With the first nodes scheduled for installation in November, the ambitious Array of Things project is receiving even more media attention. Led by the CI's Urban Center for Computation and Data, Array of Things aims to provide a fitness tracker for the city, with an expanding network of sensor nodes collecting data on the environment, infrastructure, and traffic at locations around Chicago and immediately releasing that data for use by residents.
Data visualization is among the hottest of science and technology terms right now, gathering more attention and hype as experts deal with larger and larger collections of data. But data visualization is actually a centuries-old process, with classic types such as the bar graph and the pie chart dating back to the 1700s.
Last year, we launched our Inside The Discovery Cloud speaker series to highlight exciting Computation Institute projects across all five of our research areas. This year, we're bringing back the series and the two-speaker format, and focusing on a topic central to the CI mission: collaboration.