Archive for May, 2011

Visualisation Project – Teen Pregnancy Rates

In Week 10, Three other class members and I came together to create visualisation. In essence making something invisible visible to the public. We took the data and manipulated it into diagrams and graphs to show visually the patterns, trends and results.

Our data was the number of teenagers falling pregnant all over the world and in Australia and this is what our group came up with

Click here to view our project

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The Final Chapter: New Medium

The light is fading fast away from the time I have left. In a matter of what may be seconds, minutes, hours or even days I will be whisked away from this ever important blog posting.

The end is nigh but I am determined to add one final chapter to the ever increasing amount of published material. What will happen? I am not sure. Will i continue on using this? My mind does not know, fate has it’s firm grip upon me.

The Internet was a fast growing technology that infested the common household worldwide in a matter of years. At this point many ways of publishing became infinite. Authority and censorship broke down as many common people had access to a mass amount of information at the click of a button. Nothing the great powers of the world could do about it, just like the website wikileaks. It is now time to take it to the next level, the actually feeling and the experience is being used this time, making the whole experience seem so real. Can we uncover things with our own eyes? Can we smell a rat with our own nose? what can we feel?..it is time.

I walk into the big dome and close the hatch behind me. The ‘aesthesia’ as the fibreculture journal like to call it, is the new sociological experience that puts you inside the Internet. It is now our selves interacting with the infinite amount of information and experiences out there instead of our computer screens. I close my eyes and there is a sudden jerk as my whole body is lifted into an abyss that is weightless. I slowly open my eyes and there it is. The beauty, the horror, the happiness. All the emotional feelings surge through me as the new medium form heightens the experience of publishing tenfold.

I drift for what seems like seconds but in a matter of fact its been years. I will never return from this cyber world. The art of publishing is now my living spirit.

National Visual News with DeJesus 7

Good Evening I’m DeJesus 7 bringing you all the visual news that is happening around the world.

Today there is some breaking news on the amount of students within Universities who are not attending subject lectures. Yes! they do not go to the lectures. This severely distorts the students learning and can cause them to fail the classes. It’s become an epidemic! We will cross live to our correspondent shortly. But Firstly

Is Global Warming a myth??

Some people say it is some people say its not. But do us average people care or even see the effects of global warming? Well my thoughts are no! I believe that more people become alerted to problems or statistics when they see it visual. As in the required readings the visual presentation in  ‘climate change deniers vs the consensus’ link is great in portraying the information. Did i read all the text around the graphs…no! however i was more engaged with the visualisation of the information and i understood the message. This is the way of publishing. It needs to be exciting, it needs to be visual, this is what grabs people’s attention, and attention is what is needed.

Now we have just got word from a source asking the question

Is science boring???

Yes it certainly can be boring with pages upon pages of written experimentation and results but can it be done in a way that excites people. Yes!! through visualisation. Look at this website and see the graphs that help explain the results

http://www.visionlearning.com/library/module_viewer.php?mid=109

See general public was that easier to understand. Of course it was.

Now we have brought you the main top visual stories. Now I would like to cross to our correspondant Jimmy who is live from his bedroom.

Hello Jimmy thanks for joining us

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBFYuXkWLR4

Thanks you Jimmy for that breaking news.

Well that is all for today that’s the way the cookie crumbles, I am DeJesus7…Goodnight