Quotable Words: Quotable Words: Everyone is now a data Practitioner

A video review of three new books on data from The Economist with some interesting points.

Among things mentioned in the review, which I found via Flowing Data, is the evocative Wind Map, done by data visualization experts from Google, but as an art project, that ended up at MOMA in fact.  Perhaps there’s a corollary to the famous Arthur C. Clark line,  “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” To wit: “Any sufficiently sophisticated data visualization is indistinguishable from art.”

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Zooming in on Cape Code portion of the “Wind Map” real-time visualization of weather data.

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