5 Predictions about VR Filmmaking in 2016

Filmmaking will change… or has changed, or is changing. It’s not open to debate, it’s more a question of what kind of filmmaking we are interested in, as visual storytelling using technology comes in a wider variety of flavors. Whereas were talking about  transmedia extensively for the past few years, which was about multiple platforms […]
George Pataki Calls his 2016 candidacy quits

Another one bites the dust…how long did it take? (Data Visualization)

Views of money, polls, and PACS In a more traditional election cycle, you might expect that a three-term Republican governor from a traditionally blue state would have a leg up on the competition. A résumé like that shows a willingness to work across party lines, an ability to capture voters on the left and right […]
comedians in cars getting coffee with President Barak Obama

Just tell him you’re the President (Video)

JERRY SEINFELD’S COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE: I couldn’t resist sharing some great visual storytelling here. It might be another “show about nothing”, but Jerry Seinfeld (and his team that created the video) have a compelling way of bringing us into a world and telling a story… FIRST: here’s the promo for the series… it’s […]

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New Esri Book Teaches the Principles of Good Map Design

Mapmakers should always strive to create maps that look great and get their message across clearly and succinctly. According to Esri president Jack Dangermond, more emphasis today needs to be placed on map design, especially on the web. “We need to spend more time designing maps and not just producing them,” Dangermond said at a […]
Carl Jung's Liber Novus - The Red Book

Was Carl Jung a Design Thinker?

Using the Red Book to visualize in 2016 Carl Jung’s personal exploratory work, the Red Book, sat on his desk yet was hidden from public view for over 80 years; it was carefully photographed and published in facsimile (with an English translation and extensively researched notes) in 2009, and though I did get to see […]
Special Delivery from Google - an interactive video

Google Spotlight Stories come to YouTube with interactive 360-degree storytelling

Google is making a #SpecialDelivery with an interactive 360-degree animated work that has special features for certain Android devices, particularly when using Google Cardboard for a full 3D effect. Google made the announcement on their blog yesterday, stating: Today we’re bringing Google Spotlight Stories to YouTube with “Special Delivery,” an original short film made by […]

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Interactive demo platform will help LoRa device manufacturers visualize the Internet of Things

Semtech and myDevices to Build Interactive Demonstration Platform for LoRa® IoT Solutions –Semtech Corporation , a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced a technology partnership with myDevices, an Internet of Things (IoT) solutions company that helps simplify the connected world, to build an interactive IoT demonstration platform using advanced visualization tools. The […]
Star Wars Deadliest Characters Data Visualization

The Star Wars Franchise: From Deadliest Characters to Stormtrooper Kills (DATAVIZ)

After waiting nearly a decade, fans around the world can finally celebrate the opening of Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The newest, 135-minute chapter of the series is already gaining critical acclaim and touting impressive stats: It will be screened in at least 4,100 movie theaters around North America and broke $100 million in […]
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Star Wars-Inspired Free Visual Effects NLE Plugins from FanFilmFX

  FanFilmFX, an offshoot of cinematic plugin developer, Dashwood Cinema Solutions, has announced the availability of its Star Wars©-inspired VFX plugins. With the help of Dashwood developers, super fans and FanFilmFX designers, Alex Dashwood (age 12) and Ben Dashwood (age 10) have developed plugins that pay tribute to the iconic visual effects, emulating lightsabers, blaster […]

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Always Capturing Personal Info, Wearables Are Giant Siphons

“I don’t want to be a traitor to my generation at all but I don’t get how guys dress today. I mean, come on, it looks like they just fell out of bed and put on some baggy pants and take their greasy hair – ew – and cover it up with a backwards cap […]
RendezView. This screenshot shows the user interface layout, design, and functionalities of the RendezView framework. Each cube’s position, dimensions, and color correspond to geospatial, temporal, and/or topic metadata. Additional visualizations include a word cloud, a 2D map to more clearly show geospatial dimensions, and labels displaying the time range of the selected data. The user can click on links between keywords to display geospatial temporal intersections of those keywords on the 3D map. Courtesy Melissa Bica.

Mining social media to manage crises

Human centered computing and crisis informatics provide a window into how humans and our systems perform in a crisis. Melissa Bica has devised a tool to visualize and analyze our social media activity during these crucial moments. SC15 highlights rising talent and cutting edge technology. University of Colorado Boulder student Melissa Bica devises social media analytics […]
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Completely Autonomous Years Away

 “Well, I should probably tell you that I’m taking the bus because I had my driver’s license revoked.” – Annie, “Speed,” 20th Century Fox, 1994 The great thing about living in Silicon Valley is that all of the car companies have advanced technology labs here so you hear about all the new gee-whiz stuff before […]



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