sábado, 30 de octubre de 2010

GRAPHICS: eXplorer Statistics, NCVA, Suecia

eXplorer Statistics
National Center for Visual Analytics (NCVA)
Programación y análisis de la estadística.
“GeoAnalytics Visualization”

The WorlBank
The Economist
Statistic Denmark
City of Göteborg

National Center for Visual Analytics (NCVA) is a Swedish national resource funded through the Swedish Knowledge Foundation's (KK-Stiftelsen) Visualization Program including VINNOVA, SSF, ISA and Vårdalstiftelsen and our industrial and government research partners. NCVA will help to spread geovisual and visual analytics technology into industry and government agencies.
NCVA is managed by Professor Mikael Jern VITA/ITN

Programming each new Visual Analytics application from scratch is a complex and expensive task and a very inefficient way to work. A high-level toolkit, comprising many well-tested and compatible components, will make this process far less time-consuming and help ensure the correct functioning of each new application produced. To achieve this we build upon our “GeoAnalytics Visualization” framework, GAV, to provide a generic visualization framework for a diverse range of application areas and fully integrated with web tools such as Flash/Flex (GAV Flash) or optimized for performance with Microsoft DirectX (GAV). This framework is designed to provide integrated views of large information spaces, coordinated viewing of information in context, and to approach complex information through the use the overview and detail paradigm. These are the principles behind the VA concept which have made it such a powerful idea in the scientific community. NCVA will show the effectiveness of the technology and provide results in four distinct forms:

1.Valuable applications, addressing key concerns for our partners in industry, public services and academia.
2.New or enhanced methods within GAV framework developed for these purposes but which will then be available to users in other potential areas of interest.
3.Novel techniques to facilitate the recording, review and dissemination of the reasoning within the VA process allowing the analyst to use interactive ‘story-telling’ to convey how conclusions are reached, improving the credibility of the results obtained.
4.New results from evaluation of these applications and techniques in the workplace context, feeding back into new and improved developments in a continuous cycle.
Applied research will be carried out in the context of a number of applications, drawn from diverse areas associated with the activities of the industrial partners, showing the generality of the underlying framework. Each of these applications can also be seen as a demonstrator of the technology. In this work, we will follow a ‘science-to-solutions’ approach to address the entire research, development and deployment process. The strong engagement by industry and public service partners that depend on state-of-the-art VA tools will guarantee that users will be involved from the start and will participate in the definition of the applied research agenda. The partners will, in turn, gain access to front line research, prototypes and components for integrating new and innovative VA tools.

Postal addresses

All units but the Faculty of Health Sciences
Linköping University

Tel: +46 13 28 10 00
Fax: +46 13 14 94 03
e-mail: liu@liu.se
Please notice that questions regarding study programmes, admission, application procedures, enrolment etc, should be sent to studyinfo@liu.se

Faculty of Health Sciences

Tel: +46 13 22 20 00

All units
Linköping University
Campus Norrkšping

Tel switchboard: +46 11 36 30 00
Fax: +46 11 26 58 50

Economist: http://www.economist.com/britain-in-context/
OECD: http://www.oecd.org/innovation/strategy/charting
Statistics Denmark: http://www.dst.dk/OmDS/BagTal/Arkiv/2010-05-06-Motorcykler.aspx
OECD: http://vitagate.itn.liu.se/GAV/development/testVislet/
SCB and Eurostat: http://swedeneurostat.blogspot.com/2010/03/education-in-eu-example-with-vislets.html#links
Goteborg City: http://www.samhallsutvecklingen.se/413/stora-inkomstskillnader-i-goteborg/
OECD eXplorer: http://www.ncomva.com/?p=125 (NComVA Vislet demo with OECD eXplorer ageing population in EU 1990-2008).
OECD Factbook: http://www.ncomva.com/?page_id=111 (NComVA Vislet Demo with OECD Factbook – fertility versus women employment rate for 1970-2006)
OECD Regional development: http://www.oecd.org/gov/regional/statisticsindicators
World eXplorer: http://www.ncomva.com/?page_id=297/

viernes, 29 de octubre de 2010

LOGOS: Año de la Biodiversidad, 2010

Año de la Biodiversidad


The UN has declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity. It’s an opportunity to reflect on our achievements to safeguard biodiversity and focus on the urgency of our challenge for the future.

