Visualization

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

Make cool images with emergent algorithm

I’m not sure what I’d do with Ablaze.js, a JavaScript library by Patrick…

Animated political contributions

The Forest of Advocacy is a series of animations that explores the political…

Soundscapes of city pollution

Aaron Rueben and Gabriel Isaacman used data from sampling air in tunnels, where…

Presidential campaign stops mapped

Emily Chow, Ted Mellnik, and Karen Yourish for The Washington Post mapped where…

Review: The Functional Art

Alberto Cairo’s newly translated book on information graphics, The Functional Art, is a…

How people are connected on Facebook, by country

As part of the Stories initiative that Facebook launched yesterday, an interactive map…

History of tax breaks

Kat Downs, Laura Stanton and Karen Yourish of The Washington Post look at…

Wikipedia is dominated by male editors

After he saw a New York Times article on the gender gap among…

Words used at the National Conventions

The elections season is in full swing, and the New York Times graphics…

RGB Colorspace Atlas shows every shade in a cubic book

The 8-inch cube RGB Colorspace Atlas by artist Tauba Auerbach shows every color…

Mapping urban footprint

After identifying 129 metropolitan regions that represent 35 percent of the world’s urban…

How NASA visualizes large datasets

Horace Mitchell, director of the NASA Scientific Visualization Studio discusses the process behind…

Physics as a geographic map

The fictional map of physics by Bernard H. Porter in 1939 reads: Containing…

Long-exposure fireworks photos

Photographer David Johnson took long-exposure shots of fireworks. Fireworks already leave trails when…

Who pays for healthcare, 1960 to 2010

Josh Cothran looked at who’s paid for healthcare over the past five decades,…

Fire forecasts across the United States

As megafires in the Southwest are becoming the new normal, NPR reports in…

Amazon election map, based on book sales

Amazon used their book sales data to color a map red and blue.…

Water Light Graffiti

Water Light Graffiti is an installation by Antonin Fourneau that lets you use…

Tracing the paths of humpback whales

For the past ten years, researchers have been tagging hump back whales in…