Heading home from #Openvisconf, which was really, really good! Hard to identify a common theme or thread but a great summary of what’s going on right now.
My highlights: Shan Carter’s talk on sci comm / distill.pub, @maarten ‘s talk on xerographics, Aaron Williams on mapping segregation in the US.. lots of good for thought.
Also interesting that the big themes of the last years: storytelling and physical/analogue viz were not really discussed (or selected by the committee).
Please take a moment and fill out the 2018 Data Visualization Survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSft5kH866hkyVbxqe8Cl7mJDBLbpy5aWIHmYP5ztdO8RDattg/viewform
Elijah Meeks did this last year, and provide lots of good insights and discussions around the data viz industry
Last day(s) to sign up!
Visualizing Inequalities – SDG DataViz Camp
Monday 28 May – Friday 1 June, Designlab, University of Twente, Netherlands
(from various countries)
guided by expert mentors
will analyze, map, visualize
data on social inequalities
related to gender, income, etc.
Info at: https://utwente.nl/sdg-dataviz-camp
Questions? Mail: <email@example.com>
Registration deadline is:
Before 7 May!
Sign up now via: ▶ https://www.utwente.nl/en/designlab/forms/sdg_participants/
Lots of new members here on vis.social this week. (We are up to 923 in total!)
Where is everyone coming from? (Geographically, but also how did you hear about this place?)
TIL there's a fine line between " catacomb" and "macaron" 😬
I wrote a couple of essays on interaction design and data visualisation. The most recent one — "Strategies for Design-Science Collaboration" — might also be interesting for this community!
I made a quick network visualization of all vis.social users.
Each follower of @scott is a node, each follow relationship is an arrow. The more followers an account has, the bigger it is. Color by modularity, position by ForceAtlas2.
If you want to visualize your own network, my quick python script is here: https://gist.github.com/lucahammer/bb2770114fe734b2c96250ada6df7ca5