ve left off most of the conventional cartographical adornments. I am really pleased with the end result not least because it resembles Joy Division’s iconic Unknown Pleasures album cover, which in itself is a great example of data visualisation as art.

#cartographie #visualisation

September 08 2013

« Nazi needs russian resources » Daily chart : As a datum speaketh | The Economist

« Nazi needs russian resources »

Daily chart : As a datum speaketh | The Economist

As a datum speaketh Sep 2nd 2013, 17:16 by K.N.C., P.B. AND P.K.

Notable infographics from The Economist’s archive

EXACTLY 170 years ago today issue No. 1 of The Economist appeared. Data were at the heart of the 16-page publication, part of the nascent fad of applying quantification and basic statistics to understand the political economy and much else. The front page was replete with a table of figures—called an “annexed tabular history”. And so it went for decades: the paper was stuffed with numbers. But there was a bias against infographics, as if visually representing data were for dilettantes. This is especially odd considering that the time-series, line graph and pie chart were created around 1800 and by mid-century used by everyone from the British Army to the Guardian newspaper to make sense of that era’s big data. Only in the 1930s did this newspaper begin to embrace charts as a way to present information—and then, only cautiously. What follows is a slideshow of infographics from past issues dating back to the first.

#cartographie #visualisation #Economist #histoire #infographie #nazi

September 07 2013

September 05 2013



Encore un truc génial comme seuls les gens « d’échelle inconnue » savent en faire.

La Carte n’est pas le monde mais un regard particulier porté sur lui.

L’objectif du cartographe est-il de produire une image du monde, ou un monde à l’image de la carte ? En effet, la carte moderne donne à voir une image du monde où rien n’échappe au regard, où est exclu tout lieu secret ou caché. C’est pourquoi cette carte est totalisante. Elle se charge de regrouper l’ensemble de toutes les données possibles en une représentation neutre, globale et exhaustive. Elle est le véhicule d’une certaine représentation ou idée du monde dans laquelle chaque groupe, chaque société dicte ses propres codes qui traduisent de façon précise son orientation culturelle ou politique. La carte géographique n’est donc pas l’unique version correcte du monde mais une des versions possibles. Malgré son apparente objectivité, la carte est avant tout un regard particulier sur le monde, ce qui invite à relativiser la réalité cartographique. Pourtant, en retraçant tous les parcours effectués et en les organisant de façon claire selon un code compréhensible, la carte peut prétendre être un outil efficace pour reconstruire la réalité du monde représenté. Cependant, en rassemblant tous les chemins possibles, la carte banalise l’importance de chacun de ces itinéraires en une trace codifiée. La carte semble vouloir rassembler des éléments issus d’expériences d’origines disparates pour former un tableau du savoir géographique. Or sa neutralité apparente nous masque l’expérience des hommes par qui elle est née, et ne laisse pas non plus imaginer l’expérience des hommes qui l’utiliseront. Elle reste une image figée entre deux actions : faire la carte et utiliser la carte. Les descripteurs de parcours ont disparu ! D’un premier souci d’ordonner le désordre naturel et son hétérogénéité, la carte en vient à organiser et à donner l’ordre du monde. Pourtant la réalité est multiple. Actuellement la représentation cartographique tend à n’être qu’une réduction arbitraire faisant de la ville une surface délimitée, par des signes arbitraires, des pleins et des vides, des noirs et des blancs : triomphe du trait, du compartimentage.

#cartographie #visualisation #perception

September 03 2013

Un petit coup de promotion pour la boite verte qui n'en a pas besoin, mais moi j'aime beaucoup…

Un petit coup de promotion pour la boite verte qui n’en a pas besoin, mais moi j’aime beaucoup cette initiative très rafraichissante, qui mêle rêve et réalité, qui sème ce qu’il faut de confusion pour inciter notre imagination à imaginer encore plus.

A consumer sans restriction. Quelques exemples

Carte mondiale de la couleur des boites à lettres - La boite verte

Les mini-immeubles d’Evol - La boite verte

Architectures recomposés - La boite verte

Des paysages recomposés - La boite verte

En 1900, des cartes postales imaginent l’an 2000 - La boite verte

L’an 2000 imaginé en 1910 - La boite verte

Des immeubles isolés -

#photographie #cartographie #art #architecture #représentation #visualisation #imaginaire

August 30 2013

Guide du datajournalisme

Guide du #datajournalisme

Le Guide du datajournalisme est une œuvre inachevée. Si vous relevez quoi que ce soit qui manque ou qui devrait être modifié, veuillez nous le signaler pour la prochaine version. (...)
En adaptant le Datajournalism Handbook en français, nous avons donné la parole à celles et à ceux qui innovent dans le journalisme francophone. Ils apportent des éclairages locaux qui montrent qu’il est possible de faire du journalisme autrement

(version #git :
#visualisation #cartographie #R #excel #google_refine etc

August 29 2013

Home and Away : Iraq and Afghanistan War Casualties -

Home and Away : Iraq and Afghanistan War Casualties -

Cette infographie a reçu le 2012 award du site « information is biutiful »

Déjà signalé ici
par @odilon

C’est techniquement bien fait, je suis d’accord, une exploitation efficace de la base de données, mais sur le fond, je ne sais pas quoi en penser. Ou alors c’est très incomplet (photo et nom de chaque soldat de la coalition tombés au combat), et ça provoque un gros malaise : il faudrait en plus cartographier les morts civils. Ils sont mentionnés en introduction (more than 8 000 soldiers died in Irak and Afghanistan and thousands of civilians. ça sera la seule mention.

#visualisation #infographie #irak #afghanistan #cartographie #états-unis

*Ten charts show how the U.S. has changed for the better since MLK's speech* ❝Earlier today, to…

Ten charts show how the U.S. has changed for the better since MLK’s speech

Earlier today, to mark the 50th anniversary of #Martin_Luther_King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, we posted a series of charts showing that the economic gap between whites and blacks hasn’t really narrowed over the last 50 years. In some cases — like the wealth gap — it’s actually widened.

Yet by other metrics, there has been a striking amount of racial progress in the United States since 1963. That’s worth noting too:

#USA #visualisation #graphiques

August 28 2013

Corée du Nord Agriculture

Corée du Nord Agriculture

Du bon usage des graphiques en Corée du Nord pour évaluer les résultats agricoles (sauf que là, leur graphique ne monte pas beaucoup et du coup certains ont du le sentir passer)

#corée_du_nord #visualisation #image

In search of food deserts

In search of food deserts

Très esthétique et assez efficace...

Last time I looked at where major grocery stores are across the United States. Where you shop for groceries changes depending on what region you live in, but hunger and nutrition carries less variance. It’s important that everyone has access to healthy food options, so I looked at the data, this time from Google and from a different angle. Instead of where stores are, I looked at how far away the nearest grocery store is.

The map above shows a sample of locations across the country, and line length represents distance to the nearest store. For example, in areas with a lot of lines headed to one spot is an area with fewer grocery stores. In contrast, mostly small line segments mean more grocery stores, and therefore less distance to travel to buy groceries.

#cartographie #infographie #visualisation #base_de_données #statistiques

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