TED Talks is a series of consistently engaging videos featuring smart people talking about smart things. In this video, journalist David McCandless argues that data sets should be considered relatively – that is, that data is only meaningful in relation to other data. Therefore, it’s the job of researchers and journalists (and technical communicators) to find and convey those data relationships which illuminate the world in interesting ways:
UPDATE: Huntsville is offering TEDxHuntsville 2011, its own version of TED talks, this Sunday, November 6, from 1-5 pm. Registration is online at the link.