Interesting talk on data visualization. I like that the talk focused not really on the visualizaiton part, but that you need to contrast data / put it in context to make the visualizations make sense. David gives a few scenarios such as reporting not just raw numbers (military budget), but needing to relate that to GDP; when doing that, the visualizaitons completly change their influence on the viewer.
Here's a youtube video showing some of the Kinect stuff from Mix'11:
John Papa posted this on his blog. I thought this was the best part of mix, and I suggest taking the time to read it and check out the photos. I also feel like I got my 15 minutes of fame with my photo being taken with Glenn Block (I'm on the right):
I'd like to share a video I made at Mix, as well as also show one I found on YouTube of a part of the second day keynote.
The first I took and is of the MSR team using Kinect to drive the virtual telescope data. I love they way this shows flying through the solar system with just your hands:
The next is of the Kinect Drivable Lounge Chair:
I asked how much this cost to make and he said something like $30,000!