A beautiful venue, inspiring talks, awesome sketchnotes (thank you, @firstname.lastname@example.org!), meeting lots of new people – what a great, great @email@example.com conference 2019 here in Finland! Thanks for having me, and thanks for the flawless organization. #vk19
NEW POST: The little of visualisation design, part 63: reading assistance http://www.visualisingdata.com/2019/04/the-little-of-visualisation-design-part-63/ #LittleVis
Beehive is like an open-source, self-hosted version of IFTTT.
... and it supports Mastodon!
Check it out: https://github.com/muesli/beehive
The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.
Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.
Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.
One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies) and on the board of Facebook.
I do not recommend using Brave.
Interesting project, open source music:
Note that this isn't just free recordings, but MIDI-style files with individual notes and tracks in a form that can be copied and remixed 👍
It is the source code of music
(via @pendragon )
Props to the Pudding for being brilliant as always: https://pudding.cool/2019/04/text-prediction/
Did you know that Transport for London has an audio guide to its network? If you think you might enjoy having the names of Tube, Overground, DLR and Cable Car stations read to you for three hours, it’s this way: https://soundcloud.com/transportforlondon/sets/tfl-audio-guide-2016
If you’re not a transport geek, maybe the Swedish Ikea catalogue read cover to cover is more your thing? Varsågod: http://ikeasovlinjen.libsyn.com/ikea-katalogen
Two great hackathons are happening this weekend in Germany:
– Berlin: Join me in using elections data to better inform voters: https://datengui.de/en/wahlsalon / by @firstname.lastname@example.org & @email@example.com
– Munich: Design data from cultural institutions: https://www.xing.com/events/coding-vinci-sud-kick-off-2057724 by @firstname.lastname@example.org
Honest assessment of charting mistakes by the Economist https://medium.economist.com/mistakes-weve-drawn-a-few-8cdd8a42d368
It's a great article of the basic principles for the data tables design by Taras Bakusevych.
Data Tables Design
Had a nice train ride from Madrid to Pamplona with Alberto Cairo. We had good discussion about the Data Vis Society, Datawrapper, Flourish, and the good life in Miami. Saw a preview of his new book (https://junkcharts.typepad.com/junk_charts/2019/03/book-preview-how-charts-lie-by-alberto-cairo.html)! But then he fell asleep, recovering from his transatlantic flight..
Amazing narrative video illustration of wealth inequality and a clear explanation of a “wealth tax”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTwPHuE_HrU
Today we are launching Plotly Express, a new high-level Python visualization library! Check out our announcement at https://medium.com/@plotlygraphs/introducing-plotly-express-808df010143d or just watch this show reel of charts each made in a single line of Python:
For those of you who are thinking about diversity, inclusion and representativity in dataviz and what you can do, I wrote a blog post of my experience using an inclusion rider as a speaker at a data-related conference. https://www.chezvoila.com/blog/inclusionrider
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