Weekend Minis – Globes, Maps, and Job Opportunity

Posted to Maps  |  Nathan Yau

New York Talk ExchangeNew York Talk Exchange – Illustrates the global exchange of information in real time by visualizing volumes of long distance telephone and IP (Internet Protocol) data flowing between New York and cities around the world.

A Week in LifeA Week In the Life – A data sculpture made out of cardboard representing movement and communication from a cell phone in one week to increase awareness of the German Telecommunications Data Retention Act.

National Gruntledness IndexNational Gruntledness Index – A heat map showing where in the United States most people are, um, gruntled. Is this for real? Somehow I don’t think the entire country is pissed off.

DanweiLooking for a Design Job in China? – Danwei is looking for a smart, skilled creator who can present raw economic data in a very visual way.



Real Chart Rules to Follow

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Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

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Jobs Charted by State and Salary

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Interactive: When Do Americans Leave For Work?

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