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CCS Celebrates Innovation at ACCelerate Festival at the Smithsonian

In Washington, D.C., for a weekend getaway, graduate student Marissa Lisenbee stumbled on a most unexpected sight when she decided to explore the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History last Friday. There, on the first floor, her physical therapy teacher was demonstrating an ingenious device that employs music to help amputees learn to walk again. “I knew he was working on prosthetics, but I didn’t know what his project...

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Miami Day of Civic Hacking 10/21/17 focuses on Urban Resilience

CCS is excited to be participating in Code for Miami's National Day of Civic Hacking. Join us on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Miami - Cambridge Innovation Center , located at the Converge Miami building (formerly University of Miami Life Science and Technology Park), 1951 NW 7th Avenue, Suite 600, Miami, FL 33136. National Day of Civic 'Hacking' is an annual international event centered on promoting open data initiatives and...

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GIS Day at UM Wednesday 11/15/17

GIS Day at the University of Miami will take place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Donna E. Shalala Student Center, 1330 Miller Drive, Coral Gables 33146. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.  The featured Keynote Speaker will be Lauren James, Graphics Editor for National Geographic.  With a background in studio art, community development, and geography, Lauren is a graphics editor with a...

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Google is Putting its Massive Amount of Health and Disease Data to Use

Consumers flock to Google to learn about health conditions like cancer, heart disease and diabetes. In recent years, the search engine has been looking for ways to put its growing volume of health data to use. Google's News Lab, which is designed to help journalists and researchers use Google tools for storytelling and understanding data, introduced a new tool this week specifically focused on health care and disease. On the...

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What Happens When Google Turns Artists Loose On Its Search Data

Google News Lab is inviting artists and designers to dig into its massive trove of data about what the world Googles.  Data journalists work at the crossroads of reportage and visual creativity. They tell stories by shaping information like journalists do, but they communicate through visceral and compelling visuals. The same can be said of data artists, who emphasize the illustrative qualities of visualization over facts and...

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