Five Afternoon Links
Annotated links from my RSS feed (mostly); some have also been shared on Twitter.
- News At Seven via LA Times
Shades of EPIC2015 (on steroids). This National Science Foundation funded research “is a system that automatically generates a virtual news show. Totally autonomous, it collects, parses, edits and organizes news stories and then passes the formatted content to artificial anchors for presentation. Using the resources present on the web, the system goes beyond the straight text of the news stories to also retrieve relevant images and blogs with commentary on the topics to be presented.”
- Global Warning: Understanding The Forecast via Aine MacDermot
Video captures of 13 lectures on climate change for non-science majors, fall 2009; David Archer, University of Chicago. Another excellent example of higher education outreach (also known as public service). Recommend that mp4s be hosted on GoogleVideo to enhance download speed, availability. Download (1st lecture) took half hour – we have Verizon FiOS.
- Brain Teaser: Cloud of Atlases via Susan Bernick
Not for before coffee! These 22 data visualizations are sans legends … can you figure out what they are illustrating? (The Morning News is an online magazine, published weekdays since 1999)
- Average CPM Rates for Banner Ads Across Verticals from Digital Inspiration
- Dying Career: Traffic Helicopter Pilot from @Scobleizer
More digital disruption from Waze, a crowd-sourced traffic app for mobile phones.