Biological diversity - or biodiversity - is the term given to the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms. The biodiversity we see today is the fruit of billions of years of evolution, shaped by natural processes and, increasingly, by the influence of humans. It forms the web of life of which we are an integral part and upon which we so fully depend.

This diversity is often understood in terms of the wide variety of plants, animals and microorganisms. So far, about 1.75 million species have been identified, mostly small creatures such as insects. Scientists reckon that there are actually about 13 million species, though estimates range from three to 100 million.

Biodiversity also includes genetic differences within each species - for example, between varieties of crops and breeds of livestock. Chromosomes, genes, and DNA-the building blocks of life-determine the uniqueness of each individual and each species.

STATS: The Global Gender Gap Report

The Global Gender Gap Report
Ricardo Hausmann, Harvard University
Laura D. Tyson, University of California, Berkeley
Saadia Zahidi,World Economic Forum

Mide las diferencias entre hombres y mujeres para el acceso a la política, economía, salud, trabajo...

The Index is designed to measure gender-based gaps in
access to resources and opportunities in individual countries
rather than the actual levels of the available resources
and opportunities in those countries.

Convert to ratios
First, all data are converted to female/male ratios. For
example, a country with 20% of women in ministerial
positions is assigned a ratio of 20 women /80 men =
0.25 on this variable. This is to ensure that the Index is
capturing gaps between women’s and men’s attainment
levels, rather than the levels themselves.

Desde 2006
España, en el puesto 11.

The result puts Switzerland alongside Finland,
Norway, Spain and Cape Verde as countries identified by
the Inter-Parliamentary Union as having a majority of
women in government.

Spain moves up six places in the overall report rankings,
improving its scores across all subindexes to regain
the same overall position it held in 2006. It records some
small gains in the category of women’s economic participation
and opportunity (increases in female labour force
participation, wage equality and estimated earned income,
as well as in the numbers of female professional and technical
workers). Spain’s strengths include the number of
women in ministerial positions, an area where Spain is
among the countries with the highest percentage out of
the 134 countries covered.

However, Spain still ranks towards the very bottom on wage equality, assuming 117th
position. Improvements to Spain’s performance in terms of
women’s economic participation may be expected in the
future following the recent introduction of a law that obligates
all companies with more than 250 employees to create
gender equality plans and the largest companies to
have 40-percent female boards of directors by 2015. The
new law also grants 15 days’ paternity leave to new
fathers. In addition, women must take up at least 40 percent
of the lists of candidates that parties field in elections,
under the new law.

Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, Finland
and Ireland show the largest absolute increases in score,
amounting to relative changes of more than 14% when
compared to their performance in the year 2000.

The Global Gender Gap Report 2010 is
published by the World Economic Forum. The
Global Gender Gap Index 2010 is the result of
collaboration with faculty at Harvard University
and the University of California, Berkeley

© 2010 World Economic Forum
All rights reserved.

STATS: Sport+Markt, estrategia deportiva

Análisis, consultoría, investigación
Deporte internacional
Bases de datos.
Proyectos en más de 120 países de todos los continentes
Constitución en 1986 en Colonia, Alemania
Sociedad Anónima desde el año 2000
Sedes en seis países
13 oficinas, con más de 500 empleados
Proyectos en más de 120 países de todos los continentes
Una de las empresas de mayor crecimiento en el sector
Estándar comercial reconocido por el mercado así como líder en innovación y servicio
Independiente y neutral
Organización de congresos propios dentro del sector (p. ej. International Football Summit)

Clubes favoritos.

