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Exploratory tool for school admissions

With thousands of applications, it can be tough deciding who to admit in to your program. The aptly named Admitulator, by Golan Levin, helps faculty sort things out: Admitulator 2.0…

Music listening preferences by gender

Last.fm intern Joachim Van Herwegen has a quick look at listening habits by age and gender: The sizes of the artists' names indicate how popular they are, while their position…

Journalism in the Age of Data

In the words of Terrell Owens, get your popcorn ready, because this video (below) is awesome. During his Knight Journalism fellowship at Stanford, Geoff McGhee interviewed visualization trendsetters on how…

Who gets what if tax cuts are extended

There are some major tax decisions to be made soon, and they'll affect you differently, depending on what bracket you're in. Bill Marsh of The New York Times takes a…

Augmented reality atlas

The mockup examples are more cool factor than useful in this augmented reality book by Mark Lukas, but I'm sure an extra dimension could be of use somehow. I'm just…

Expense visualizer

In an effort to make Canadian government expense data more accessible, FFunction designed the Expense Visualizer. A slider on top lets you filter by time, and small graphs show spending…

Europe geographically stereotyped

We tend to see the world in different ways, depending on what part of the world we live in. If you've never been to California, you probably associate it with…

History of the Blitz bombings

In September 1940, Nazi Germany began bombing London for 76 consecutive nights in what is now known as The Blitz. There was tons of destruction obviously, but you'd never know…

Tune in live to Data Visualization and Infographics meetup

The NY Data Visualization and Infographics meetup is about to start, and you can tune in to the livecast below. It's 4:20pm PST right now, so they'll probably be starting…

Bore hole for Chilean miners

As most of you know, there are 33 Chilean miners trapped 2,230 feet underground. That's about two Eifel Towers, and it's going to be a few months before they're rescued.…

Race and ethnicity mapped by block

Instead of breaking up demographics by defined boundaries, Bill Rankin uses dots to show the more subtle changes across neighborhoods in a map of Chicago using block-specific data US Census.…

Electronic Medical Records by the numbers

In 2009, legislation mandated that doctors make use of electronic medical records by 2013 to help make the healthcare process run smoother and more efficiently. This information video (below) produced…

History of the Iraq War through Wikipedia edits

Through high school and sometimes beyond we're taught history as absolute fact. It's in the books so it happened. A lot of it is true, but there are often disagreements,…

The state of mapping APIs

O'Reilly Radar surveys the state of mapping APIs from old sources (like Google) and new ones (like CloudMade). Spoiler alert: there's a lot of opportunity out there. Maps took over…

Evolving path of the Mississippi River

We often think of rivers as following a given path for the course of its life, but really, the path changes over time as the flow cuts into the earth.…

Where your neighbors commute to and from

Some people live in areas where a one-hour commute both ways is common, while others practically live across the street from their workplaces. Engineer slash designer Harry Kao has an…

Illustration of ideas and concepts

In a different take on the infographic, RSA Animate illustrates the ideas and concepts proposed by invited speakers at RSA lectures. A recorded audio version lecture runs in the background…

Battle for Web supremacy

Blend Interactive maps points of control for the Web 2.0 Summit in the style of the Risk board game. Areas of the Web are shown as continents, and countries are…

The future of self-service banking

Too many slots. Too many buttons. Spanish bank BBVA and design consultancy IDEO rethink the ATM: ATMs were first introduced over 40 years ago and since then many features have…

Social life of Foursquare users mapped

Foursquare, the location-based social network, lets people share their location with others in the form of checkins. Map all of those checkins, and you get a sense of social hotspots…

Faith and poverty in the world

Using data from a recent Gallup report showing a correlation between wealth and faith, Charles M. Blow reports in graphic form. Each sphere, sized by population, represents a country. Spheres…

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 about). The tough part is…