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Having watched it on Vimeo, I seriously wish I had watched the ANNOTATED VERSION, HERE.

Journalism in the Age of Data on Vimeo. It’s 50 minutes, but it’s a really good watch and I wanted to finish the whole thing before I posted it.

Potentially Useful Notes:

-The woman who oversees and works on all the New York Times infographics, Amanda Cox, shows up a lot and is one of my favorite characters—mainly because their infographics are actually cool. I’ve never seen anything like them.

-Around 14 minutes the documentary takes a turn from praises and successes to failures.

-By 20-21 minutes the focus switches to the highs and lows of acclaim at the Malofiej design conference/awards

-26 explains, using an infographic, why the awards are meaningless. 

-27 minutes in gets into individuals and data, featuring Felton’s work.

-31 we see kanye/taylor and the lack of exploration into realtime data vis.

-Shortly after that it gets back into efficacy and accessibility, which has been the major theme of the documentary.

-By 40 we’re well into the boundaries of infographics, like the limits of ways to do infographics for the web (javascript, but mostly Flash).

-I stopped taking notes towards the end, it takes like 15 minutes to close things up. 

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Link: How much do you know about religion?

On average, Americans correctly answer 16 of the 32 religious knowledge questions on the survey by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life. Atheists and agnostics average 20.9 correct answers. Jews and Mormons do about as well, averaging 20.5 and 20.3 correct answers, respectively. Protestants as a whole average 16 correct answers; Catholics as a whole, 14.7. Atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons perform better than other groups on the survey even after controlling for differing levels of education.

I got a 15 out of 15. Word

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The State of New Orleans

I sure hope this trend continues.

(via Slate)

a few things, you are not familiar with:

Delirium. Roger Ebert provides a rather sobering response to why Indie films aren’t actually good enough.

George Bush. Finally let the WWIII rhetoric drop. Yesterday I was pondering at American’s ability to improvise and solve problems when they become a problem, which some might have deemed ambivalence. The situation with the last two elections, the publics generalized majority response, and the corresponding lack of action to the present seem to be a pretty good measurement of ambivalence.

googles fastest growing search terms.

New stuff from Banksy. I wonder how collectors will purchase these artworks in the not so far future.

Muddled Thinking? A little selfish, but a design observer article never goes wrong with me.