Nerd Nite 20: Beauty in Data

Nerd Nite 20: Beauty in Data

For a video of this talk see here:
https://vimeo.com/78773806

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James Davenport

July 15, 2014
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    What is Data? Datum: 
 A piece of information, fact,

    quantity, statistic, a premise from which to drawn an assumption
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    Data impacts your  everyday life! • newspapers, maps, phones,

    groceries, prices • traffic flow, weather, airline flights • elections, war, funding, NSA • ABV of your drink
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    Data Visualization: Important and Cool • Not all data science

    is visualization • Enables unique insight in to data (especially big data)
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    Data Art 4 hours using Eclipse, traced with IOGraph “14

    Billions” (2010) by Tomás Saraceno
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    2010 2011 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2004 2003
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    • Data makes us think, reflect, contemplate • Obvious visual

    appeal • Data seems more honest/objective • These effects are driving the growing 
 hunger for data! Why I think There’s Beauty in Data Data Analysis Art Science
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    hey girl... in case you’ve been waiting to make this

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