- Wind Map — beautiful visualization of the winds across America.
- Computer Science for Fun — magazine for beginning students of computing.
- Cheap SDR — software defined radio for as little as $11. (via Slashdot)
- The Missing 20th Century (The Atlantic) — check out those graphs for a glaring hole caused by an overdose of copyright.
ENTRIES TAGGED "visualization"
Wind Viz, CS For Fun, Software Defined Radio, and Copyright's Collateral Damage
Animated Van Gogh-like patterns reveal wind speed over a U.S. map.
This week's visualization comes from data artists Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viegas, who have created an "almost live" interactive wind map of the United States.
A look at the historical accuracy of "Mad Men's" dialogue.
"Mad Men" is praised for its precise attention to historical visuals, but how does its dialogue stack up against text from the 1960s? Ben Schmidt's new visualization explores that question.
ChronoZoom takes timelines to an entirely new level.
ChronoZoom is a tool for visualizing Big History, a field of study that combines multiple disciplines to examine events since the beginning of time.
A new infographic tool, San Francisco upgrades its open data efforts, and decades of Stephen Wolfram's data.
Visual.ly launches an infographic creation tool, San Francisco upgrades its open data initiative, and Stephen Wolfram offers a peek into more than 20 years of his personal data.
RoboTranslation, Basketball Visualization, Distributed Datasets, and UW's Open 3D Printing Lab Reopens
- Microsoft Universal Voice Translator — the promise is that it converts your voice into another language, but the effect is more that it converts your voice into that of Darth You in another language. Still, that’s like complaining that the first Wright Brothers flight didn’t serve peanuts. (via Hacker News)
- Geography of the Basketball Court — fascinating analytics of where NBA shooters make their shots from. Pretty pictures and sweet summaries even if you don’t follow basketball. (via Flowing Data)
- Spark Research — a programming model (“resilient distributed datasets”) for applications that reuse an intermediate result in multiple parallel operations. (via Ben Lorica)
- Opening Up — earlier I covered the problems that University of Washington’s 3D printing lab had with the university’s new IP policy, which prevented them from being as open as they had been. They’ve been granted the ability to distribute their work under Creative Commons license and are taking their place again as a hub of the emerging 3D printing world. (via BoingBoing)
Doug Cutting on Hadoop, Max Gadney on video data graphics, Jeremy Howard on big data and analytics.
Hadoop creator Doug Cutting discussing the similarities between Linux and the big data world, Max Gadney from After the Flood explains the benefits of video data graphics, Kaggle's Jeremy Howard looks at the difference between big data and analytics.
Washington, D.C., parents have a new view of schools and other data related to child welfare.
This week's visualization, the result of a Data Without Borders Datadive, aggregates school performance, child care facilities and other factors relevant to child welfare in Washington, D.C.