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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…

How tech companies are interconnected

Sarah Kessler and Nick Sigler examine the interconnectedness between major tech companies. I think this might be the beginnings of a tech version of Six…

The Vizosphere

There are lots of people on Twitter who talk visualization. Moritz Stefaner had some fun with Gephi for a view of a whole lot of…

Computer assisted design and the 9/11 Memorial

Digital artist Jer Thorp discusses the algorithm and tool used to arrange 9/11 victims' names based on who they were with when they died. The…

All roads lead to philosophy, on Wikipedia

Jeffrey Winter tests a hunch about links leading to philosophy on Wikipedia: There was an idea floating around that continuously following the first link of…

Exploring NYT news and its authors

The IBM Visual Communication Lab published their first of what I hope many sketches exploring topics covered by The New York Times and its authors…

Movies with multiple Harry Potter wizards

I feel like whenever I watch a British film, I see a Harry Potter wizard or witch in it. I guess I'm not imagining things.…

March Madness bracketology – winners and losers

Working off last year's bracketology graphic, Leonardo Aranda took a simpler approach in showing all the winners and losers from the NCAA tournament from 1985…

Explore your LinkedIn network visually with InMaps

LinkedIn has been having some fun with their data lately. They opened up the career tree a couple of months ago, and today they announced…

Similarities between PhD dissertations

Certain fields of study tend to cover many of the same topics. Many times, the two fields go hand-in-hand. Electrical engineering, for example, ties tightly…

Build your LinkedIn career tree

How did you get to where you are now in your work life? What about Barack Obama? Ashton Kutcher? Jon Stewart? In a collaboration between…

Why network visualization is useful

AT&T Labs' Infoviz research group describes network graphs and their many uses: There is information in the connections. A glance is enough to identify nodes…

Mexican drug cartel network map

I'm not entirely sure what we're looking at here, other than relationships between Mexican drug cartels. Maybe someone can shed some light on the subject.…

Billionaires’ favorite politicians

Jon Bruner for Forbes reports on billionaire contributions to politicians over the past four years: The billionaires on the Forbes 400 list have given more…

Where refugees come from

Thousands of people flee their country every year, and the travel patterns are by no means easy to understand. Christian Behrens, in a revamp of…

Software evolution storylines

In a follow up to code_swarm, a visualization to show the development of software projects, Michael Ogawa has another look with Software Evolution Storylines: My…

Mobile patent lawsuits

It seems like all the mobile groups are suing each other these days. Who's suing whom? What company is suing the most? Who's getting sued…

Various ways to rate a college

There are a bunch of college ratings out there to help students decide what college to apply to (and give something for alumni to gloat…

Pseudo-variety and ownership of the soft drink industry

When you buy soft drinks and other beverages at the grocery store, most likely you're buying something that is part of a bigger brand. We…

What online marketers know about you

Andrew Garcia Philips and Sarah Slobin (plus five data gatherers) of The Wall Street Journal report on the prevalence of trackers and cookies on the…

Imported World Cup players

The World Cup is an event where countries from all over the world compete, but what about the teams themselves? Players may play for a…