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W. E. B. Du Bois’ Hand-Drawn Infographics of African-American Life (1900)

- February 7, 2017 in 1900 World's Fair in Paris, african-american, data visualisation, infographics, paris exhibition, race, racism, sociology, The Exhibit of American Negroes, W. E. B. Du Bois

Stunning hand-drawn charts created by Du Bois and his students at Atlanta, condensing an enormous amount of data on African-American life into a set of aesthetically daring and easily digestible visualisations.

W. E. B. Du Bois’ Hand-Drawn Infographics of African-American Life (1900)

- February 7, 2017 in 1900 World's Fair in Paris, 19th-century infographics, african-american, charts, civil rights, data visualisation, graphic design, infographics, paris exhibition, race, sociology, The Exhibit of American Negroes, vintage infographics, W. E. B. Du Bois

Visually dazzling set of hand-drawn charts created by Du Bois, condensing an enormous amount of data on African-American life into aesthetically daring and easily digestible visualisations.

French open data connection: drinks & chat with Cédric Lombion

- July 2, 2015 in data visualisation, Featured, Meetup, okfn, Open Data, open data meetup, open knowledge France, otevřená data, School of Data, Události

Cédric Lombion from Open Knowledge France, is coming to Prague with and aim to do an international research about the state of open data. His plan is to meet public project managers and discuss the problems they face when creating open data policies.  And he’s very keen to meetup with Prague’s open data community – developers, datajournalists, students and data geeks of all sorts! Cedric also works as community manager at School of Data, in which he also participates as a trainer with focus on data visualisation. If you’re interested in exchanging experience with a French peer or just catch up with the latest turns of events with #opendatacz, join us! It’s vacation season, so it will be an informal gathering with no set agenda. Everyone can bring a topic or idea to the table. And test various kinds of beers from small local breweries :) When: Wed 15th of July, 7pm
Where: Pivo a párek, Korunní 105 (map)
Please register so that we can reserve you a seat: http://bit.ly/1HzjMLp

French open data connection: drinks & chat with Cédric Lombion

- July 2, 2015 in data visualisation, Featured, Meetup, okfn, Open Data, open data meetup, open knowledge France, otevřená data, School of Data, Události

Cédric Lombion from Open Knowledge France, is coming to Prague with and aim to do an international research about the state of open data. His plan is to meet public project managers and discuss the problems they face when creating open data policies.  And he’s very keen to meetup with Prague’s open data community – developers, datajournalists, students and data geeks of all sorts! Cedric also works as community manager at School of Data, in which he also participates as a trainer with focus on data visualisation. If you’re interested in exchanging experience with a French peer or just catch up with the latest turns of events with #opendatacz, join us! It’s vacation season, so it will be an informal gathering with no set agenda. Everyone can bring a topic or idea to the table. And test various kinds of beers from small local breweries 🙂 When: Wed 15th of July, 7pm
Where: Pivo a párek, Korunní 105 (map)
Please register so that we can reserve you a seat: http://bit.ly/1HzjMLp

Timeline of Failed European Banks

- January 7, 2013 in banks, Crowd Sourcing, data visualisation, Failed Banks, Featured, financial markets, Open Data, Public Finance and Government Data

A few months back Open Economics launched a project to list the European banks which have failed recently. After a successful online data sprint and follow up research, we have now collected data on 122 bank failures and bailouts since 1997. To visualize the data collected on bank failures I created this timeline. The data collection was initiated as neither the EU Commission, Eurostat nor EBA were able to provide any specific data. We decided to include a broad range of bank crisis measures beyond bankruptcy filing such as bank nationalisations and government bailouts. We also added some bank mergers,and finally we have added several cases where banks entered temporary closure (ie. “extraordinary administration” under Italian law). For each failed bank we have attempted to gather basic details such as the date of collapse, a news source and a news clip explaining the circumstances of the collapse. We need your help to improve the failed bank tracker? Here’s how you can help.
  • Bank failures are still missing from the list. So if you know of any failures missing from the list, please go ahead and add the information directly in the sheet. If you have corrections to any of the bank appearing, please add them with an attached source and information. If news clips are not available in English, add information in the original language.
  • Descriptions and sources for several of the banks on the list are still missing – in particular on Italian and Portuguese.
  • Additional info. We hope to add more data to each bank failure, in particular a) The total assets prior to collapse and b) The auditor who signed off on the latest annual report. Let us know if you wish to help digging up any of this information.
  • We are eager to hear your view on the approach or any of the listed bank failures. Join the discussion on our mailing-list.