A taxonomy of tools that support the fluent and flexible use of visualizations – The increasing scale and availability of digital data provides an extraordinary resource for informing public policy, scientific discovery, business strategy, and even our personal lives. To get the most out of such data, however, users must be able to make sense of it: to pursue questions, uncover patterns of interest, and identify (and potentially correct) errors.
Two, count ‘em, TWO LIS staff members will be performing in Little City Players’ production of Exhibit This! The Museum Comedies by Luigi Jannuzi. Performances will be at the Vergennes Opera House on March 22-24 (Thursday through Saturday) and 30-31 (Friday and Saturday) at 8 pm, and Sunday, April 1 at 2 pm. Tickets available through the Opera House or at Classic Stitching on Main St. in Vergennes.
A Top 10 List In Favor Of Censoring The Internet – The MPAA has been sending around a sort of “top 10 list” to folks in Congress about why they should vote to censor the internet via PROTECT IP (PIPA). Of course, the ten reasons don’t make much sense, and we figured that it might be helpful to shine a little of that reality light on the claims. (From TechDirt)
Art exhibit of the day – In an effort to illustrate just how many photos are posted to the web each and every day, Erik Kessels put together an exhibition that consists of every single photo posted on Flickr within a 24-hour period. The result? A ceiling-high stack of over 1 million photos that required multiple rooms to hold. By comparison, Facebook users post 25 times as many photos, every day.
20 iPad apps librarians should download – Just getting started with your new iPad and wondering what to download? Here are 20 popular apps to get you going in the areas of News, Reference & Education, e-Book Readers, Productivity Tools, and Social Tools.
Solid 3D Projection That You Can Touch - Are we getting closer to really effective volumetric 3D display technology? A new display technology uses cold fog and a laser projector to create a volumetric 3D image. See it in action in these videos.
The Mozilla Foundation launched Popcorn.js, a framework for making interactive, annotated video projects. There are demos on the site that you can view. There’s also a very early version of a user interface for making these video mashups that doesn’t require you to know any code.