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Network diagrams simplified

Network diagrams are notoriously messy. Even a small number of nodes can be overwhelmed by their chaotic placement and relationships. Cody Dunne of HCIL showed…

Manuel Lima’s animated talk

Wow, Manuel Lima, Senior UX Designer at Bing, got through a world of information in this 11 minute RSA Animate video. He spoke about the…

Agreement groups in the US Senate

PhD student Adrien Friggeri demonstrates a new clustering algorithm with a visualization of the agreement groups within the United States Senate over time. As you…

Where Campaign Spending is Going to

Making use of data from the Federal Election Commission and The New York Times Campaign Finance API, ProPublica takes a closer look at where campaign…

Redefining NBA Basketball Positions

For the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference a few weeks ago, Stanford biomechanical engineering student and Ayasdi analyst Muthu Alagappan presented his work on redefining…

March Madness power rankings

With NCAA March Madness in full swing, the basketball graphics are out in full force. This one by Angi Chau, shows the probabilities of teams…

Character relationships in the Iliad

The Iliad is an epic poem by Homer with a lot of characters and story lines going on at once. I vaguely remember reading bits…

Password reuse visualizer from Mozilla

When you use the same password for every online account, there could be trouble down the line if one of those sites was breached. You…

Watching ‘wtf Wikipedia’ as SOPA/PIPA blackout begins

While SOPA and PIPA are no laughing matter (join the strike), the reaction from those on Twitter who don't know what's going on is great…

Spot visualizes tweet commonalities

Twitter is an organic online location, full of retweets, conversations, and link sharing. Jeff Clark tries to show these inner workings with his newest interactive,…

High-resolution maps of science

While we're on the topic of academic papers and how they're linked, Johan Bollen et. al used clickstream data to draw detailed maps of science,…

Visualizing citations in research literature

From Autodesk Research, Citeology is an interactive that visualizes connections in academic research via paper citations: The names of each of the 3,502 papers published…

Backbone of the flavor network

Food flavors across cultures and geography vary a lot. Some cuisines use a lot of scallion and ginger, whereas another might use a lot of…

Rise and fall of riot rumors on Twitter

During the riots in London this past summer, a lot of information spread quickly about what was going on. Some of that information was true…

What topics science lovers link to the most

Hilary Mason, chief scientist at bitly, examined links to 600 science pages and the pages that those people visited next: The results revealed which subjects…

Who owes what to whom in Europe

As the Eurozone crisis develops, the BBC News has a look at what country owes what to whom: Europe is struggling to find a way…

Politilines shows what candidates talk about during debates

If you don't watch the candidate debates — and let's face it, that's just about everyone — you pretty much miss everything, except for stuff…

Google+ Ripples show influence and how posts are shared

Posts and links get shared over and over again, but we usually don't know how. We get counts, but who shares what and how far…

All numbers lead to one

In 1937, mathematician Lothar Collatz proposed that given the following algorithm, you will always end at the number 1: Take any natural number, n. If…

Who owns the beer

When you walk the beer aisle at the grocery store, there are lots of different brands and types, so it can be easy to think…

Mobile patent lawsuits

Mike Bostock visualizes mobile patent lawsuits, improving on a graphic from Thomson Reuters that wasn't so good. Dashed lines are resolved suits and green ones…

People moving

Hundreds of thousands of people immigrate every year, with some countries seeing higher rates than others. To compare and to gain a better sense of…