Cool experimental evidence for "the curse of knowledge" in data viz http://visualthinking.psych.northwestern.edu/publications/XiongCurse2019.pdf
“A composer who hears sounds will try to find a notation for sounds. One who has ideas will find one that expresses his ideas, leaving their interpretation free, in confidence that his ideas have been accurately and concisely notated.” Super interesting article from Jason Forrest about Cornelius Cardew’s graphic score "Treatsie".
the d3 meetup in sf last night was awesome! Chatted with a Tableau zen master, met R hero Kent Timelyportfolio, and got a free tote bag. https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-d3-User-Group/
Lois Haibt was the only woman on the IBM FORTRAN development team in the 1970s.
She started there in 1955, before they had a "Programmer" title -- she was "Mathematician". It was two years before the first production-ready compiler would be invented. "Assemblers were fairly new—just getting off the primitive stage."
You can read a very long interview with her at the Engineering and Technology History Wiki: https://ethw.org/Oral-History:Lois_Haibt
Cartographer Vicky Johnson had one of my favorite tumblrs back when. I'm jazzed for her new newsletter, Fun With Maps. https://vicky.substack.com/
first experiments with word balloons https://www.figma.com/file/ugmIgoDN2xEYiZ3usREAFz/word-balloons
Work ↓ http://feed.grantcuster.com/post/20190910T185848165Z Switched from column to row connectors.
tried to make the DVS logo/badge in clojure/maria
playing with vx https://vx-demo.now.sh/gallery
I'm channeling my post visfest mojo into some fun silliness, using a few tricks I picked up in Amelia Wattenberger's SVG workshop https://wattenberger.com/blog/svg
This post by Jiaying Zhao -- from the always fantastic Multiple Views blog -- covers some interesting experiments on how liberals and conservatives read charts on climate change. https://medium.com/multiple-views-visualization-research-explained/how-to-engage-different-audiences-with-the-same-graph-b904eb25e1c9
Just made this fancy time-warped plot of atmospheric CO2 concentration over the past 800,000 years... https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/ct9ifm/oc_co2_concentration_in_atmosphere_over_last/
One conclusion I've drawn from some quick exploratory analysis of this Data Visualization Survey data: I still hate working with survey data!
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