BusinessWire: New Open Source Library Makes Data Visualization Attainable for Any JavaScript Developer (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: New Open Source Library Makes Data Visualization Attainable for Any JavaScript Developer (PRESS RELEASE). “Observable, the collaborative data visualization company, today launched the beta version of Observable Plot, an open-source JavaScript library that enables developers to easily create visual representations to explore and interpret data.”

New School News: MS Data Visualization Collaborates with the Smithsonian Museum for Digital Archive Project

New School News: MS Data Visualization Collaborates with the Smithsonian Museum for Digital Archive Project. “What Makes a Buddha. A Manifestation of Masks. Smithsonian Rock Ranger. Gender Tagging. While the titles of these projects, plus many more, might not seem like they have anything to do with each other, they are all in fact explorations and interpretations by Parsons MS Data Visualization students of artistic data published by the Smithsonian Institute’s Open Access Policy.” I found these projects very interesting, but you might need to give them a few minutes to load.

MIT News: When more Covid-19 data doesn’t equal more understanding

MIT News: When more Covid-19 data doesn’t equal more understanding. “Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, charts and graphs have helped communicate information about infection rates, deaths, and vaccinations. In some cases, such visualizations can encourage behaviors that reduce virus transmission, like wearing a mask. Indeed, the pandemic has been hailed as the breakthrough moment for data visualization. But new findings suggest a more complex picture. A study from MIT shows how coronavirus skeptics have marshalled data visualizations online to argue against public health orthodoxy about the benefits of mask mandates.”

Poynter: It’s time for data visualizations to be more inclusive of gender information

Poynter: It’s time for data visualizations to be more inclusive of gender information. “For decades, visualizations that display gender data have promoted a binary mindset, which marginalizes and excludes those who don’t identify as strictly male or female. Nonbinary concepts of gender are becoming more and more accepted, and the distinction between assigned sex and gender is finally being recognized on a societal scale. Our data should reflect this.”

Wired: A Trippy Visualization Charts the Internet’s Growth Since 1997

Wired: A Trippy Visualization Charts the Internet’s Growth Since 1997. “The original Opte was a still image, but the 2021 version is a 10K video with extensive companion stills, using BGP data from University of Oregon’s Route Views project to map the global internet from 1997 to today. [Barrett] Lyon worked on the visualization for months and relied on a number of applications, tools, and scripts to produce it. One is a software package called Large Graph Layout, originally designed to render images of proteins, that attempts hundreds and hundreds of different visual layouts until it finds the most efficient, representative solution.”

New School News: MS Data Visualization Collaborates with the Smithsonian Museum for Digital Archive Project

New School News: MS Data Visualization Collaborates with the Smithsonian Museum for Digital Archive Project. “In the first semester of the MS Data Viz program, students always collaborate with an external data partner in order to explore real-world visualization projects, which in the past has meant partnerships with the UN Poverty Lab and The Met Museum. Recently, the Smithsonian Institute launched their Open Access initiative, releasing 2.8 million images, metadata, and research data sets into the public domain, which made them an ideal partner for the Data Viz program.”

Drawn from music: Art exhibition opens window into composers’ creative process (UChicago News)

UChicago News: Drawn from music: Art exhibition opens window into composers’ creative process. “For composers, drawing a ‘map’ of music can give shape to a new work and articulate its overarching ideas. As evocations of the composer’s intentions—from sweeping curves to stars, birds and brightly-colored dots—such maps capture the ebbs and flows within a musical piece and complement musical scores, serving as guides for performers. MAPS OF FORM, a new exhibition at the University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts, presents a collection of these musical illustrations as works of art in their own right.”

University at Albany: PIRE Researchers Launch New Tool to Visualize Global Climate Change

University at Albany: PIRE Researchers Launch New Tool to Visualize Global Climate Change. “A new tool developed through the University at Albany Visualization and Informatics Lab (AVAIL) is offering an interactive way to view up to two millennium’s worth of paleoclimate data around the globe. The tool, a result of UAlbany’s ongoing $5 million Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) CREATE project funded through the National Science Foundation, includes three visualization maps, all of which are available now to the public.”

New York University: NYU Professor Creates COVID-19 Dashboard to Compare Country and State Data

New York University: NYU Professor Creates COVID-19 Dashboard to Compare Country and State Data. “A new online dashboard, created by NYU Professor Alexej Jerschow, brings together COVID-19 data from U.S. states and countries around the world to compare cases, deaths, vaccines, and testing in a visual, user-friendly format. The tool also integrates a range of policies governments have implemented to limit the spread of COVID-19—including school closings, stay-at-home orders, and mask mandates—in an effort to compare policy responses with COVID-19 outcomes.”

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: Snapshot Wisconsin’s Data Dashboard Now Open To The Public

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: Snapshot Wisconsin’s Data Dashboard Now Open To The Public. “Snapshot Wisconsin, one of the Department of Natural Resources’ largest citizen science projects, opened its new data visualization tool to the public today. data dashboard is a new tool that lets the public interact with data collected from approximately 2,000 cameras spread across the state to monitor wildlife.”

PR Newswire: FileUnemployment. org Launches ‘DataView’- A Comprehensive Unemployment Database (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: FileUnemployment. org Launches ‘DataView’- A Comprehensive Unemployment Database (PRESS RELEASE). “FileUnemployment.org has further expanded its footprint as a reputable unemployment database by unveiling DataViewTM, a graphical representation of numerical data on US unemployment. Various sets of databases are presented in an attractive graphical format that’s easy to conceptualize. There are also interpretations of the most important trends for the less numerically inclined.”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia revamps virus maps, charts that critics said were confusing

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia revamps virus maps, charts that critics said were confusing. “The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) said on Tuesday it revamped its coronavirus website to make maps and charts easier to read and use. The changes follow complaints about poor design of maps and charts by the public, independent health experts and some in the media.”