”Centros de Evaluación de Medios” en Colonia, Barcelona y Singapur para el análisis y el control mundial de formatos y contenidos de televisión, Internet, telefonía móvil, radio, prensa, etc

“Hacer posible el éxito de nuestros clientes en el negocio del deporte y del patrocinio internacional es nuestra misión desde hace más de 20 años y es, al mimo tiempo, el estímulo diario para que los que conformamos el equipo de SPORT+MARKT demos lo mejor de nosotros”.

Hartmut Zastrow
Director Ejecutivo / SPORT+MARKT AG

Estudio sobre las camisetas de fútbol
Leonardo Giammarioli
International PR Manager
+49 (0) 221 - 430 73 177

Ronda General Mitre, 126 Ãtico 1
08021 Barcelona

Tel.: +34 - 93 253 18 33
Fax: +34 - 93 212 41 45


jueves, 28 de octubre de 2010

WWW: The Connected Kingdom

The Connected Kingdom
How The Internet Is Transforming the UK Economy
The Boston Consulting Group

This report reveals just how big the UK's Internet economy is right now. It's worth 100bn to the UK - more than the construction, utilities or transport sectors. The report is also important because it tells us how big the UK's Internet economy could be in the future - potentially 10% of GDP. As we face uncertain economic times ahead, this report suggests that Internet companies could be at the heart of our future recovery.

Indice de gasto electrónico.

Google commissioned The Boston Consulting Group to produce an independent analysis of the value of the UK’s Internet economy, the factors that are driving this, how we compare to other countries, and how this will change in the future.

Google wants to help UK businesses get online and use the Internet to grow and have run programmes like ‘Getting British Business Online’ to help businesses create their first website, we’re also interested in helping existing online businesses to grow further.

'The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading advisor on business strategy. We partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their businesses. Our customized approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organisation. This ensure that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organisations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with 70 offices in 41 countries. For more information, please visit www.bcg.com.

MAGS: The Paris Review

The Paris Review
Nueva York
Revista literaria
Fundada en París en 1953
'Dear Reader'
Editor Lorin Stein
Managing Editor Nicole Rudick
40$ año

Michel Houellebecq and Norman Rush on the art of fiction.

New fiction by Lydia Davis, Sam Lipsyte, and newcomer April Ayers Lawson.

Essays by John Jeremiah Sullivan and J. D. Daniels, poems by Frederick Seidel, art from Tauba Auerbach, and more.

PRESS: Murió Néstor Kirchner

Murió Kirchner
El adiós a Kirchner
Sin Néstor
Dolor y conmoción
El país sin Kirchner
Congoja sin fronteras
Masiva despedida
Y ahora qué?
Nuevo tiempo político
Monumento al dolor
Sorpresa y pesar
Conmueve al país
Marcó una época
La Argentina en estado de shock
Hasta siempre
Adiós a un luchador
Sorpresa y pesar
Conmoción y cambio de escenario polítco


Ámbito Financiero

Rosario 12

Río Negro
Eso, qué.

La República de Corrientes

Diario Norte



El Litoral

El Ancasti

El Atlántico, Argentina

La Nación, Argentina

La Razón, Argentina

Página 12

Los Andes

El Diario

El Cronista Comercial

miércoles, 27 de octubre de 2010

PRESS: Rolling Stone, Uganda

Rolling Stone
Semanal de Kampala, Uganda
Portada del 9 de octubre de 2010
"100 Pictures of Uganda's Top Homos Leak'
Publica desde agosto de 2010.
2.000 copias.

Publicó una lista de los 100 'principales' homosexuales del país con la etiqueta 'Ahorcarles'.
Uganda firmó hace un año una ley contra los homosexuales.

Persecución en toda regla.

DESIGN: Arthur Hochstein , 1.000 portadas, TIME

Arthur Hochstein
Design Director
Una leyenda.
Hasta final de 2009.

De un vistazo.

1.000 portacdas de Time.

