Landscaping information… the « billion dollar-o-gram »

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Great Ted video by David McCandless on how to deal with "data glut" by using our eyes more, seeing patterns and connections that make sense…  plus "it looks really cool!"  By creating landscapes, or maps, of information, hidden patterns are teased out and visual phenomena when analyzed reveal some truly remarkable meanings…  "Data is the new soil"… but one has to ask the right questions!  I guess that's where visual facilitation comes in!

Of course, one has to consider the fact that methods of taking complex data and turning it into graphics is a bit of a mystery to most of us. How far can one trust these beautiful images and what they show us?  

Below, a chart by David McCandless on evidence for efficacy of health supplements… 

Health_supplements David McCandless

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