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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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Adobe Digital Index for 2015 Holiday Shopping Predictions Worldwide (Infographics)

Adobe has released their Digital Index for 2015 focusing on Holiday Shopping worldwide. Using their Adobe Marketing Cloud (with no reference to Google Analytics or other services for sourcing data), their methodology analyzes data from Adobe Analytics, Adobe Mobile Services and Adobe Social, claiming that their Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday predictions in previous years were […]

First-ever customized, one-of-a-kind 3D Spartan figurines from Halo 5: Guardians.

Customize and 3D Print Your Halo Spartans from Halo 5: Guardians

Customized Spartans from Halo 5: Guardians Now Available on HALOWAYPOINT.COM 3D Systems and Sandboxr team up with 343 Industries to launch the first of its kind 3D printing Digital to Doorstep™ platform for Halo 5: Guardians fans worldwide, in time for the holidays. Utilizing 3D Systems’ full color 3D printing technology on the ProJet® x60 […]
Air Pencil demo with Nils Forsblom, CEO of Adtile www.adtile.me

Adtile Launches New Mobile Creative Tool-The Air Pencil

Inspired by Mili’s Photographs of Picasso’s Light Paintings, Adtile Incorporates its Motion Sensor Technology to Create 3D Art Using an iPhone   Adtile Technologies, a company known for its sensor-enabled Motion Ads, today announced the creation of the Air Pencil, a lightweight Web app that makes it possible to capture free-form motion with an iPhone. […]

DUI Statistics: an Infographic showing body counts

Many infographics use flat icons, simple color palettes, and strong typography. This one, showing DUI statistics, has one of the most clever icons representing death I’ve seen: the bottom of a foot with a tag on the toe, representing a cadaver in the morgue as often seen in crime dramas. What unusual icons have you […]

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Ad Blockers Are Just a Symptom of Bad Marketing

Kids can be such a pain: Mine doesn’t watch TV but he streams a bunch of stuff to his tablet/smartphone  He loves to tell me how Stewart Brand was right at one of the earliest Hackers Conferences – information wants to/needs to be free   He doesn’t like ads, isn’t even influenced by them   […]
Graphicacy is running their 2015 sports-centric data visualization contest

Enter the Major League Data Challenge data visualization contest

Graphicacy will be accepting contest submissions until November 2, 2015. Graphicacy, a creative analytic design firm in Washington, DC, is sponsoring the 2015 Major League Data Challenge, a data visualization contest. This is the first in a series of contests organized by Graphicacy to encourage data visualizations that help users better understand key topics in […]
Unboxing the Bamboo Spark

The Bamboo Spark: A sketchnote tablet that works accurately

The Bamboo Spark bridges the divide between digital sketching software and traditional pen and paper, combining the two in one device. Wacom has created the perfect analog/digital hybrid sketching pad: the Bamboo Spark. Currently available with a single-size live note-taking area but with a few different configurations to sport not just a paper writing pad […]

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