Scott Murray is a user on vis.social. You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse. If you don't, you can sign up here.

Scott Murray @scott@vis.social

Pinned toot

I’m formulating a plan for inclusion efforts on vis.social, with the goal of making this a more diverse (and therefore more valuable and sustainable) social space.

But… I don't know what I'm doing! Please review and comment to me here, or in the doc:

docs.google.com/document/d/1rR

❤️🙂

Scott Murray boosted

also on the podcast, @scott reflects explicitly and at length about trying to get a more diverse group of users on vis.social, community management, etc.

check it out!

policyviz.com/podcast/episode-

#podcasts

Scott Murray boosted

I've got the one and only @scott on this week's episode of . We talk about vis.social and other great stuff! | policyviz.com/podcast/episode-

Scott Murray boosted

I think Solari boards, like those found in old train stations, are one of the coolest kinds of data visualizations. So I'm making a digital one.

Scott Murray boosted

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

Scott Murray boosted

Just released this 3D interactive data vis that renders all 47K buildings in Manhattan. Figured this would be a good group to share it with!

Best on desktop Chrome! 😬

tbaldw.in/nyc-buildings

Scott Murray boosted

Since interactive visualisations require sophisticated UI/UX development, I got tons of ideas for rethinking our own concepts from Ashwin Kumar's AI in frontend development article on Medium:
bit.ly/2FLMNIO
👍

Scott Murray boosted

Anybody have strong opinions about visualization options for stock market type trading data? I don't want my personal opinions effect potential answers.

Scott Murray boosted

I pulled my playlist data out of spotify a while ago. Here's a chart of each playlist as an interval from when the first and last song were added. Mostly I make playlists and don't update them, but a few, I find new songs to add to years after they started. Y-position doesn't meany anything.

Scott Murray boosted

What can data visualization do for human rights advocacy? My chapter on the promises and pitfalls of data viz cambridge.org/core/product/3FB

Scott Murray boosted

Hey Vis.Social!
I'm trying out Tableau and did a story using the World Happiness Report 2018. I would love your feedback!

Thanks! 🤓

public.tableau.com/views/World

Scott Murray boosted

I'm thinking of buying a map print for my apartment. Any recommendations for who to buy from?

Scott Murray boosted

Why is it always that new social networks first attract programmers and socialists?

Scott Murray boosted

great reference source for chart weirdness xeno.graphics/

Unreal maps by NYT Graphics. “Can You Guess What America Will Look Like in 10,000 Years? A Quiz” nyti.ms/2K0JDiS

Hmmmmm what templating language do you think Southwest uses? Remind me to never use that one. 🤔

Wow, that is a fantastic article — perhaps the clearest news media writing I’ve seen on these large, systemic issues with social media platforms.

So far Reddit has been anathema to me, but now knowing how thoughtful some of the people behind it are (not the people *on* it), maybe I should give it a second look.

“Does free speech mean literally anyone can say anything at any time? Or is it actually more conducive to the free exchange of ideas if we create a platform where women and people of color can say what they want without thousands of people screaming, ‘Fuck you, light yourself on fire, I know where you live’? If your entire answer to that very difficult question is ‘Free speech,’ then, I’m sorry, that tells me that you’re not really paying attention.” —Reddit gen. counsel

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/03

Bloomberg nails the story and, oh, that initial illustration ❤️ bloomberg.com/features/2018-pa

Scott Murray boosted

Mastodon tip: You can reply to your own toots. This won't put your username in the toot, but it /will/ mark your reply as part of a conversation.

Among other things, this makes it easier for others to follow what you're saying, if you're posting multiple toots in succession; all they have to do is click one toot and it'll expand the whole conversation thread.