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Storytelling with Big Data: Thoughts on VISUALIZED

Courtesy of Andy Kirk, visualisingdata.com

As an attendee at the inaugural VISUALIZED conference last week in New York City, I was ready to experience, as the website described, “an inspiring two-day gathering with the brightest minds and social innovators from around the world who are changing how we understand and interact with data; and gain insight into designing data-driven narratives [...]

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Observations

Best Quote Ever on Pop Psychology Perils: Why We’re All Just Self-Delusion Machines

This is a quote from a 2009 TED talk by Tyler Cowen, a George Mason economist and a New York Times columnist. I found it via a recent Why We Reason blog. Maybe you’ve all seen it. But even if you have, it bears repeating. I want to print it and frame it. (Read the [...]

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Storytelling with Big Data: Thoughts on VISUALIZED

As an attendee at the inaugural VISUALIZED conference last week in New York City, I was ready to experience, as the website described, “an inspiring two-day gathering with the brightest minds and social innovators from around the world who are changing how we understand and interact with data; and gain insight into designing data-driven narratives [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

When Animals Act Like People in Stories, Kids Can’t Learn

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“Yum, these grass and plants are delicious!” Mother cavy thinks as she eats her breakfast. “I will feed some to my baby cavies too!” she says. The baby cavies love to play in the grass! But they’ve gotten all dirty! “Time for your bath,” Mother cavy says. Mother cavy and her babies like to spend [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Marie Curie, Theater, and Science Communication: An Interview with Alan Alda

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I grew up watching M*A*S*H reruns with my dad, so even early in life, Alan Alda, who played Dr. Hawkeye Pierce throughout the show’s eleven seasons, was a familiar name and face. You might also recognize him from TV shows like The West Wing or movies like Murder at 1600. What you might not know [...]

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