By Casey Rae
Before the Internet, few outside of research or technical vocations had much concern with data. Now, as users and producers in an increasingly Internet-centric economy, we’re all swept up in the dataflood. All of this activity, individually and in the aggregate, contributes to the massive volume of data generated every day. Contextualizing all of this information and translating it for human comprehension is one of the key challenges of our time.