Best of the visualisation web… August 2011

At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking articles I’ve come across during the previous month. If you follow me on Twitter – and now Google+ too – you will see many of these items tweeted as soon as I find them. Here’s the latest collection from August 2011:

All Things D | Vizualize.me Aims to Shake Up the Resume With Data Beautification

Datalicious | Australian Census data visualised with new Tableau 6.1 dark maps feature reveals a severe man drought

Datavisualization.ch | 2011 MTV #VMA Twitter Tracker

Derek Watkins | Posted: Visualizing US expansion through post offices

Design Mind | The Never-Ending Story – Artist Jonathan Harris’s new digital platform aims to help people find a signal amid social media noise.

The Statistics Forum | [Round 1...] Robert Kosara’s Infovis example illustrates the Chris Rock effect…

Eager Eyes | [Round 2...] Information Visualization vs. Statistical Graphics

Andrew Gelman | [Round 3...] Infovis, infographics, and data visualization: Where I’m coming from, and where I’d like to go

Design Process | In this post, I will discuss the similarities between infographics and data visualizations, the differences as well as why it may or may not matter to really understand the distinction.

Eager Eyes | Above All, Do No Harm!

Well-Formed Data | On the role of bacon in visualzation

Fell In Love With Data | The Data Visualization Beginner’s Toolkit #2: Visualization Tools

Flowing Data | Generic terms for streams mapped

Jonathan Stray | Visualizing communities

Drawar | Laws of Simplicity – Law 5: Differences

Flowing Data | Google Map Maker edits in real-time

Pentagram | Inside The New York Times Building

Processing.js | Processing.js 1.3.0 is released

O’Reilly Radar | The nexus of data, art and science is where the interesting stuff happens

Temple of the Seven Golden Camels | They Come for the Frosting but They Remember the Cake

Sexperience Channel 4 | Welcome to The Sexperience 1000, an interactive journey through the sexual experiences and preferences of one thousand British individuals

O’Reilly Radar | Data science is a pipeline between academic disciplines

The Monkey Cage | Does blogging help your professional reputation?

422.com | Britain from Above

ABC News | Australia, a nation transformed

BBC News | 3G mobile data network crowd-sourcing survey by BBC News

The Computus Engine | Links to Temporal visualisation

Design Council | A profile of Margaret Calvert, designer of the UK’s road signing system

Digital Arts | Illustration by numbers: an in-depth guide to creating infographics

Flickr | A History of the War

ONS | Interactive Content from Office for National Statistics

Perceptual Edge | Dyslexics Could Be Our Most Talented Data Visualizers

University of Chicago Press | On this site the University of Chicago Press is pleased to present the first two volumes of the History of Cartography in PDF format

Smart Planet | The secrets to successful data visualization

Visual Complexity | Functional Beauty

Visualizing.org | Visualizing Marathon – A global series of 24-hour student data visualization competitions

Visualizing.org | Q&A with Wes Grubbs

Drawar | Laws of Simplicity – Law 5: Differences

Gizmodo | Watch The Virginia Earthquake Spread Across Twitter

YouTube | Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories

Fast Co Design | Adobe Muse Lets You Design Websites Without Knowing Code

Infosthetics | Cinemetrics: Visualizing Movies

vis4.net/labs | Gregor Aisch’s portfolio

Imp Awards | Movie posters gallery

Fast Co Design | How 3M Gave Everyone Days Off and Created an Innovation Dynamo

Jerome Cukier | From protovis to d3

Jerome Cukier | d3: adding stuff. And, oh, understanding selections

Jerome Cukier | d3: scales, and color.

Dataist | Campaign funding times two

Wired | Thermal imaging can be used to steal PIN numbers

O’Reilly Radar | Visualizing hunger in the Horn of Africa

CNN Defining America | Explore the country by the numbers

The Guardian | Food is the ultimate security need, new map shows

New York Times | The New York Times hurricane tracker

MSNBC | The MSNBC hurricane tracker from Stamen