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"Viewing information and data in this way, is a lot like swimming in a living information infographic." During his very impressive TED talk, Gary Flake, Technical Fellow at Microsoft, demos the novel and still experimental Pivot [getpivot.com] technology. Pivot is a completely new way to browse and arrange massive amounts of images and data online. Built on the Seadragon zooming technology, it enables spectacular zooming in and out of web databases, and the discovery of patterns and links invisible in standard web browsing.

"Right now, in this world, we think about data as being this curse, we talk about the curse of information overload, drowning in data. What if we can turn that upside down, so that instead of navigating from one thing to the next, we get used to the habit of being able to go from many things to many things and then being able to see the patterns that were otherwise hidden."

Watch the video of the talk below.

What will it enable in the world of data visualization that was not possible before?

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This is amazing. currently it's restricted by time to make the data ready.

When all data becomes linked data, or rdf, pivot becomes a browser for the semantic web. Microsoft is thinking ahead with this one. It is quite revolutionary.

Mon 15 Mar 2010 at 4:30 AM
Finn
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