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A “New Data Epistemology”

May 17, 2015 by


Does visualizing data change the way you think about that data?  I believe it does.  But so does what data we are collecting in the first place.  This will be a lengthy post.  But stick with it.  In the end, I hope to propose what I term the “new data epistemology.”  It is something I […]

Review of Beautiful Visualization: Looking at Data Through the Eyes of Experts

August 1, 2013 by


Edit: You can buy the book off of amazon here: Beautiful Visualization on I just finished reading the excellent book Beautiful Visualization: Looking at Data through the Eyes of Experts, and I have to say, I would highly recommend it for anyone interested in either data visualization or basic data analytics. There are twenty […]

[Repost] Taxonomy vs. iconography in data visualization

October 3, 2011 by


This is a repost from a previous date. During college I worked at the University of Chicago Special Collections, where they keep the old, valuable, and/or particularly noteworthy volumes in the Library’s collection, among other things. It is a very, very cool place (if you are in Chicago, it is definitely a place to see […]

A view from above

July 4, 2011 by


Hey all! I have been pretty busy recently with my new job at the Alamo Colleges, and with a mountain of other projects that I don’t even want to think about right now. Anyway, after a long-ish hiatus due to those work demands, here’s a quick post about something neat I ran across the other […]

Tourists vs. Locals: Photo Edition

February 3, 2011 by


From Eric Fisher, we have an incredible set of maps showing where tourists and locals tend to take pictures. He used Flickr upload histories to determine whether or not a user was a native to an area or just visiting, and then mapped out their shots in different colors for dozens of cities. From what […]