One of the challenges of writing our Philosophy of Information textbook was finding the right platform for working together with 10+ authors on a single writing-project. Unlike the authors of the HoTT-book, we didn't opt for the most advanced option, namely git and GitHub, but for a mix of Word, SkyDrive, Google-Docs (now Google-drive), and Dropbox.
I’m David McCandless, a London-based author, writer and designer. I’ve written for The Guardian, Wired and others. I’m into anything strange and interesting. These days I’m an independent data journalist and information designer. A passion of mine is visualizing information – facts, data, ideas, subjects, issues, statistics, questions – all with the minimum of words. I’m interested in how designed information can help us understand the world, cut through BS and reveal the hidden connections, patterns and stories underneath. Or, failing that, it can just look cool!