1000 TIME Covers: Thinking Inside the (Red) Box
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Helen Mills Theatre
137-139 West 26th Street (between 6th & 7th Aves), NYC

7:00 - 8:30 PM, doors open at 6:30

Arthur Hochstein was the Design Director of Time magazine for 15 years, through the end of 2009. During his time there he designed over 1000 covers, including some of the most memorable magazine images of recent years. His iconic cover designs include everything from OJ Simpson, 9/11, the War in Iraq, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. And although the covers of Time included some of the best illustrators and photographers in the world, many of the covers were photo-illustrated by Hochstein himself, who created numerous humorous and pointed images.

Like a modern day version of classic Esquire cover designer George Lois, Hochstein wielded irony, wit, provocation, and powerful imagery to create what was, week after week, the most seen and talked about piece of print real estate in the business. Hochstein will be presenting a retrospective of his cover work at Time in a presentation hosted by the Society of Publication Designers on October 27 in New York City. “1000 Time Covers: Thinking Inside the (Red) Box” will be a unique behind the scenes look at the creation of the Time cover.

Here’s a slideshow of a dozen of our favorite Time covers designed by Arthur Hochstein over the past 15 years.

BOOKS: Geometría de la pasta, Jacob Kenedy

Jacob Kenedy (Author), Caz Hildebrand (Author)
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Boxtree (7 May 2010)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0752227378
ISBN-13: 978-0752227375
Product Dimensions: 22 x 16.2 x 3.8 cm

Formas de la pasta.


Caz Hildebrand, Creative Partner at Here Design, has designed and created a new cook book, The Geometry of Pasta, with recipes by chef Jacob Kenedy, published by Boxtree/Macmillan.

GRAPHICS: Nivel de corrupción, Transparency International

Transparency International

The Global Coalition Against Corruption
Corruption Index 2010

'Corruption is the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. It hurts everyone whose life, livelihood or happiness depends on the integrity of people in a position of authority'.

Mapa interactivo

Escala de la corrupción.
The 2010 Corruption Perceptions Index shows that nearly three quarters of the 178 countries in the index score below five, on a scale from 10 (very clean) to 0 (highly corrupt). These results indicate a serious corruption problem.

Pasos para el cálculo del IPC:
1. El primer paso para calcular el IPC consiste en estandarizar los datos
proporcionados por las fuentes individuales (es decir, traducirlos a una escala
común). Para ello, utilizamos lo que se denomina técnica de matching de
percentiles, que toma en cuenta las clasificaciones de países proporcionadas por
cada fuente individual. Esta técnica resulta útil para combinar fuentes con
diferentes distribuciones. Si bien al emplearla se pierden algunos datos,
garantiza que todas las puntuaciones permanezcan dentro de los límites del IPC,
es decir, entre 0 y 10.

2. El segundo paso consiste en someter las puntuaciones estandarizadas a una
transformación beta. Esto aumenta la desviación estándar entre todos los países
incluidos en el IPC y permite distinguir de manera más precisa a los países que
aparentemente presentan puntuaciones similares.

3. Por último, para determinar las puntuaciones del IPC se promedian todos los
valores estandarizados de cada país.

Visualización general.
España se encuentra en el puesto 30.
En Europa, ocuparía el puesto 18.


Transparency International Secretariat
Alt-Moabit 96
10559 Berlin
Tel. +49-30-3438 20-0
Fax +49-30-3470 3912

Liaison Office to the EU (AISBL)
Rue Breydel 40
B-1040 Brussels, Belgium

Phone: +32 (0)2 23 58 621
Email: brussels@transparency.org
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ti_eu
Blog: http://europeblog.transparency.org
Website: http://www.transparencyinternational.eu

Huguette Labelle holds a Doctor of Philosophy, Education. She is a Companion of the Order of Canada. She has been awarded honorary degrees from twelve Canadian Universities and has received the Vanier medal of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, the Outstanding Achievement Award of the public service of Canada, the McGill Management Achievement Award and l’ordre de la Pleiade.

