Visualization

Showing the stories in data through statistics, design, aesthetics, and code.

Every known drone attack in Pakistan

It’s hard to know the impact of drone attacks as outsiders looking in,…

A visualization of pi for high school math students

On Kickstarter: A project that uses a visualization of pi to connect Brooklyn…

Internet Census

Upon discovering hundreds of thousands open embedded devices on the Internet, an anonymous…

Interactive: Common chord progressions in 1,300 songs

If you listen to the radio long enough, you’ve probably noticed that many…

A new brand of cartographer

Emily Underwood on new cartographers and the growing field: Geographers have traditionally studied…

How to be Interesting by Jessica Hagy

Jessica Hagy, the one who made Venn diagrams on index cards popular, has…

An exploration of how Oscar winners express gratitude

Each year, Oscar speeches seem to follow a similar format, with familiar names…

App shows what the Internet looks like

In a collaboration between PEER 1 Hosting, Steamclock Software, and Jeff Johnston, the…

Choosing the right seat

It can be tricky picking the right seat at a dinner party. So…

Word tree for any URL or Twitter username

In 2007, Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda ViĆ©gas created the word tree, a search…

The world as one city

When we build models of the world, we often think of it broken…

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon, a 17th century social network

These days it’s relatively easy to figure out connections between people via email,…

Average commute times mapped

The United States Census Bureau just released county-level commute estimates for 2011, based…

Bettings lines for becoming the next pope

Who’s going to be the next pope? I know all of you are…

SimCity 2013 is coming tomorrow

I’m not into video games, and my experience has been near zero since…

Stately: A simple map font

Add another way to make state-level choropleth maps. Stately, a project by Intridea,…

Languages of New York, via Twitter

In a follow-up to their map on most used languages in London, James…

Pope face composite

With Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, 116 cardinals from various regions have to come…

Map of Craigslist Missed Connections

On Craigslist there’s a section in the personals for “missed connections” which lets…