Nov 24, 2010

The Clock is Ticking: Duarte's thought-provoking video info-graphic about the negative impact of the economy in Long Island (via Innovative Interactivity)

The Clock is Ticking from Long Island Index on Vimeo.
I came across the above video infographic on the Tracy Boyer's Innovative Interactivity blog. In a few minutes, it tells a story about how the economic downturn has impacted Long Island. 
My take-away from the video?   We are not provided an accurate or meaningful picture from traditional media sources about our nation's economic woes.  It is a good sign that the stock market is doing better, on balance, than in 2008, but the economic wounds run wide and deep.  These wounds need to be counted and presented in a way that makes sense to policy makers AND the rest of us!  If not, the cycle will repeat.  

Tracy discovered the video from a post on the Simple Complexity website:
The Clock is Ticking On Long Island: Infographic Video
Neal Levene, Simple Complexity, 11/22/10
"Simple Complexity: Making Simple Sense From Complex Data"
The video was created by Duarte, a company that focuses on visual means of information presentation. Duarte is known for supporting presentation literacy using VisualStory methodology.

Comment:  Wouldn't it be great if we could simply load data related to our own communities and regions and have it automatically feed into this sort of video info-graphic?!

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