Norse – IPViking Live
Watch all sorts of IP attacks live- pretty inspiring dataviz creation.
That Study Never Happened | ThinkThankThunk
“If we’ve let the fickleness of history and public policy describe the bizarre set of standards (looking at you, Math) and therefore the metrics that we’ll measure all students against, you’ll end up with a system designed for those metrics.
Instead, if you define your own measures, and actually study longitudinally their validity, we’ll end up in a place where perhaps we’ll value the emotional-intelligence development of a teenager above their ability to comply with outdated curricula. Maybe we’ll come to value the nuance of entrepreneurial thought opposed to attempting to cram a line of reasoning they stole wholesale from Reddit into five paragraphs 20 minutes before the paper is due.
What If the Data Visualization Is Actually People? – Learning – Source: An OpenNews project
“Losing the graphics made sense to all of us on the project. What worked best for the story won out, as it should. We didn’t need graphics for the sake of graphics, especially graphics that weren’t working in service of the piece. And photos, while not numbers, are also data in their own right. My own internal calculus, data = charts, was based on habit and that habit had become like armor over time, I put it on without thinking before trudging off to battle. So now, at the outset of each project, I’m working on learning to be really honest with myself each time I sort through a set of statistics; “What does the reader really need here?” Not, “What cool thing can I do with these data?”
At Cambridge’s New “Le Laboratoire,” Art + Science = Innovation
““This is a musical experience, a meditational concentration experience,” says Tod Machover, composer and inventor at the MIT Media Lab. He created Vocal Vibrations with architect and designer Neri Oxman and with the help of Al Grodzinsky, a bioengineer at MIT and an expert in biological tissue.
How Brainless Slime Molds Redefine Intelligence [Video] – Scientific American
“They are slime molds: gelatinous amoebae that have little to do with the kinds of fungal mold that ruin sourdough and pumpernickel. Biologists currently classify slime molds as protists, a taxonomic group reserved for “everything we don’t really understand,” says Chris Reid of the University of Sydney.”
The New York Times Accidentally Invented a New Country, and the Internet’s in Love | Adweek
“Sometimes a mistake is so embarrassing, it cycles all the away around the shame circle and becomes kind of awesome.
Today’s case in point: Kyrzbekistan, a country accidentally invented by a New York Times piece that meant to reference the Central Asian nation Kyrgyzstan.”
A D3 art animation a day . . . I need to get on something like this.
A dreadful start on Twitter: “They’re here. Oh god! They’ve found you! Run: @wnd_run Hide: @wnd_hide”
Choose your own adventure game on Twitter.
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