[…] Networks really embody notions of decentralization, of interconnectedness, of interdependence. This new way of thinking is critical for us to solve many of the complex problems we are facing nowadays […]
Data visualization is important to quickly conveying a story, and it’s helpful in getting complex ideas across. Our video of the month takes a look at how human understanding has been shaped and enhanced by visualizing information. In this TED Talk, Manuel Lima examines our human need to see data visually represented, and tracks how our visuals have evolved from ordered structures like family trees to more detailed depictions of complex networks.