Andy Kirk Sweats the Details

In design, the details matter. Andy Kirk examines “the small decisions that make a big difference towards the good and bad” of information design:


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Ben Wellington's map of the world based on unpaid NYC parking tickets

Park locally. Owe globally. Using open data, Ben Wellington of I Quant NY examines the international component in New York City parking.

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A Critical Look at the Quantified Self

9780262529129_0 (1)We are our data. In Self Tracking (MIT Press), authors Gina Neff and Dawn Nafus show us how our self-tracked data plays a role in everything from healthcare to social life.

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MoMA releases its collection data


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.