Hey Sarah, did you know…
Hey Sarah, did you know that 15 people (of 891 in the data sheet) whom were 24 years of age, in 1911, survived the Titanic, which is the highest survival rate per age group. There were 30, 24 year olds on the ship at the time. The next age group with the highest survival rate in the data sheet were 22 year olds, with 11 people in that age range surviving. There was a count of 27, 22 year olds on the ship.
This data is slightly skewed because the age groups with the most people on the ship were 24 and 22 year olds.
John Oliver on Science
In the John Oliver video from 2016, he discusses the pop-culture driving scientific studies and publications. My brother works for an aerospace engineering company in California, and he has disclosed very similar frustrations with the suffocation of so many studies. he expressed that data is often not fully considered in a holistic way and is done to please the mass, and gain popularity for certain companies/brands.
This is a very frustrating and disapointing topic for me, because it’s another condensed and oversaturated example of the evils of Capitalism. The demand of fun scientific research, that is contradictory and executed in an isolated environment, will only grow, probably faster than ever. The marriage of science and Capitalism is displayed in the form of corporations funding scientific projects, which leads to bias in the way the data is presented and represented in the publication process. Unfortunately, most scientific research centers are privately bankrolled and the companies that are still public, like NASA, will most likely shift to private funding soon due to lack of money funneling into the research. Until we solve our issue of private and publicly funded scientific centers, corporate monopolies, and our crave for an abundance of skewed data, then this will always be an issue.
Reflections on Color Theory For Designers by Cameron Chapman
Chapman says, “Cultural differences can compound those effects, with a hue that’s happy and uplifting in one country becoming depressing in another,” which I think is an important point to preface with. I thought about this when I was charting my data and chose green and red, which immediately directed my thoughts to Christmas. Before choosing red and green, I thought about purple and yellow, but decided against this due to the implication of those colors representing the LA Lakers basketball team. I’m sure these color choices would be no reference or concern to someone in a different country and vice versa.
I think that colors evoke deeper emotional catharsis and subconcious desire beyond the ones references and explained in the article. I also think that it’s not totally necessary to try and categorize and define each of the cultural, emotional, and analytical implications of each color and tone. It’s good to know the general weight that a color will have on the viewer of your design/graph, but it seems like such a subjective and broad topic, that with even the meanings listed, there are personal references, beyond the general and cultural, that will be at play.