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Michael Jackson Billboard Rankings: the Man, the Legend

Say what you want about Michael Jackson, but there's no denying the great effect he had on the music world. In honor of the pop…

Does this Calorie Intake Infographic Work? Not Really

How long does it take to burn off the calories from a Big Mac and medium fries or a chocolate chip cookie? Petra Axlund of…

20 Visualizations to Understand Crime

There's a lot of crime data. For almost every reported crime, there's a paper or digital record of it somewhere, which means hundreds of thousands…

Business Valuation Calculator Like Trendalyzer With Style

Inc.com just released their annual valuation guide for 2009, which allows business owners to gauge the value of their, uh, business. At the center of…

Abortion Rates in the United States, 1970-2005

I've been working on my mapping skills lately in preparation for the first FlowingPrints poster, so when I came across this dataset for abortion rates…

Designing Interfaces for the Star Ship Enterprise

We've all seen the new Star Trek by now. If you haven't, you should. There are amazing visuals throughout, especially on the bridge, where those…

World Map of Social Network Dominance

Vincenzo Cosenza maps social network dominance around the world according to traffic data from Alexa and Google Trends. We see Facebook has apparently overtaken MySpace…

Javascript InfoVis Toolkit – New Version Released

As we've seen, javascript is growing into a viable solution for visualization on the Web. John Resig ported Processing to javascript about a year ago…

GOOD Magazine’s Infographics Now Archived on Flickr

You know all those infographics that you like so much from GOOD Magazine? Well they're all in one place now in their Flickr archive. Head…

Possible Futures of Twitter Visualized

We all know Twitter has taken on a life of its own. With the very open API, Twitter allows developers to create countless applications on…

Déjà Poo: Turning Wastewater to Nonpotable Water

This infographic from Wired explains how Living Machines work to combine waste management and a garden in an office lobby. Honestly, I'm posting this for…

11 Informative (and Fun) Infographics About Beer

It's Friday. It's summer. It's time to relax in the backyard with an ice cold beer in hand. As you consume your beverage, here are…

Google Analytics Data Made More Informative

A large majority of us who have websites use Google Analytics as our traffic monitor, and why not? It's free, it works, and it provides…

Worldwide Obama Buzz Visualized

In celebration of Barack Obama's 100th day as the 44th President of the United States, the MIT SENSEable City Lab visualized mobile phone activity during…

Open Source Data Visualization Framework – Axiis

Axiis, an open source data visualization framework in Flex, was released a few days ago under an MIT license. I haven't done much in Flex,…

Indieprojector Makes it Easy to Map Your Geographical Data

Axis Maps recently released indieprojector, a new component to indiemapper, their in-development mapping project to "bring traditional cartography into the 21st century." Indieprojector lets you…

Death Penalty Laws Around the World

With their usual flare, GOOD Magazine maps the death penalty around the world according to Amnesty International. Here we see that the philosophy varies quite…

Pixel City: Computer-generated City

Pixel City is a procedurally-generated city by Shamus Young. For the non-coders out there, this essentially means that based on a certain set of rules,…

Bubbles Galore in Analysis of Banks’ Financial Health

Andrew Garcia Phillips and Stephen Grocer of The Wall Street Journal compare the financial health of 19 major banks according to recent government stress tests.…

Maps of the Seven Deadly Sins

Geographers from Kansas State University map the spatial distribution of the seven deadly sins in the United States. These types of maps are always kind…

50 Cars to Make One Bus?

Flygbussarna, a Swedish coach bus company, in partnership with the Acne marketing group, assembled 50 cars into one bus to highlight the production of carbon…

Interaction Design Pilot Year Churns Out Great Student Projects

In a collaborative initiative between Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and The Danish Design School, the Interaction Design Pilot Year brings together students and faculty…