Category Archives: visualisation

An Argentinean Hackathon

An exciting development in the international data visualisation world is next weeks Hackathon in Buenos Aires. On 13 August the press room of the Tecnopolis science and technology park in Buenos Aires will play host to a day of computer … Continue reading

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Barack Obama at 50 – interactive guide

As Barack Obama begins his ‘relatively modest’ 50th birthday celebrations in Chicago, Garry Blight, an interactive designer working at The Guardian , and Richard Adams, the Guardian’s Washington journalist, have decided to go all out so he  doesn’t have to. Creating this … Continue reading

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Tip: How to Google Docs as a scraper tool

While looking to scrape some data from wikipedia recently I was inspired to do a blog post on how easy this process is when using ready made tools on Google Docs. Wikipedia may not be the most impenetrable of fortresses … Continue reading

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…and one pretty pathetic data visualisation win

Following my completely failure to produce the map of UKUncut actions I had spent hours working towards, I have decided to temporarily sooth my bitterness with something a lot simpler. Below is a simple graph of UKuncut actions over time. … Continue reading

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One ambitious data visualisation fail…

I thought it might be interesting to actually make an interesting visualisation of a current news story. So first I picked my data. UKuncut have obviously been in the news a lot, so I thought it would be interesting to … Continue reading

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How to visualise ( data about ) an orgasm

Whilst I know I may well be in danger of sounding like a high school math teacher in constantly trying to make my subject sound fun, when to so many it patently isn’t, I thought I might as well give … Continue reading

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More on McCandless

Having credited Information is Beautiful author David McCandless with helping make data visualisation popular, I have now stumbled across this interview with him on the Visusalising Data blog. The impression you get from McCandless is encouraging for any slightly feckless … Continue reading

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