• Politoscope @ Places and Spaces 2019

    Chavalarias, Gaumont, Panahi 2019

Data Visualizations that Track the Flow of Resources

Dr. Katy Börner, VIS 2019 Keynote speaker, Victor H. Yngve Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Information Science at Indiana University, and curator of the Places & Spaces exhibit, will be unveiling the newest iteration of the exhibit, which focuses on the flow of resources. “Macroscopes help people see patterns, trends and outliers and past and present data. The macrocopes in this iteration aim to empower many to make informed decisions about desirable career, income disparity, migration, and social media diffusion trajectories.” –Katy Bӧrner

The flow of financial and human resources shapes the world, and understanding that flow can help you find your place in it. Your location, your income, your career skills, and the politics that have the ability to change the flow of all these resources affect where and how you live.

The new interactive visualizations 2019:

Selections, chosen by an international advisory board of leading data visualization experts.

  • Refugee Flow (Abin Abraham and Will (Jiahao) Su): People are continually on the move around the globe, seeking an escape from poverty, natural disaster, or violence. Launch an exploratory investigation of the migration crisis in Europe.
  • Politoscope (David Chavalarias and Maziyar Panahi and Noé Gaumont): Political campaign managers use big data from social media networks to analyze public opinion and strategize accordingly. Politoscope puts these research tools in the hands of the rest of us.
  • Income Disparity (Shing-Yun Chiang): The average American household earned $57,652 in 2016, but this number does not tell the whole story. Explore the gap between those earning the most and those earning the least across the United States.
  • Making Sense of Skills (Jyldyz Djumalieva and Cath Sleeman): Skill shortages in the work force are costly and can hamper economic growth, but we do not currently measure these shortages in a detailed or timely way. What skills will be in high demand over the next 50 years?
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