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Diversity and Inclusion scholarships for under-represented people including but not limited to "race, gender, identity, accessibility needs, socio-economic status, as well as fields of study/employment/participation.". Pass it along to your friends and co-workers!

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If you write a tutorial, don't cover up all the mistakes you made along the way. Include them in detail!

Reading a success story is nice, but as so often in life, you'll learn so much more from all the mistakes you make, and all the issues you run into... and so will your audience.

Preparing my course on in February at the art academy in Bremen — what are your favorite approaches in the area? Any cool non-standard visualizations (spatial / haptic / sonification…) or interesting angles?

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What's everybody's favorite Photoshop and Illustrator alternatives on Mac OS? Really want to get rid of Creative Cloud by end of the year…

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anyway now I can turn letters into lsystems and grow plantpersands

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If you happen to be in Berlin on Oct 22 (same time as Info+ and IEEE VIS) join us for the Data Stories Listener meetup! Here is the link to sign-up:

I’ll be teaching a dataviz course at an art school in winter. Am thinking about a good theme now.. what do you all think — should I make it about
- cultural analytics,
- crowdsensing or
- climate change?

Or something else?

Love the "delete and re-draft" feature here, btw.

If you are interested in data-driven storytelling, this book might be worth a look (free for another week) — I worked on a pattern collection together with a few other folks, which is available at

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For those in and around Berlin this October and planning to attend InfoPlusConf and/or IEEE VIS, be sure to check out the 1-day speaker lineup at VIS on Monday Oct 22:

The VIS early bird registration deadline is this Friday Sept 7:

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A great way to break global warming down to the local impact: enter your hometown and the year you were born to get your own version of the story

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“It was doing that for an hour before everyone panicked and got me and QA on the phone to fix it. I wrote a quick Python/Fabric script that SSH’d to as many cars as possible at a time to `rm` the file. I’ve got a few hundred stories like this.”

Tesla firmware horrors via @nelson –

Women's pockets are inferior. And The Pudding has data and graphics to prove it → — So well done!

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Looking for weekend readings? Here are 5 texts that sum up my approach:

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NEW POST: A compilation of the best data visualisation related stuff discovered during April 2018

Including these great works by @taylorbaldwin and @amycesal

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