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Showing You the World: Data Visualization

Data visualization isn’t something most people get all het up about. This is a pity, though, because we live in a world that is swimming in a sea of data.  More than at any time in the past, massive amounts of information are being collected, sorted, collated and used.  Where is it getting used?  Governments, … Continue reading

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Anthropological Anxieties

I’ve been watching Grayson Perry’s series on the English class boundaries around ‘taste’ (titled helpfully ‘In the Best Possible Taste’). His research was ultimately aimed towards creating six large tapestries, but as the techniques he’s using to do the research are largely anthropological in nature it brought home for me again some of the anxieties … Continue reading