Entries in video (125)
Wow! Journalism in the Age of Data, by Geoff McGhee at Stanford, is a fantastic video documentary looking at the Age of Infographics, and how we got here.
Journalists are coping with the rising information flood by borrowing data visualization techniques from computer scientists, researchers and artists. Some newsrooms are already beginning to retool their staffs and systems to prepare for a future in which data becomes a medium. But how do we communicate with data, how can traditional narratives be fused with sophisticated, interactive information displays?
A video report on data visualization as a storytelling medium. Produced during a 2009-2010 Knight Journalism Fellowship. Total running time: 54 minutes with related information and links.
It is 54 minutes long, but nicely broken out into 8 chapters. Geoff was able to interview some of the true superstars in the Infographics field.
Found on Visual Journalism
Produced by directing team Buck, this animated ‘pledge’ trailer is for the forthcoming Davis Guggenheim film, Waiting For Superman, that investigates the crisis in the US education system…
A collaboration with Buck and takepart.com for Participant Media and Director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth). For the film ‘Waiting For Superman’.
music and mix by CypherAudio.
Creative Director: Ryan Honey
Executive Producer: Maurie Enochson
Producer: Eric Badros
Art Director: Joe Mullen
Animation: Jorge R. Canedo Estrada
Original Music: John Black
Carolyn Sams: Co-Producer
Wendy Cohen: Co-Producer
Found on Creative Review
Also available on YouTube:
I love the Hans Rosling videos from TED. This new video “The Good News of the Decade?” comes from TEDxCHANGE in Sep 2010.
Hans Rosling reframes 10 years of UN data with his spectacular visuals, lighting up an astonishing — mostly unreported — piece of front-page-worthy good news: We’re winning the war against child mortality. Along the way, he debunks one flawed approach to stats that blots out such vital stories.
I love how passionate and excited he gets about statistics!
Also available on YouTube:
This is a very cool video animation, Asteroid Discovery From 1980 - 2010, of asteroid discoveries over the last 30 years. Not only does it show the orbits of the asteroids in relation to the inner planets, it highlights them over time as they were identified and colors them according to how close to Earth their orbits will come.
The only visual inaccuracy is the size of the asteroids. Since the asteroids have to be at least one pixel wide to appear in the animation, they are represented much larger compared to the planets than they really are.
View of the solar system showing the locations of all the asteroids starting in 1980, as asteroids are discovered they are added to the map and highlighted white so you can pick out the new ones.
The final colour of an asteroids indicates how closely it comes to the inner solar system.
Earth Crossers are Red
Earth Approachers (Perihelion less than 1.3AU) are Yellow
All Others are Green
Notice now the pattern of discovery follows the Earth around its orbit, most discoveries are made in the region directly opposite the Sun. You’ll also notice some clusters of discoveries on the line between Earth and Jupiter, these are the result of surveys looking for Jovian moons. Similar clusters of discoveries can be tied to the other outer planets, but those are not visible in this video.
As the video moves into the mid 1990’s we see much higher discovery rates as automated sky scanning systems come online. Most of the surveys are imaging the sky directly opposite the sun and you’ll see a region of high discovery rates aligned in this manner.
At the beginning of 2010 a new discovery pattern becomes evident, with discovery zones in a line perpendicular to the Sun-Earth vector. These new observations are the result of the WISE (Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer) which is a space mission that’s tasked with imaging the entire sky in infrared wavelengths.
Currently we have observed over half a million minor planets, and the discovery rates show no sign that we’re running out of undiscovered objects.
Orbital elements were taken from the ‘astorb.dat’ data created by Ted Bowell and associates at http://www.naic.edu/~nolan/astorb.html
Music is ‘Transgenic’ by Trifonic: http://www.amazon.com/Emergence-Trifo…
Quite a few journalists, bloggers and tweeters are attributing this to NASA or Arecibo Observatory - while they do fine work they had nothing to do with this. If you write a story you can credit it to Scott Manley.
David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut — and it may just change the way we see the world.
The video is also available on YouTube:
Karen Kavett is a graphic design student at the Rhode Island School of Design and she was inspired to create the So You Want To Watch YouTube flowchart after seeing the So You Need A Typeface flowchart by Julian Hansen.
I was really inspired by the So You Need a Typeface poster and figured, why not make one for which YouTube channel to watch? It was a bit of a bigger undertaking than I originally anticipated, taking about 3 days from start to finish. I began by making a list of everyone I’m subscribed to and other popular YouTubers I thought should be on it. Then I divided them into Vloggers, Musicians, and Everyone Else, and just went at making a really ugly graph showing all the different routes. I had to cut some people out since their channels were just too similar to others I had already used, so if you’re not on here please don’t feel offended. If I included everyone I wanted to it would probably be about twice as big! Finally, I designed this final piece, which luckily, everything fit perfectly into.
Nice job Karen! I especially like the “Get out of my flowchart” endpoint!
I pose this question to my readers: Is this infographics? I think it walks a fine line between being artistic and infographic. While a lot of numbers are shown and communicated to the viewers, they aren’t represented in any graphic form, just text. What do you think?
Thanks to Darren for sending in the link.
Another great use of infographics, illustrations and visual examples used in a video to better communicate a message. How Does Diet Soda Cause Weight Gain? is a video from Wellness-Works.net. I wish they would credit the artist so we knew who made the video for them.
An informative, fun video about the importance of your food’s pH and its impact on your health.
There was some controversy when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unintentionally revealed the 2010 Facebook Strategy Infographic that was printed on the inside liner of his hoodie at the D8 conference. Audrey Fukuman at SFWeekly.com has recreated the infographic based on the video and photos.
According to SFWeekly.com, this was a hoodie given to all Facebook employees.
I expect some disagreement, but I’m a firm believer that you can absolutely design an infographic to represent a strategy, a concept or a qualitative result. Infographics don’t have to be based only on a massive amount of quantitative, numeric data. What do you think, does this qualify as an infographic?
Here’s the video clip from the AllThingsD D8 conference when Mark removed the hoodie and revealed the graphic: