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Ivan Colic talks about Afrographique & Data

Your now much familiar with Ivan Colic who has been working on Afrographique for about 4 months and it’s gathered quite some interest on data from Africa.  Here is is talk at Ted Stellenbosch which gives a clear picture into the world of data design.

[MAP MONDAY] Who's censoring the internet in Africa?

Most countries at least pay lip service to the principles of free exchange of information and freedom of speech in their constitutions, but who’s actually applying that to the internet in Africa right now?

While we’re always excited about the potential for the internet to improve lives and shift economies on the continent, it’s always worth stepping back and remembering that in a lot of places…

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Data Visualisation

I was first introduced to data visualisations through graphs when I was young. Unconsciously, Ive been exposed to different types of data visualisations in the form of videos, drawings, animations and interactive media. There are more ways to visualise data using digital media, than ever before. One particularly interesting style of visualisation is a combination of drawing, video and voice. This YouTube channel is an example of it;

https://www.youtube.com/user/DocMikeEvans

My favourite visualisations are the ones on climate change and healthy eating. I like to know the impacts of my actions and these visualisations make it fun to share with my friends and family. Here is one on climate change;

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/129830401730583953/

Even on Tumblr there are many visualisations of various things. Here is one full of data visualisations!

http://afrographique.tumblr.com/

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