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Visualizing Ourselves… with Crowd-Sourced Data

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We look back at a TED talk that demonstrates the power of data visualization.


For today’s New Roundup we take a look at a data visualization TED talk, focused on the value of data and the format in which it is presented. Using a myriad of examples, Aaron Koblin demonstrates how data visualization can be used to tell a story.



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As an artist, Koblin’s talk ranges from examples of crowd-sourced data observing and documenting human behavior, through to designing music videos. Ultimately, Koblin believes that “our lives are being driven by data and the presentation of that data is an opportunity to make an interface to tell great stories.” Enjoy the video below, and let us know what you think in the comments below.



For more data visualizations examples, you can follow Aaron Koblin on Twitter @aaronkoblin. To watch another great data talk from TED, check out our recent post ‘The Beauty of Data Visualization.’


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