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Using Flickr as a Paintbrush

Andy Woodruff from Cartogrammar uses average color in Flickr photos to map the colors that people take the most pictures of. The above for example, shows the common colors of…

This Would Be Perfect for a Roomba Commercial

You know the Roomba from iRobot? It's the robot vacuum cleaner that is supposed to do the work on its own so that you don't have to. I've seen video…

Failed Space Missions to Mars

The above graphic shows missions to mars starting in 1960 to present (top to bottom). Paths are colored by country, and as you can see it's been a lot of…

Information vs. Confusion

You gotta love Jessica Hagy. If you've got the skills you should be able to widen the valley in that curve significantly. Have a nice weekend all. [via Cool Infographics]…

Open Thread: What the **** is Visualization Anyways?

I think ever since visualization got started, people have been asking this question. Some... okay, many describe it as purely an analytical tool. Others (i.e. me) are a little more…

How Much Do CEOs Make in the United States?

GOOD magazine's most recent transparency contest asked designers to focus their powers on showing CEO compensation in the United States.…

When Twitter Says Good Morning Around the World

Jer Thorp, an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada, visualizes when people "wake up" on Twitter, or when they say good morning, rather. Here it is in its 3-d globe…

An Addiction to Charts and Graphs

Haha, Jason Segel is hilarious. In this episode of How I Met Your Mother Segel's character Marshall has an interesting addiction that I think many FD readers can relate to.…

One Life, One Stacked Area Chart

Ben Fogarty uses a stacked area chart to represent his life. To us outsiders looking in it's not much more than that, but to Ben I am sure there is…

The S&P 500 as a Planetary System

The Stock Ticker Orbital Comparison, or STOC for short, from media student James Grant, uses a planetary system metaphor to display activity with the S&P 500. Each circle represents a…

You Are Not Allowed to Read this Book

What would a freshman English class be without Of MIce and Men? No George or Lenny? People in Appomattox, Virginia seem to think it'd be just fine. The National Coalition…

The Geography of Job Loss

While on the topic of job loss and unemployment, here's an animated map from Tip Strategies that shows job gains and losses over time. Red means loss and green means…

Mass Layoffs by Industry

As we all know, many people, much more than usual, have lost their jobs during the past few years. Visual Economics shows layoffs and changes in unemployment rate by industry…

Trendsmap Shows Twitter Trends Geographically

Twitter shows trending topics, but it's for the entire user base. You can only see what everyone on Twitter is talking about at any given time. Trendsmap, on the other…

Facebook Measures Happiness in Status Updates

As we all know, Facebook lets people update their friends with status updates, and with millions of users, that's a lot of data. Look at the aggregated data over time,…

Google Acquisitions Subway Map

Tack another graphic to the growing list of subway map metaphors. Meet the Boss "maps" Google acquisitions and investments, color-coding tracks by industry. The maroon track, for example, represents video,…

Watch the Giants of Finance Shrink… Then Grow

From Karl Russel and Shan Carter of The New York Times is this animated tree map to show the shrinking, and eventual partial regrowth, in market value of this country's…

Infographic Music Video on the Elements – They Might Be Giants

It's not often you get a Grammy-winning band to play a song for a children's album with an infographic music video on the scientific elements, but that's what you get…

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep – Good Night and Tough Luck

Hilarious as always, Christoph Niemann illustrates in his graphical New York Times op-ed how getting a good night's sleep is easier said than done, especially when you have a small…

Food Assistance on the Rise

GOOD magazine, in collaboration with Gavin Potenza, takes a look at food assistance over the past several months. Since November 2008, there's been an increase in the number of people…

Earth Through the Eyes of Astronauts

Bella Gaia, or Beautiful Earth, is a unique view of earth through the eye's of astronauts in an effort to provide some sentiment to our home planet.…

2009 MTV VMA Twitter Tracker Live

The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards are on right now (and I'm sure all of you are watching). Check out the live VMA Twitter tracker by Stamen and Radian6. It's…

Vintage Infographics From the 1930s

Someone needs to get me a paper copy of Willard Cope Brinton's Graphic Presentation (1939), because it is awesome.…

3 In-depth Views of Flight Delays and Cancellations

Have you ever rushed to the airport only to find that your flight was delayed or canceled? In the most recent Data Expo at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings, data…

Stimulus Funding Map is ‘Slick as Hell’

As you know, states have received billions of dollars of federal stimulus funding. But do you know where all the money goes? Stamen Design, in its most recent project with…

10 More Infographic Reasons Why You Should Go Green

In this day and age, we should all be thinking about how we can better conserve the environment, because if we don't, well you know, the planet will die. In…

Ben Fry Visualizes the Evolution of Darwin’s Ideas

Ben Fry, well-known for Processing and plenty of other data goodness, announced his most recent piece, On the Origin of Species: The Preservation of Favoured Traces, made possible by The…

A Road Map to Success

May you make it to the top of the mountain of success. I think I'm somewhere around the mountain of lack of preparation. Where are you? [via Strange Maps] UPDATE:…

Highs and Lows of Being a Young Man

i-am-bored graphs the horrible to awesome of becoming a man. Growing up ain't easy. So who's going to do the highs and lows of being a young woman? Have a…

The World of Seinfeld

After yesterday's weirdness, I'm in the mood for something light. The show about nothing lasted nine seasons, during which Jerry, George, Kramer, and Elaine interacted with a whole lot of…