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Jonathan Ezer is the founder of Kindea Labs, a firm that creates visualizations of complex ideas. He completed his PhD from the London School of Economics on the topic of I.T. in developing countries. He honed his communication skills on stage at stand-up comedy clubs, and through avid travel writing.

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Best Animated Science Videos of 2015

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2015 | 2:18 PM

2015 was fantastic year for the dissemination of science. So many scientists have used creative animation to tell the world what they do, and why it matters. Here are my nominees for the Best Animated Science Videos of 2015.

5. This video sheds light on the Financial Impact of Cancer,...

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Are we smart because we have culture? Or do we have culture because we're smart?

(0) Comments | Posted November 30, 2015 | 8:14 PM

A new book by Joe Henrich Professor at Harvard University makes the argument that our cultural evolution has gone hand in hand with our genetic evolution. It's an interesting argument, pulled together using data from several different sources. Kindea Labs created a cool visualization:

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America's Real Racism Problem -- Visualized

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 4:10 PM

Matthew Yglesias wrote a thought provoking piece on the Donald Sterling controversy, and racism in America.

The article contained several rich ideas, and Kindea Labs created a visualization of the main points:



White it's encouraging to think about the progress that's been made so far, the subtle nature of contemporary racism is very...

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Ten Companies Apple Could Buy - Wired Visualization

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 1:11 PM

Marcus Wohlsen wrote a great article about Apple for Wired Magazine. We liked it, so we visualized it using some of our latest techniques.

Conceptual Animation is an idea we are developing at Kindea Labs to help explain complex ideas in a way that...

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Would the NSA Have Stopped 9/11?

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2014 | 9:10 AM

Peter Bergen wrote a fascinating op-ed for CNN about the NSA. We liked it, so we animated it, using some of our latest techniques.

"Conceptual Animation" is an idea that we are developing at Kindea Labs. Our aim is to explain difficult ideas in an innovative way that...

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Incredible Visualization of American Culture

(0) Comments | Posted December 26, 2013 | 5:49 PM

Tim Wu wrote a fascinating article in the New Republic about Netflix's war on mass culture. We liked it, so we animated it, using some of our latest techniques.

"Conceptual Animation" is an idea that we are developing at Kindea Labs. Our aim is to explain...

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The Attacking Ocean -- Visualization

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 9:54 AM

Brian Fagan has written a new book called The Attacking Ocean about rising sea levels. We've enjoyed his other works, so we created a book visualization using some of our latest techniques.

"Conceptual Animation" is an idea that we are developing at Kindea Labs. Our aim...

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Looking Forward to Writing on the Wall by Tom Standage

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 2:26 PM

Tom Standage recently published a new book called Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years. We've enjoyed his other works, so we created a book visualization using some of our latest techniques.

"Conceptual Animation" is an idea that we are developing at

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Kindea Labs Animates Elizabeth Warren

(7) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 4:05 PM

Elizabeth Warren recently published an op-ed proposing a new law to address the root causes of the financial crisis.

We liked it, so we animated it, using some of our latest techniques.

"Conceptual Animation" is an idea that we are developing at Kindea Labs. Our aim...

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Kindea Labs Animates The Atlantic

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 9:56 AM

Richard Florida recently published an article in The Atlantic called "The Boom Towns and Ghost Towns of the New Economy."

We liked it, so we animated it, using some of our latest techniques.

"Conceptual Animation" is an idea that we are developing at Kindea Labs. Our aim is...

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An Open Letter To Jeff Smisek, President Of United Airlines

(117) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 8:00 AM

Dear Jeff Smisek,

Last month, I passed the 25,000 mile mark and became a Premier Silver member on United Airlines. I expected the typical feelings of pride and self-importance that "status" usually confers, but my feelings were tempered by the many bad experiences on United in recent months.

These...

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Dreaming of Hurricane Irene

(2) Comments | Posted August 26, 2011 | 7:03 PM

I'm sitting in my apartment overlooking New York Harbor while CNN News plays in the background. They're talking about the effects of Hurricane Irene, they show the cone of possible paths for the storm. NYC is right in the center. Then they show a model of the low-lying areas, where...

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Did you know there is a "Frugal" literature?

(1) Comments | Posted November 21, 2010 | 8:15 PM

In an article in the latest Atlantic Monthly, I just found out about the "frugal" literature. Until today, I had no idea bookstores were teeming with titles such as:

* The Cheapskate Next Door
* America's Cheapest Family
*

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Will Americans Care About Kate Middleton?

(11) Comments | Posted November 16, 2010 | 10:32 PM

Today's announcement of the engagement between Prince William and Kate Middleton was big news worldwide. But in the U.S., it was a "world news" story, with little importance at home.

Much of the focus was on Kate's ring, how William proposed, and what Kate's dress might look like.

For Britons,...

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Debate: Does Facebook Have Social Value?

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2010 | 4:17 PM

In my Information Systems class at Rider University, we hold debates about current IS issues.

The first debate of the semester was about Facebook. The specific motion: Facebook is under-appreciated, it has tremendous social value.

I had assumed that most students would be pro-Facebook. After all, these were...

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Why do so many I.T projects fail?

(4) Comments | Posted September 10, 2010 | 12:26 PM

According to an often-quoted study from the Gartner Group, 75% of I.T. projects fail. The Standish Group conducts an annual survey of I.T. projects. Their latest report shows a decrease in project success rates.

  • 32% of all projects succeeded: delivered on time, on budget, with required...
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Still No Al Jazeera in New York

(11) Comments | Posted August 25, 2010 | 1:37 PM

My wife and I were recently traveling through Europe. While resting in our hotel room, we quickly got bored of CNN International, and gingerly switched to the "depraved" channel.

Of course, we had heard about Al Jazeera. We heard that it was anti-American. We heard it was propaganda. From websites...

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Love For Toronto

(9) Comments | Posted June 28, 2010 | 1:46 AM

When I was a kid growing up in Toronto, schools were visited by a police car named Blinky. It was regular police car fitted with bright blue eyes, long eyelashes and a funny nose. Blinky was a gimmick designed to teach kids about safety and help introduce school children to...

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There Were 10 German Bombers in the Air

(71) Comments | Posted June 28, 2010 | 12:58 AM

Yesterday marked England's exit from the FIFA World Cup tournament. A sad day for England fans, not only in the U.K., but around the globe.

I became a soccer fan when I lived in London and have supported England ever since. More than anything, I loved the sight of...

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Watching The World Cup in New York

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2010 | 12:19 PM

The World Cup is undoubtedly the Greatest Global Party. 32 teams from the around the world, competing in a game that is simple yet beautiful, the very definition of sublime. This year's cup is even more poignant, the first world cup on the African continent.

It will be watched by...

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