Friday math movie: Artfully visualizing our humanity

By Murray Bourne, 27 May 2011

This is a delightful video from artist Aaron Koblin.

We see some fabulous data visualizations of flight paths, cell phone data and some neat crowd-sourced images. There's even some music involved.

Data visualization is an important 21st century skill. Our students should be developing an appreciation for - and the skills to interpret and evaluate - such interfaces.

Koblin's key aim is to "explore how modern technology can make us more human."

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