Posts filed under “Digital Media”

Word Paintings

These are graphics composed of words:

via Neoformix

Category: Digital Media

GRAMMY MusicTech Summit Keynote

“There is nothing wrong with the music business, there is a problem with the CD business.” -Chuck D > My music biz friend Gene tells me that Ian Rogers is a smart guy and nice to boot. Reading his keynote, its pretty clear why gene thinks that: Music consumption isn’t declining: iPod sales up 59%…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Music

Strain on State Budgets

click for ginormous map Source: Facing Deficits, States Get Out Sharper Knives JENNIFER STEINHAUER NYT, November 16, 2008 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/17/us/17fiscal.html

Category: Digital Media, Economy, Taxes and Policy

Global Warming? What Evidence Do You Have?

I’m no expert, but a century worth of data shows the change in global temperatures: > Global Annual Mean Surface Air Temperature Change Source: NASA ~~~ Global Air Temperature Source: Climatic Research Unit : Information sheets ~~~ Global Temperatures of the Last Five Centuries Source: NOAA Paleoclimatology Program ~~~ Global Glacier Thickness Change Source: The…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Science, Technical Analysis

The world’s fastest police car

Sweet! A Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, in Italian state police trim. > Source: Lambocop Stalks Italian Speeders NYT, October 27, 2008, 6:05 PM JERRY GARRETT http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/27/lambocop-stalks-italian-speeders/

Category: Consumer Spending, Digital Media, Travel

Stock Market Returns by Party

We’ve addressed this before, and came down firmly against these over-simplified arguments. However, I like the way Wolfram’s Mathematica allows you to control, for variables like inflation, policy lag, etc. In this Demonstration, you can compare what would happen if you left an investment in the stock market (represented by the Dow Jones Industrial Average),…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Mathematics, Politics

Google Flu Tracker

> Source: Google Uses Searches to Track Flu’s Spread MIGUEL HELFT NYT, November 11, 2008 http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/12/technology/internet/12flu.html

Category: Digital Media, Markets, Web/Tech

National Journal State Almanac

Interesting state and regional statistics:

Category: Digital Media, Web/Tech

First 100 Days

Click for ginormous chart: > Source: The First 100 Days GOOD, November 6, 2008 at 3:55 pm http://www.good.is/?p=13184

Category: Digital Media, Politics

Cartographs of 2008 US Election Results

What is a cartogram?  Its a map in which the sizes of states are rescaled according to their population, as opposed to their land mass. The apparent paradox of traditional maps is that they fail to take into account population distribution. We can correct for this by making use of a cartogram, a map in…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Politics