Monthly Archives: May 2011

Data Friction in Development

My favourite example of publishing is a visualisation shown to us in the Gillian Fuller’s lecture, which shows world development over time. More specifically, it shows the wealth and health of 259 countries from the year 1800 up until 2009. It uses a … Continue reading

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Web 2.0

In David Gauntlett’s video below he talks about his new book, Making is Connecting. He explains the concept of Web 2.0 by comparing it to arts and crafts, in that people are making things rather than simply consuming. Nowadays, people … Continue reading

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The Age of Connection

The invention of the printing press was widely regarded as the most influential event in the second millennium AD, revolutionising the way people conceive and describe the world they live in. Fast forward to the present day or to ‘The … Continue reading

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Visualising Science

In my last post I spoke about how information graphics allow us to present complex data quickly and clearly. This week we were introduced to visualisation in the communication of science. To many, science seems like a foreign language. Pyridinium chlorochromate, phenyl, pyrophoric, … Continue reading

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