By Derrick Harris (GigaOM). People are hungry for real life implementations and case studies of about how Big Data is really changing the way companies and other organizations function. These 12 stories highlight that transformation: from helping health insurers keep better tabs on patients, to changing how cars are made, to easing traffic congestion on busy freeways.
VIDEO: “The Art of Data Visualization" by PBS Arts: Off Book takes a look at the world of data visualization, from infographics to Google Maps. From scientific visualization to pop infographics, designers are increasingly tasked with incorporating data into the media experience.
Derrick Harris writes on GigaOM that, "If the big data era is really going to revolutionize our world, visualizations that let more people make sense of data will be critical. Here are six startups trying to change how we interact with and look at our data. With that in mind, here are six startups I’ve seen trying to fundamentally change the way that data is visualized"
Mike Loukides writes about what's on many people's mind. "If data scientists aren't skeptical about how they use and analyze data, who will be?" It's interesting to see how Big Data can be used to produce effective lies and negative results just in the same way it can do so much good. Lots of links to other related stories from MathBabe Blog/Data Scientist Cathy O'Neil and others