How do we decipher between what is true and what is not without becoming data scientists? How can we use information to make better decisions? Data literacy opens our eyes and enables us to succeed in the digital revolution.
Aris Venetikidis is fascinated by the maps we draw in our minds as we move around a city -- less like street maps, more like schematics or wiring diagrams, abstract images of relationships between places. How can we learn from these mental maps to make better real ones? As a test case, he remakes the notorious Dublin bus map.
David McCandless turns complex data sets, like worldwide military spending, media buzz, and Facebook status updates, into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut -- and it may just change the way we see the world.
Do you like curly fries? Have you Liked them on Facebook? Watch this talk to find out the surprising things Facebook (and others) can guess about you from your random Likes and Shares. Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck explains how this came about, how some applications of the technology are not so cute -- and why she thinks we should return the control of information to its rightful owners.
The podcast about data culture at work, at home, and on the go. Tune in for three weekly episodes that cover everything from the latest in artificial intelligence research to data-driven cultural transformations at work.
Moritz Stefaner, a data visualization specialist, and Enrico Bertini, Associate Professor Learn best practices for data visualization, how to improve data visualization, and how others utilize data visualization. at NYU, run this podcast about everything related to data visualization.
Data Science Central is the industry's online resource for data practitioners. From Statistics to Analytics to Machine Learning to AI, Data Science Central provides a community experience that includes a rich editorial platform, social interaction, forum-based support, plus the latest information on technology, tools, trends, and careers.
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