Monday, March 22, 2010

Data visualisations

There seems to be a wave of interest coming right now in data visualisations. There's always so much going on in this field that it's difficult to detect anything out of the norm, but following on from the Pivot show, we had Tim Berners-Lee showing off some great data apps (inc. a beautiful globe demo - http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector#p/u/7/3YcZ3Zqk0a8) at TED, and finally we have the US CTO, Vivek Kundra calling for the US Goverment to encourage / enable the "YouTube" of data (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8576891.stm).

Talking of data, the Guardian have been doing great things releasing their data - expect some good stuff to come around during the election. Check it out here - http://www.guardian.co.uk/data-store

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