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Data Roundup, 11 February

- February 11, 2014 in accurat, course, d3, Data Roundup, giorgia lupi, handbook, infographics, olympics, portuguese, winter

Stephen Thomas – Earth

Tools, Events, Courses Those of you who have fallen in love with d3.js should absolutely follow d3noob.org, an interesting blog where you can get useful tips and two free e-books on d3 and leaflet.js. Ekuatorial is a new website built to display environmental changes through digital cartography. Read more about this ‘geo-journalism’ experiment in this introduction on Visualoop. Did you know that Randy Krum, founder of Cool Infographics, is on tour for a series of events on data visualization? Check out his roadmap and don’t miss the date. A new course on data journalism is about to start next week at Wits Journalism in Johannesburg. The course begins on Monday 17 and will be held by New York Time’s Ron Nixon. Data Stories San Valentine is getting closer: give yourself a minute to read this curious infographic on its origin and on how it is celebrated around the world. The Sochi winter Olympics just started, and Twitter Data already published a visualization on it. See Tweets about #Sochi2014 on datawrapper. You might also want to scroll down this infographic on which winter Olympic sport would you play? posted on Visually. The Global Investigative Journalism Network recently posted a graph on last week’s most popular data journalism links. If you wonder what topic recently captured data-addicted attention around the world, you should absolutely see it or play with the interactive version. Data Sources Accurat is an Italian information design agency which surely represents the avant garde in the data visualization market. If you are curious about how it works and what’s its operating model watch the interview with one of its co-founder, Giorgia Lupi, at the New York School of Visual Arts. The Online Journalism Blog of Paul Bradshaw is always a gold mine of good informations. If you are looking for some tips and suggestions on data journalism, here you may find some. Finally, we remind you that the Portuguese version of The Data Journalism Handbook is now available here. flattr this!

Illustrations of Snowflakes (1863)

- December 4, 2012 in collections, geometry, ice crystal, Images, Images-19th, Images-Science, snow, snowflakes, winter

The illustrative plates from Snowflakes: a Chapter from the Book of Nature (1863), a collection of poems, extracts, anecdotes and reflections on the theme of snow and the snowflake. According to the preface of the book, apart from the first few geometrical figures at the top of the first plate, which show the primary geo- metrical forms under which the snow-vapor crystalizes, all the other forms shown are “representations of individual crystals, actually observed and sketched with the aid of the microscope”. See the full book, including various poems and extracts from literature related to snow, here in our Texts collection. For some more snowflake related content have a look at Keith C. Heidorn’s article on Wilson Bentley, “The Snowflake Man of Vermont”. (All images taken from the book Snowflakes: a chapter from the Book of Nature (1863) which is housed at the Internet Archive, contributed by the California Digital Library). Sign up to get our free fortnightly newsletter which shall deliver direct to your inbox the latest brand new article and a digest of the most recent collection items. Simply add your details to the form below and click the link you receive via email to confirm your subscription!

Snowflakes: A chapter from the book of nature (1863)

- December 4, 2012 in collections, snow, snowflakes, texts, Texts: 19th, Texts: Non-fiction, Texts: Picturebooks, Texts: Poetry, Texts: Science, winter

Snowflakes: a chapter from the book of nature; 1863; American tract society, Boston. A collection of poems, extracts, anecdotes and reflections on the theme of snow and the snowflake (most often in a religious direction). Interspersed amongst the texts are a series of beautiful plates showing the shapes and structure of the ice-crystal – you can see these also in a post in our Images collection. For some more snowflake related content have a look at Keith C. Heidorn’s article on Wilson Bentley, “The Snowflake Man of Vermont” The book is housed at the Internet Archive, contributed by the California Digital Library. Sign up to get our free fortnightly newsletter which shall deliver direct to your inbox the latest brand new article and a digest of the most recent collection items. Simply add your details to the form below and click the link you receive via email to confirm your subscription!