Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Square (El Midan) Sundance 2013

The film I'm assisting at the Sundance Film Festival this year is Jehane Noujaim's The Square. I was in Palestine through the Egyptian Revolution, which distracted me enough that this film is a welcome education of what was happening on the ground in Tahrir. It looks incredible, and I'm grateful to work on the project. Catch the trailer here. Read More......

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Objective lines of color

These New York Times Interactive Census Maps are an excellent example of interactive visualization of data.

They show both the stark realities of segregation, and the interesting realtime progression of gentrification. Looking at this map superimposed with a property value map would be grimy instructive, as well.

Salt Lake City, where I'm from, is largely white, no surprises there, but interesting to see how the freeway I-15, which cuts through the city, demarcates the hispanic communities to the northwest of downtown. Otherwise it is fairly unsegregated, for its lack of diversity.
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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Moment of Zen: Pendulum Waves

Watch this. Apropos to nothing.

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