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Neil Halloran
Creator of The Fallen of WWII and The Shadow Peace. Data visualization + documentary filmmaking. Films free to watch at & YouTube.
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Neil Halloran Mar 18
Replying to @chadloder @backlon
cc "What about bread?" "Our bread is flat and cooked on a griddle." "Is that naan standard?"
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Neil Halloran Mar 15
Replying to @G_o_o_d_y
h/t 😉
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Neil Halloran Mar 15
A wonderful visual explanation of slowing Corona's spread by at .
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Neil Halloran Mar 15
Replying to @G_o_o_d_y
Wow that's good. Thanks for sharing Dave! All good here - hope you all are weathering all this ok!
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Neil Halloran Mar 11
p.s. Alberto - so excited that you are speaking at Philly's dataviz meetup thanks to ... and so bummed I'm not going to be there b/c of spring break (meanwhile our spring break plans are getting the Corona re-think along with all plans everywhere)
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Neil Halloran Mar 11
Oh I see this conversation also happened here via
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Neil Halloran Mar 11
Maybe that's true. If it's not true - i.e. total infections is very much determined by rate of transmission - then the flatten the curve chart makes a good point about health resources while communicating a false sense of fatalism
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Neil Halloran Mar 11
I've read a few explainers, but I don't understand a key piece. says "Even if you don’t reduce total cases, slowing down the rate of an epidemic can be critical." I get that, but doesn't slowing the rate also reduce total cases?
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Neil Halloran Mar 4
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Neil Halloran Mar 3
Can't wait! I mean, I can - take whatever time you need. What an incredible series!
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Neil Halloran Feb 28
Replying to @Coach_Hartman32
Thanks for letting me know Matt! Wonderful to hear. I regularly hear about it being used by older ages, e.g. high school classes, when covering WWII. I have a 5th grade son and I think he’s old enough (and was last year)... but that age group is prob the minimum (?)
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Dr James O'Donoghue Feb 20
This is how measurements of rain & snow are taken by 10 satellites of the Global Precipitation Measurement Constellation! The accumulated data gives a constant picture of global weather Credit: NASA Scientific Visualization Studio /NASA/JAXA GPM
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Neil Halloran Feb 21
Whoa - I've never seen that before. Such a cool story. ❤️❤️
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Neil Halloran Feb 21
Replying to @gregmore @mslima and 5 others
Been thinking about this (great) point b/c I have it the other way around, probably b/c I'm stumbling with intrinsic v. extrinsic. Is the intrinsic impact of a creative work easier to quantify b/c of its close relationship to audience size (# people who read the book)?
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Neil Halloran Feb 21
Replying to @steveayon @mslima and 3 others
As for problem that even most impactful public education projects (viz or not) can’t be measured easily, an over simplistic take: when a story is shared on social media for non political / tribal reasons, there’s a good chance people are learning something.
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Neil Halloran Feb 21
Replying to @steveayon @mslima and 3 others
Good example of identifiable impact. Saw a talk years ago (I think at ) highlighting some cool stories.
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Neil Halloran Feb 16
Replying to @MaxCRoser @jschwabish
You could argue that, since ratings are lifeblood of journalism, the shift from dry facts&figures to emotional anecdotes was evolutionary / what audiences want. If we could only discover that facts&figures don’t have to be dry&unemotional.... (see my confirmation bias at play)
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Neil Halloran Feb 16
Replying to @MaxCRoser @jschwabish
Hey Max. Excited about this project! I once looked for a book that covered this shift in journalism described by John Yorke on ‘s podcast - never found it but didn’t look hard
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Neil Halloran Feb 6
Congrats Ad!
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Neil Halloran Jan 30
Replying to @JamieGarroch
So great to hear Jamie! I would love to get a 16-year old's impression of my current film on climate change and science skepticism. If interested in seeing a rough cut, let me know!
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