This confection showed up in my email this morning as a data visualization treat. Good kindergartner that I am, I find I have enough to share:
<a href=”http://epicgraphic.com/data-cake/”> <img src=”http://epicgraphic.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/data-cake-graphic.jpg” alt=”data cake” width=”550″ height=”521″ /></a><br />Image by EpicGraphic
And as long as we’re on the subject of visualization, here’s a lagniappe. The inestimable and inexhaustible Bora Zivkovic, major-domo of the Scientific American science blogging network, recently wrote a long post on future forms of science journalism.. I agree with some of what he says, though not all, and there is a slim chance I’ll actually find the time to argue with him in public.
But in the meantime, let me share with you this little number from Bora’s post that to me makes the point that there are stories within stories within stories, if only one chooses to look — even in the midst of the most familiar tale.
<div align=”center”><iframe width=”560″ height=”349″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/lELy1gJT-kg” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe></div>
Consider this an I-can’t-stand-any-more-tea-leaf-reading-on-the-debt-ceiling open thread.
Update: per commenter Matt F @22 — this video is actually a reference/response to this one, “Remind Me.” The maker of the LRRH clip above writes on the Vimeo posting of the piece that he made the cartoon to satisfy a school assignment to reinterpret the fairy tale, and he acknowledged that it was inspired by Röyksopps’ original.