In this episode we talk about food. Food? Yes, food. Moritz recently created the Müsli Ingredient Network, a visualization of ingredient combinations in müsli, and we took this as an opportunity to talk about one of our favorite topics other than visualization, that is, food. But hey … there is a lot to visualize about food! Listen to the episode and you’ll see it.
Visualizations discussed in detail:
[02:18] Today’s topic – food!
[02:46] Moritz’s Muesli ingredient network
[10:13] Barabasi’s food ingredient analysis
[16:20] Are scientific papers the best way to communicate research?
[18:19] Food pairing website
[19:23] Visualizing food 40 ways
[21:02] How America spends food and drink spending per city
[22:49] Use food to represent data
[24:32] Personal data
[24:55] Nutrition data
[28:26] Self nutrition data
[30:25] Maragrida’s email: Data sexuals
[31:15] Big data – overrated?
[33:09] Hourly webcam shots
[34:57] Manually collected data
[36:20] Should you learn to code? (Sakshita’s comment)
[39:55] Wrapping it up
Links and Images:
- Barabasi’s Food Ingredient Analysis
- Moritz’s Muesli Network
- Food Pairing Tool
- Visualizing Food 40 Ways (the one w/ french fries bar charts :-))
- America’s Food and Drink Spending (by Interactive Things)
- Self Nutrition Data (food database with query visualization tools)
- USDA National Nutrient Database
As usual your feedback is more than welcome. And let us know if you intend to do some visualization with food data. Have fun!
The episode was great! I thought the focus on a topic was a refreshing way to do this kind of podcast. I had no idea there were so many visualizations and data about food!
Great to hear you enjoyed it! Indeed there is a lot to do in this area.
Thanks from Rio de Janeiro. Most valuable podcast.
I did some experiments in this domain too, pretty much in the Barabasi / Ladamic (http://www.ladamic.com/wordpress/?p=294) direction. Anyway, just wanted to point out a nice new data source for such fun and useful projects in the dataviz of products and their ingredients:
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