David McCandless: The Beauty of Data Visualization

Using everything from Facebook statueses to figures on worldwide military spending, David McCandless shows that complex data sets can be manipulated into works of art which reflect our modern world. The patterns and connections gleaned from visualized data are, as he suggests, a way to navigate the infomation clut of the 21st century and have the potential to reshape how humans interpret the mass influx of data produced by the digital world.