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Geoff McGhee Tooling Up for Digital Humanities SeminarMay 6, 2011
Getting Started with Data Visualization
 
Dealing with Data
 
2003 estimate: 5 exabytes/day* new infoOpen government/transparency movementsE-commerce, electronic record-keepingDigitization of media (photos, music, books...)Remote sensors, RFID tags, POS systemsPlummeting Cost of StorageData formats (XML, JSON, RDF… ), APIsSocial media
Explosion of Electronic Information
* Exabyte = 1 million terabytes
 
Bypass language centers, go direct tothe visual cortexLeverage ability to recognize patterns,visual sense-makingPowerful graphics chips enableanimation, live data processing possible
Dealing with Data
Using the Eye-Brain Connection
Map of New Brainland 
 by Unit Seven via Flickr
The Promise of Data Visualization

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