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What Happens When Data, Visuals and Emotions Intersect: Stories That Delight

Can data bring the best in humanity? Can it evoke emotions? Can it speak to us?

Every time I walk by a memorial wall, I am filled with visuals. Some folks run their fingers on the wall and when they spot a dear one’s name, a feeling of acknowledgement envelops their face. Many others stand in front of the wall to capture their own memories with their camera.

 As I watch the wall, I stand in awe. The combination of symbolism of the wall in totality and a tribute…

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Added by Karthik Rajan on March 19, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Man Who Made Me Believe ‘Data Can Sing With A Feel’: A Tribute to Hans Rosling

There is entertainment. And there is data. Candidly, it never crossed my mind that the two can be on the same spectrum. Let alone within the same human. 

In fact, my earlier perceptions were aligned with many a parent’s silent wish. 

When you walk with your child, while dropping her at school, a thought flashes – “hope you have an easier time grasping math than I ever did.” Unlike listening and grasping stories, there is something about math – it is a hit or a…

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Added by Karthik Rajan on March 4, 2017 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

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