The Universe in 2009 from Seed Magazine

Posted to Data Art  |  Nathan Yau

Seed Magazine, a publication dedicated to cool things in science, give us The Universe in 2009:

In 2009, we are celebrating curiosity and creativity with a dynamic look at the very best ideas that give us reason for optimism. Rethink your assumptions and post better questions about the future.

The Universe in 09 is essentially a simple mosaic where each tile is an idea. There’s something that resembles a bar graph up top. Each bar represents a category, and as you scroll over a category, the height of the bar represents the numbers of ideas in that category (I think). It’s not meant to be analytical really. It’s mostly for fun, and they did a pretty good job at accomplishing that goal. The interaction is pretty entertaining. Check it out for yourself.



Pizza Place Geography

Most of the major pizza chains are within a 5-mile radius of where I live, so I have my pick, …

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?

Divorce and Occupation

Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower. Salary also probably plays a role.

How You Will Die

So far we’ve seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let’s put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age.