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Children Exploding Out of Stars

 As the worlds of science and illustration continue to show, sometimes non-traditional forms of illustration - the whimsical, the mysterious, the abstract - are the best ways to draw in a new audience to scientific ideas.The book You Are Stardust by author Elin Kelsey and illustrator Soyeon Kim (hey!...

November 15, 2012 — Glendon Mellow

Ka ngaro i te ngaro a te Moa

Strange stories of strange birds and even stranger fossils were coming from the end of the world during the 19th century.The first Europeans spotted New Zealand in 1769 and Captain Cook explored the Northern Island four years later...

November 14, 2012 — David Bressan

Nate Silver and the Ascendance of Expertise

Nate Silver is now a meme (also source of the image on the left). I usually pepper my posts with links, but today I feel lazy, so I listed a bunch of links at the bottom - hours of fascinating reading you can have after you read my post!...

November 14, 2012 — Bora Zivkovic

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 [...]..

STAFFNovember 14, 2012 — Jen Christiansen

Storytelling with Big Data: Thoughts on VISUALIZED

[caption id="attachment_817" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Courtesy of Andy Kirk, visualisingdata.com"] [/caption] 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 that connect with audiences and visualize the human experience." The event certainly delivered on that promise...

STAFFNovember 14, 2012 — Jen Christiansen

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