New Tools for Visualizing Information

Visualization of Obama’s Inaugural Speech. You are able to interact and adjust the visualization, not just a static image.

This is just one of many visualizations available on the IBM Many Eyes site.
I am intrigued with the dynamic abilities of programs and powerful computers to integrate and display complex relational databases as well as simpler data sets. There are many resources for doing this including, Google analytics, tweetstats, and others.

Data is king, but recently it is also about how you presetn your data. I recently went to an Edward Tufte seminar in San Francisco. He spoke about  how to present information in ways that were engaging and intelligent. I wrote more about his course as well as his website in this blog entry.