We have another great guest on the show. Dietmar Offenhuber visits us to talk about smart cities and visualizing data coming from cities.
Dietmar has an interesting background. He has a background in architecture with a Dipl. Ing. from the Technical University Vienna and then he got a MS in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab and a PhD in Urban Planning from MIT. He’s also been a key researcher at Ars Electronica Futurelab.
Now he is an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in the departments of Art + Design and Public Policy, where he does research on the technological and social aspects of smart cities and urban governance.
In the show we talk about many of his super interesting projects such as Wegzeit (timespace visualizations of LA) and Trash Track (on tracking and visualizing where garbage goes), and interesting concepts such as Accountability Technologies and Infrastructure Legibility. We also talk about the future of smart cities and what we should expect to get our of smart cities.
Enjoy the show!
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Ah! We made it to 50 episodes and three years of this lovely podcast of ours. We have loved every bit of it, every guest, every single discussion and all the support we received from everyone.
For this episode we asked repeatedly to submit a short audio snippet or text and we received a few amazing ones. We are very grateful to you all guys, this is amazing.
In the episode we talk about a few statistics we extracted on episodes with highest number of listeners and blog posts with highest number of visits. We then read the text messages we received. And finally we have inserted the audio messages we received. THANKS A LOT! This is amazing.
P.S. Special thanks to Erik Jacobson for his amazing collage!
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In this episode we have Scott Klein from ProPublica with us. ProPublica is a nonprofit organization that does investigative journalism and Scott directs a team of data journalists and programmers to create new applications based on data and data visualization.
In the show we talk about how ProPublica works and what challenges they are confronted with. How do you pick a story? How do you develop it? How do you make sure you are not making mistakes? This are some of the questions we discuss. We also talk about tools and libraries and how to train yourself to become a data journalist.
This was a very much needed episode as we never had a proper episode on data journalism. Thanks Scott for coming on the show!
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This is some kind of new experiment: it’s just us, Enrico and Moritz, on the show. We talk about stuff we normally don’t have the opportunity to talk about when we have a guest. We feel it’s nice to have from time to time something different. We hope you like this new format!
In this episode we talk about some books we like and suggest, updates on some of our work, and about data literacy. If you want to suggest something to talk about in future episodes like this feel free to drop us a line on twitter, facebook, as a comment to this episode or via email.
Hey yo! We have two classic guests for a classic episode: a year review with Robert Kosara and Andy Kirk. We talk about what happened in visualization in 2014 and what may happen in 2015. We start the show saying that nothing really special happened but then you’ll see we cover a lot of ground and end up deciding a lot happened eventually! You can see that from our long list of links. Enjoy the show!
And, in other news: We are looking for support with the audio editing! So, if you have some experience with audio editing podcasts, and could also imagine to help us with collection the links and titling the chapters etc, this would be great. We can offer a small compensation, too. And, of course, you’re among the very first people worldwide to listen to the new Data Stories recordings
Next week, we will record a 2014 review with a few of the usual suspects. What moved you this year? Leave us a comment or tweet us!
Hi Folks! We have Prof. Tamara Munzner from University of British Columbia with us in this episode. Tamara is one of the most prominent figures in visualization research. She has done tons of interesting work starting from the nineties (look into her publications page) including the famous “Nested Model of Visualization Design” and her numerous design studies work, like the excellent “Overview“, a tool for journalistic investigative analysis. We also talk about her new book “Visualization Analysis and Design“. Finally a textbook teaching how to create visualization tools for analysis purposes!
It took us a while, but — here we go! A three part episode from IEEE VIS 2014.
Thanks again to Robert Kosara for coming on our show again to talk shop, and look back on a week full of really interesting scientific findings about data visualization. The list below should make great reading for the holidays
A big thanks also to our sponsor Tableau Software who continue to support us, which we are very grateful for.