In a talk that's part history lesson, part love letter to graphics, information designer Tommy McCall traces the centuries-long evolution of charts and diagrams -- and shows how complex data can be sculpted into beautiful shapes. "Graphics that help us think faster, or see a book's worth of information on a single page, are the key to unlocking new discoveries," McCall says.
Seeing patterns and creating beauty -- data visualization has become an art form. Meet pioneering artists who use spreadsheets, archives and digital data as their paints and canvas. Watch »
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The smart strategy that one LGBTQ forum uses to keep out trolls and bullies
Turn it into a game, says technologist Esra'a Al Shafei. Thanks to features like a point system and a leaderboard, her small site for LGBTQ people in the Arab world is not only fun to use -- it's free from harassers.