Using Smart Design to Decode the Data

We’re swimming in data, but are we mining it intelligently? David McCandless is a “data journalist,” and he has spent a lot of time thinking about how to sort through data and make the information relevant. In this TED talk, McCandless talks about...

Data Mining for Votes

  There’s an interesting piece by Mike Madden on Salon.com about the Obama team’s sophisticated data mining operation. In the age of cookies and dashboards, it’s a smart bet that lots of people can recite a lot of data about you. But it’s...