Big data, art, and order
"David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization"
"... turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections."
Mines the complex problems created by the massive, powerful data collection now available through technology, suggesting that the data is only made useful by design.
Notes that big data is chaotic, but through order and design, it is made useful in an artistic way that enables users to take action upon the information rather than being frozen by disorder.
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