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Lynn Cherny
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My article with advice on Data Vis Consulting, with input from many friends. http://blogger.ghostweather.com/2013/11/data-vis-consulting-advice-for-newbies.html
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I did some recreational data analysis on some Guardian data in this blog post (rec'd if you like SciFi&Fantasy like me): http://blogger.ghostweather.com/2012/08/uk-bestsellers-remash-by-genre-and.html
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I never post anymore - but hey. Here's some archaeology.
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The astoundingly beautiful illuminated Liber Floridus (c1100), bestiary & encyclopedia, can be browsed online: http://www.liberfloridus.be/index_eng.html
#Illuminated (via BibiOdyssey)
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My Kindle Fire review... Thumbs up for PDF, some issues with video and especially the touch screen behaviors.
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MoboPlayer seems to have 16:9 and 4:3 stretch/squish modes now. Yay, I don't have to resize 720x480 NTSC.... Still lotta devices finicky about container if you want HW decode of H.264, and it's definitely one of those "format X is superior at everything, but the PS3 refuses to play MP3 or surround audio unless you lie to it and you still have to remux and arrrrrrgh" situations.

In the case of the PS3 it seemed like they were just being jerks. (You can't play a damn MP3 stream unless it's associated with a divx video?) On Android my guess is it's the SoC vendor who builds binary blob drivers in order to meet platform acceptance tests--Google just needs a better test suite, or sub-branding a logo for "Android PLUS Video That Doesn't Suck".
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The PopSci visual archive explorer, developed by PitchInteractiv - I spent a non-trivial amount of time playing with this today, and then digging into the articles. Here's my search for "GHOST."
http://www.popsci.com/content/wordfrequency#ghost
document.domain = "popsci.com"; The Popular Science Archive Explorer In 2009, Popular Science worked with Google to digitize the magazine’s archives back to its inception in 1872, transforming 1,563 i...
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I've started a list for people to share data-vis jobs: https://groups.google.com/group/data-vis-jobs/  Please help spread the news!
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My long-ish take on the #Eyeo conference, which made me think pretty hard this year. My liver is still recovering, too.

http://blogger.ghostweather.com/2012/06/eyeo-2012-processing-my-data-vis-ptsd.html
As an ex-researchy type, I'm used to the papers and speakers at conferences like Infovis, the academic visualization conference that meets during IEEE Visweek; but last week's Eyeo Festival was... dif...
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Truly fascinating.
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This talk by Dr. Vincent Li at #TDC11 was astounding - can anti-angiogenic foods fight cancer?

Research says yes.
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An infovis project from Sunlight Foundation - search for words and context in Congressional Records, plot by party, by state, comparisons... Nice!

http://capitolwords.org/term/psychic/?search=1
Capitol Words explores the most popular words and phrases used by legislators in Washington. Search the data from 1996 to today by state, date or politician.
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Microsoft's Academic Search added a bunch of visualization features and became ridiculously fun... If you do co-author paths, they automatically anchor one end to Paul Erdos :-) So I tried a bunch of friends... Here is +Loren Terveen who is apparently blocked by +Fernando Pereira and other shady types I know ( hey +David McDonald ). There are also co-author and citation graphs...
http://academic.research.microsoft.com/VisualExplorer#175128&1112639
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Aw, I'm disappointed. It did guess some others when I entered substrings, like Jeff Heer == Jeffrey Heer. Shrug.
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Super interesting and coincidental. A little bit more creatures-of-the-deep visual style than Ripples...
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G+ StreamVisualizer: Top 100 people on G+ are shown with their profile photos. G+ users drop off comments at the users' posts. Each flower looking object is a single post. Each dot in the flower is a comment on the post.

See Video Here: http://goo.gl/LlB2j Made weeks before G+ ripple. I hope to release the full extension next week.

The flowers with many white and blue dots around them are from authors who interact highly with their followers, the bare flowers are from authors who simply create a post and don't respond to comments.

The graph is organized by what the people do. For instance, +Matt Cutts is a programmer at Google and is near other programmers. +Robert Scoble is a tech writer and is near other writers. Each of +Matt Cutts' posts branch from a common point.
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  • Adobe Systems
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  • The MathWorks
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I'm @arnicas on twitter (private to reduce spam), and I do consulting for data analysis, data visualization, and UX related to data presentation/interaction.
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  • Stanford University
    Linguistics (phd)
  • University of Cambridge
    Computer Speech and Language Processing (mphil)
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