Friday, November 8, 2019

Data and the junk in our lives

Spotting data visualizations and infographics in movies is a little pastime of mine. The latest case appears in the trailer of the upcoming Pixar movie, 'Soul'. A character is sitting in front of a large dashboard chockablock with data visualizations. The narrator says “don't waste your time with all the junk of life,” and the character tosses the screens away. Maybe the message of the movie is that Jazz is preferable to data? Why not both? I'm intrigued. Watch the trailer here; it looks beautiful.