This is a great talk from Jer Thorp at Thinking Digital 2011 about making data understandable, he has created some visually stunning pieces most notably the layout design for individuals to be included on the 9/11 memorial.
From thinking digital site:
“Jer Thorp takes big massive piles of data and somehow finds ways to make the data visually understandable and even beautiful. He was recommended to us by Wired’s Ben Hammersley back in 2009 and we’ve enjoyed a growing relationship with Jer ever since.
In this talk, Jer tells us about his amazing work helping the New York Times visualise the ‘life of a story’ and his moving work on the NYC 9/11 Memorial in using algorithms to help create the final design.
The Thinking Digital Conference is an annual gathering of creatives, innovators, businesspeople, entrepreneurs and techies. Each May, 700 Thinkers gather over 3 days to explore and celebrate the ideas and innovations that are changing our world.”