Archive for the ‘data-visualization’ Category

Building on Tim Bonnemann’s excellent Wordle, and Mark Szpakowski’s suggestion, here’s a first pass at mapping Barack Obama’s speech in Berlin.

The snapshot below displays the top layer of the map. Click anywhere on the image to open and explore the underlying structure—and feel free to log-in and improve the first draft.

In preparing the first draft it has been fascinating to compare the different senses, dimensions and saliencies of the speech that emerge via the different forms and interpretations: video, transcript, Wordle, and map. Let me know what you think below…


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In the same category as Mark’s and Simon’s posts on data visualization, look at this visualization of this raw text. I assume Slate created the visualization by hand but it’s not hard to imagine it being programmatically generating from semi-structured text. (Note: GSm takes no position on political issues.)

[h/t Ellen]

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