Journalism in the Age of Data, a Visually Stunning Documentary

If you have a spare hour, then feast your eyes on Geoff McGhee's video documentary "Journalism in the Age of Data," which explores the exciting potential and occasional pitfalls of modern data visualization.

There is so much data floating about that at some point it all becomes meaningless, impossible to process because we can't relate to it. It seems everyone recognizes the challenge and many have begun to create infographics to present information.

The problem is that many infographics are not infographics at all or are not very good. Bad infographics just muddy our understanding of the data.

This well-worth-your-time documentary explains data visualization and showcases some of the best work. In the end data visualization is about taking complexly large amounts of data and beautifully presenting it in a manner that makes us grasp proportions instantly.

Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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