Top Four AI Podcast Episodes of August and September 2017, Plus One of Ours

With October coming to an end today and Halloween candy in abundance, we want to give you something to munch on that’s a little more nutritious—a little brain food. Here’s the recap of our four favorite AI podcast episodes (besides ours, of course) from August and September:   Six Pixels of Separation #580: Avinash Kaushik […]

How Well Can We See? Prevalence of Vision Problems in the United States

Eight maps showing prevalence of different vision problems in the U.S. by State

We recently spoke with two Baylor professors who created a machine learning smartphone app that can detect leukocoria in pictures, a symptom which is often an indicator of growing eye cancer. They opened this app up for a free download so anyone can check themselves or their family for leukocoria. I highly recommend getting the app (for iPhone and […]

Trump Tweet Competition

Data Crunch podcast and are cosponsoring a data viz competition that looks at Donald Trump’s tweets. If you’re a data delver or if you know people who are data delvers, send this info their way. Winners get to be interviewed about their findings by Data Crunch cohosts Ginette and Curtis on an episode. They […]

The National Water Model: Joan Didion’s “Holy Water” Essay Incarnate

As you watch the soundless video above, you may find this real-time flow of water mesmerizing. Joan Didion would. It’s her 1979 essay on water come to life. In her essay on water, she described her fascination with the journey water makes, something that most people don’t even think about. She guided her readers through the water path, tracing where it […]

One Simple Reason No One Cares about Your Data Visual

bad data visualization

We respond well when people remember things about us—specific things, like our names or our birthdays or our favorite foods or our unusually fuzzy pet llama named Roberto. It makes us feel important. This same concept applies to data visualization. Your audience will care about your data visualization if you show you care about your audience’s needs. […]