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Archive for January, 2007

IBM’s Many Eyes

author Posted by: jackvinson on date Jan 25th, 2007 | filed Filed under: my Blogs

A number of people have been referencing this new work from IBM.  Looks like it could be an interesting way of learning more about your data.  Brian Dennis links up IBM VCL: Many Eyes

Following up on my admiration for their Communication-Minded Visualization manifesto, Martin Wattenberg , Fernanda ViĆ©gas, and the rest of their compatriots at IBM’s Visual Communication Lab have launched Many Eyes. Many Eyes is the concrete manifestation of the themes in their manifesto:

Many Eyes is a bet on the power of human visual intelligence to find patterns. Our goal is to “democratize” visualization and to enable a new social kind of data analysis.

Information Visualization at PNNL

author Posted by: jackvinson on date Jan 9th, 2007 | filed Filed under: my Blogs

Coolness.  The Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) has a center for Information Visualization with several visualization technologies.  Some of them are available to specific customers (mostly the people who pay the bills at PNNL), or to some commercial enterprises.

Here is their description – InfoViz at PNNL:

PNNL has long been a world leader in visualization tools and research. Our many publications and the success of our software, such as IN-SPIRE™ and Starlight™, are the results of our dedication to helping people make sense of large volumes of data.

We have been deploying technologies for more than ten years in domains such as threat detection for national security, pharmaceutical development, energy grid security, environmental safety, training applications, and law enforcement. We are capitalizing on this experience to address the challenge of not only understanding the past and the present, but to gain insight into alternative potential futures.