Akere T. Muna is founder and former president of Transparency International Cameroon. A lawyer by training, he is President of the Pan African Lawyers Union and former president of the Cameroon Bar Association. In October 2008, Akere Muna was elected President of the African Union's Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC). Mr Muna is a member of several national commissions on legal reform and curbing corruption. In January 2010 he was elected as one of the 4 new members to the Panel of Eminent Persons (APR panel). He is also member of the International Anti-Corruption Council. Mr Muna is still in active Legal Practice as the Managing Partner of Muna, Muna and Associates, one of oldest law firms in Cameroon.

martes, 26 de octubre de 2010

WWW: The Awl, discusiones diarias en horas sensibles

'Be Less Stupid'
David Cho, editor
Alex Balk and Choire Sicha, redacción
Desde 2009
Discusiones diarias en la red en las horas sensibles del trabajo con gran éxito.

Sitios nuevos que han abierto:


Para entrar, necesitas registrarte, una cuenta.
Esta información se almacena.
'This information is saved to respond to issues and inquiries of all types'.
La información demográfica (no privada) se comparte con terceras partes (publicidad).
'Aggregated demographic information about our audience is shared with third-party advertising partners'.

Theawl.com's three-month global Alexa traffic rank is 20,656. The site is relatively popular among users in the city of Greensboro (where it is ranked #1,363). Search engines refer about 8% of visits to the site. Theawl.com has a bounce rate of roughly 67% (i.e., 67% of visits consist of only one pageview). The time spent in a typical visit to it is about three minutes, with 90 seconds spent on each pageview.

Información personal:
Afirman que no comercia con ella, salvo si es requeridad por la ley.
No personally identifiable information is shared with third parties, with one limited exception: in situations in which The Awl must disclose personally identifiable information about a user if we have a good faith belief that doing so is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order.

Uso de 'Cookies'
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. The Awl uses cookies on this site. Some of the information stored in cookies is sometimes linked to readers' accounts.

ADS: RapLeaf, personalización y cookies

'Personalize your custormers´ experiences'
Auren Hoffman, CEO
Publicidad, marketing
San Francisco, startup
Personalización de servicios y publicidad a través de 'cookies' y direcciones IP.
Estudios sobre el perfil y el interés de la audiencia.

Cookies 101
La información la consiguen en las redes sociales (Facebook, My Space, Flickr, Linkedin...)
Segmenta la audiencia de acuerdo a los intereses personales.
Criticas al método:
- La publicidad en la red debería ser regulada
- Las direcciones IP deberían ser protegidas legalmente.

Estudio sobre los fans
de la Copa Mundial de Fútbol realizado con la información obtenida de Twitter.

Análisis de fans musicales por edades analizando las preferencias de los usuarios en la red.

Cláusulas del servicio.

667 Mission Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Gráfico de The Wall Street Journal

Gráfico interactivo, WSJ

lunes, 25 de octubre de 2010

MAPS: Giro 2011

Giro d´Italia, 2011

PHOTOS: Alfred Wertheimer, Elvis 1956

Alfred Wertheimer
1929, EEUU
El fotógrafo de Elvis Presley, cuando el Rey tenía 21 años.

Paper Towels
© Alfred Wertheimer

Waiting for NYC
© Alfred Wertheimer

Lot 76: The Kiss
© Alfred Wertheimer

TITLE: Lot 76: The Kiss

ARTIST: Alfred Wertheimer

PERIOD: 20th century

CATEGORY: Photographs

MATERIALS: Gelatin silver photographic print

MARKINGS: signed by Wertheimer on the border, and additionally signed and inscribed on the verso "The Kiss, Elvis and his date, backstage, Mosque Theater, Richmond, VA, June 30, 1956, Printed in 2006."

SIZE: h: 16 x w: 20 in / h: 40.6 x w: 50.8 cm

REGION: American

PRICE*: 2,000-3,000 US$ (Convert prices to your currency with our Currency Converter)

"Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer," is a collection of 56 digital pigment prints made from Wertheimer's photographs taken between March and July 1956, when he traveled with Elvis for about 10 days. The exhibit is part of a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Tour kicked off in January 2011 at the
Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.