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Videos: Information visualization and statistics in the news: Joy of Stats and Journalism in the Age of Data

January 3rd, 2011 by Marc Smith · No Comments

Two recent videos featured on FlowingData tell the story of information abundance and the need for information visualization to grasp its meaning.

See: http://www.gapminder.org/videos/the-joy-of-stats/ for the recent BBC documentary featuring Professor Hans Rosling and his entertaining presentation of historical changes in world health and wealth statistics over two hundred years.

A related video is Journalism in the Age of Data by Geoff McGhee from the Digital Journalism Program at Stanford University.

Journalism in the Age of Data from Geoff McGhee on Vimeo.

Tags: Metrics · Visualization