Let’s say you’ve just been convicted of a crime, and a judge is now deciding what your sentence should be. 10 years? 2 years ? Parole? Would this process be less susceptible to bias if an software could review various factors and produce an algorithmically generated recommendation for the judge? Cathy O’Neil’s new book, Weapons of Math Destruction, examines the risks of trusting proprietary software with life-altering decisions. (BR)
If a real world map were made with the number of web domains per country, the United State’s size would change dramatically. Nominet produced a map with each country’s domain represented as land, and .us makes up a very small part of the online world.
The Visualization Driven Rapid Prototyping (VDRP) method is a project management process that enhances collaboration, engineering, and design through the rapid development of exploratory visual models. Continue reading “A Method to the Madness of Project Management: Visualization Driven Rapid Prototyping”
Was it a hit? A mega-hit? An Oscar winner? A big-budget flop? David McCandless presents an interactive exploration of Hollywood films from 2008-2015:
In design, the details matter. Andy Kirk examines “the small decisions that make a big difference towards the good and bad” of information design:
Park locally. Owe globally. Using open data, Ben Wellington of I Quant NY examines the international component in New York City parking.
Data Matters curates this ever-growing stack of intriguing long-form reads on the Issuu publishing platform.
Fiona Romeo‘s Medium post says it all:
We just flipped our own default and shared data for more than 125,000 works from MoMA’s collection on GitHub using Creative Commons Zero (CC0). This data release includes all of the works that have been both accessioned into MoMA’s collection and cataloged in our database. It includes basic data for each work, including title, artist, date made, medium, dimensions, and date acquired by the Museum. The data will be updated periodically with new acquisitions and research.