There's a new "data visualization society" slack channel. Not sure what it's about, and I'm reluctant to join another crowded Slack. Slack isn't a good medium for group discussions, I think...

Wow. Datashader is really quite something. Seven million points plotted in seconds.


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There's a lot of spam in the local timeline here... Is there any way to block it en masse that anyone has found?

May as well start with a bit of

I got annoyed at using our weird system --> 24:60:60, so I made a clock face. It is currently 78.7655% of the way through the day, or around six minutes to seven in old money. I still feel like a four year old trying to read this.

Crayola had a line of tech-themed crayons in 1997 called "Techno-Brite"

1984: We can't talk here, they might have bugs to wiretap us.

2018: Bug, order me some pizza!

Hey folks. A publication I work for is currently commissioning short pieces of data journalism. 

They should be less than 1000w, and about interesting things happening in the world at the intersection of science, technology and culture. It’ll go in our newsletter, so no interactives but images are fine. We can pay £250/$300 for each one, but get your skates on because we need them within the next two weeks. Email with a pitch if you're interested.

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Been playing around with Observable, and I had a go at replicating a lovely bit of computer art I saw in Paris last week:

Hello everyone at OpenVisConf18 in Paris! I basically don't know anyone, so feel free to say hi if you see me wandering around. Would love to meet some new friends :)

Please take a moment and fill out the 2018 Data Visualization Survey:

Elijah Meeks did this last year, and provide lots of good insights and discussions around the data viz industry

“Design for an Audience”

A+ talk, featuring years of superlative work, by @13pt. Thanks, Jonathan, for so often documenting your presentations online.

Interesting chart from Washington Post, a circle beeswarm, with circle packing within each parent node.

I haven't tried it yet, but RStudio just rolled out experimental support for previewing D3 scripts. R to D3 is a pretty scary bridge that I haven't fully made it across, but the r2d3 package looks like it makes the journey a lot easier.

Would you kind folks mind helping me track down a viz that I remember seeing, but can't find now? 

It was a bubble chart showing different diseases, but each bubble was decorated so they look like the actual pathogen - the bug, or virus, or bacteria that causes it. Does that sound familiar to anyone?

My second-ever data visualisation is live! It's about the world's endangered languages. Any feedback from you seasoned pros would be very welcome :)

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