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24 Hours of Geotagged Photos on Flickr

Daniel Catt from Flickr maps 24 hours worth of geotagged photos (about 64,000 of them) on this animated 3-D globe (below). The project was implemented…

Music That Makes You Dumb

Virgil Griffith, a CalTech graduate student, follows up books that make you dumb with music that makes you dumb. "Dumb" people listen to Lil' Wayne…

Make This Sitcom Map More Informative

This map from Dan Meth displays popular sitcoms by where they took place. It's a comic and totally amusing, so there's no need to pick…

Phrase Net Shows the Secret Life of Words

Many Eyes, the social data analysis site, released another visualization tool - Phrase Nets: When you read a book it can feel as if you’re…

New York Times Shines at International Infographics Awards

The infographics and news design blogs have been buzzing the past few days with the announcement of this year's Malofiej awards, which is essentially the…

Facebook: On the Road to 200 million Users

As we learned last week, Facebook has been growing worldwide ever since it began as a private network at Harvard in 2003. From 2004 to…

Legal Drinking Age Around the World

While we're on the topic of beer (it is Friday after all), let's take a look at legal drinking age around the world. Greenland -…

Where Can You Find America’s Best Beer?

Mike Wirth maps medal winners from the Great American Beer Festival from 1987 to 2007. I'm not surprised that California has won so many medals,…

Check In on the State of the Economy

This interesting chart from Russel Investments shows the current state of the economy and what it typically is according to seven key indicators such as…

Explore Multiple Time Series in Third Dimension

Roland Lößlein, a media student at University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg, presents meteorological time series data in 3-D in a class project called Synoptic.…

Little Red Riding Hood, the Animated Infographic Story

Tomas Nilsson, a graphic design student from Linköping University, tells the story of Little Red Riding Hood with animated infographics. The video (below) was inspired…

AIG Bailout: Where $173 billion Went

Nicolas Rapp and Damiko Morris of Associated Press delve into the AIG bailout. Six months ago, AIG received $173 billion from the government. They have…

Social Weather Mapping From Google Chrome Experiment

In the promotion of its speedy javascript, Google announces the Chrome Experiment. As part of the Experiment, design group Use All Five give us Small…

Bus Bench is an Infographic of Guilt

I've given a few talks on my work with self-surveillance, and there is almost always someone who asks, "What if someone doesn't want to know…

One Song Sang By 2,088 Voices – Mechanical Turk Rendition

Aaron Koblin and Daniel Massey team up to give us Bicycle Built for Two Thousand, an Amazon Mechanical Turk rendition of Bicycle Built for Two.…

Review: Data Flow, Visualizing Information in Graphic Design

Data Flow: Visualizing Information in Graphic Design isn't an Edward Tufte book. It's not an instruction manual nor is it a guide to analytical and…

27 Visualizations and Infographics to Understand the Financial Crisis

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. If there's anything good that has come out of the financial crisis it's the slew of…

Immigration Explorer Shows Largest Foreign-born Groups Since 1880

Remember our short contest a while back with immigration rates to the United States? The New York Times digs deeper with their Immigration Explorer. It's…

What Do You Think of This Evolution Graphic?

What do you think about the above graphic? Good, bad? Effective, or not? Sexy, not sexy? Discuss amongst yourselves. [via Pharyngula | Thanks, Pat]…

Crisis of Credit Explained in Animated Infographics

This video (below) explains how we got into this credit crisis. It's a lot of greedy business folk who borrow, borrow, and then borrow more…

Explore Flickr Videos On Flickr Clock by Stamen Design

Stamen Design, whose work you've most definitely seen, comes out with their most recent collaboration with Flickr, the photo and video sharing service. It's called…

Nokia Collaborates With Generative Artists for Beautiful Interactive Pieces

In collaboration with generative artists Marius Watz, field, and others, along with Universal Everything and Wieden+Kennedy, Nokia has put together a beautiful art series involving…