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Gapminder makes its way to the desktop

You've seen the presentation. You've seen the motion graph tool. But up until now, the data exploration tool, Trendalyzer, has always been in the browser.…

How data travels from phone to computer

Time Warner Cable explains how a picture travels from Jeff's phone to Vijay's laptop. Obviously it is a bit simplified. I spent a full semester…

Flowchart to lifelong happiness

The secret to lifelong happiness. If only it were so easy. [Typcut via swissmiss]…

Flowchart shows the startup business cycle

Technology and investment group HackFwd describes what it's like to work with them in a flowchart. In a nutshell: start with inspiration, work hard, impress…

Augmented reality taken to the extreme

Augmented reality, a computer trick to place the virtual within the real world, has barely cracked its way into most of our lives, but it's…

How Britain has changed since 1997

Prospect Magazine takes a look at how Britain has changed by the numbers from 1997 to present: Richer, fatter, living longer, more indebted, drunker, better…

JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit 2.0 released

Visualization in JavaScript is all the rage these days. Just a couple of years ago, this would've seemed ridiculous because the engines were too slow,…

Top World Cup players on Facebook

I always know when something exciting happens in the World Cup when my Facebook stream is flooded with announcements of a goooooooaaaal. On any given…

Geography of Lost island

GIS guy Jonah Adkins maps the geography of Lost (the tv series). It looks like I missed out on quite a bit. Unfortunately, I only…

Challenge: What is a FIFA player’s worth?

I really want to like this graphic on the "worth" of FIFA players. The colors pop and the topic is potentially interesting. There are some…

Mapping what your neighborhood used to look like

In part of their initiative to get young and old people to hang out, We Are What We Do, in collaboration with Google, built Historypin.…

Who participates online, by age

Arno Ghelfi for Businessweek reports on who's doing what online, separated by age. The grid aesthetic totally works for the Internet theme, which can feel…

Modern history of human communication

With the announcement of Google Voice for everyone, the big G describes the history of human communication in the graphic above - and consequently, how…

Facts and figures of London life

Field Design takes a look at a day in London: LDN24 is a new public art installation for the Museum of London. It draws filmic…

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…

Texting volume during World Cup matches

I love how major sporting events can captivate an entire country or region, especially when there's the data to show the collective pulse. We saw…

Education crisis explained in motion graphics

Buck, in collaboration with TakePart and An Inconvenient Truth director, Davis Guggenheim, describe the education crisis in America in motion graphics for upcoming documentary, Waiting…

Music animation machine

Anyone can listen to music, but how can you see it? The Music Animation Machine plays music (ancient MIDI files) and displays it in real-time.…

Wireless networks in the physical world

For the most part, you go about your day-to-day with little knowledge of all the bits and networks you walk past or intersect with. Designer…

How to beat Mario Brothers 3 in 11 minutes

I think it took me a few months to beat Super Mario Brothers 3 on Nintendo. Follow the directions in this graphic, and you should…

Taxonomy of the iPhone

Ben Millen diagrams the reach of the iPhone in our everyday lives: These are not maps in any conventional sense, but rather diagramatic representations of…

What America spends on gas and auto

In a follow-up to their graphic on what America spends on food and drink, personal finance site Bundle, with the help of Nicholas Felton, looks…