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Introvert’s heart mapped

Cartoonist Gemma Correll mapped the introvert's heart, from recluse corner to the town of online ordering. Seems about right. It's also available in print, so…

Mapping plastic in the ocean

In research efforts to understand marine debris, Andres Cozar CabaƱas et al recently published findings on plastic debris in the open ocean. National Geographic and…

When the world sleeps

An additional hour of sleep can make a huge difference in how you feel the next day (especially when you have kids). It's the ability…

Everywhere Jonny Cash went, man

Johnny Cash says he went to a lot of places in his song, "I've Been Everywhere." Iain Mullan had some fun with the location list…

Talking Ferguson on Twitter and localness

For trending topics, Twitter likes to show an animated map of how a lot of people talked about something at once. They pushed one out…

Map of military surplus distribution

With the situation in Ferguson, the New York Times mapped the distribution of military surplus through Defense Department program. Equipment, especially assault rifles, have gone…

FuelBand Fibers visualizes daily activities beautifully

Leading up to a Nike women's 10k run, design studio Variable made FuelBand Fibers, an artistic interpretation of a week of activity from seven individuals.…

State of birth, by state and over time

We've seen migration within the United States before, but Gregor Aisch, Robert Gebeloff, and Kevin Quealy for the Upshot take a more time-centric look at…

Interactive documentary takes you through space and orbits

Impressive work in A Spacecraft for All: This Chrome Experiment follows the unlikely odyssey of the ISEE-3, a spacecraft launched in 1978 to study the…

Where the poor live, a decade comparison

To better understand race and poverty, MetroTrends maps where people live whose income is below the poverty line. The history, geography, and politics of individual…

Mapping the spread of drought, nationally

Although California has perhaps had it the worst, drought also affects other states, mainly the southwestern ones. Mike Bostock and Kevin Quealy for the New…

California drought in small multiples

To show the increased levels of drought throughout the state of California, Kyle Kim and Thomas Suh Lauder for the LA Times showed weekly change…

Wi-Fi strength revealed in physical space

Digital Ethereal is a project that explores wireless, making what's typically invisible visible and tangible. In the piece above, a handheld sensor is used to…

Google Doodle Venn diagram

In celebration of John Venn's 180th birthday, today's Google Doodle produces a Venn diagram with the two O's in Google's name. Click the play button…

Cultural history via where notable people died

A group of researchers used where "notable individuals" were born and place of death, based on data from Freebase, as a lens into culture history.…

Network visualization game to understand how a disease spreads

Vax, a game by Ellsworth Campbell and Isaac Bromley, explores how a disease spreads through a network, starting with just one infected person. It's a…

Explorations of People Movements

A new data source gave rise to a different set of visualization projects. We see people.

Civilian casualties in Gaza

Lazaro Gamio and Richard Johnson for the Washington Post cover civilian deaths in the recent Gaza conflict, namely child civilians. Red icons represent children. Similar…

A decade of Yelp review trends

Yelp released an amusing tool that lets you see how the use of word in reviews has changed over the site's decade of existence. From…

Senator John Walsh plagiarism, color-coded

John Walsh, the U.S. Senator from Montana, is in the news lately for plagiarizing a large portion of his final paper towards his master's degree.…

Editing photos as if they were audio files

Masuma Ahuja and Denise Lu for the Washington Post applied a technique called databending to a bunch of photos. The idea is that computer files…

Voter approval rates as butt plugs

From a couple of years ago, but still relevant, I think. Matthew Epler took candidate approval ratings (again, this is from a little while ago),…