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Infographics Movie: Cost of the War In Iraq

In the time that it takes you to watch this movie, the US government will have spent $500,000 towards the war in Iraq. At least…

Hacking the Coffee Maker – Caffeine Viewer

The colmeia group recently installed their Caffeine Viewer project where they hacked their coffee maker to log their "insane coffee consumption" in real-time. Every time…

Statistical Graphics Conference – Jet Lag Wins. I Lose.

As you might have noticed, I haven't been live blogging the Data Viz VI conference here in Bremen. I arrived Tuesday evening and on Wednesday,…

Coolest Design Job Ever – Infographics in the Movies

Mark Coleran has hands down one of the best jobs in the world. He makes infographics for feature films. His résumé includes Mr. and Mrs.…

An Experiment in Organic Software Visualization

This organic visualization, code_swarm by Michael Ogawa from UC Davis, has been making the rounds on the Web lately, and rightfully so. The data: history…

FlowingData Readers’ Favorite Visualizations

Last month I asked FlowingData readers, "What are your favorite data visualizations in recent memory?" I'd heard of some while others were brand new to…

What Do People Want to Do With Their Lives?

43 Things is a goal-setting community where people set goals, cheer each other on, and connect with others who are trying to achieve the same…

How Much Does Gas Cost Where You Live?

With gas prices going crazy high lately, here's this weekend's question: How much and where from did you pay for your latest gallon of gas?…

12 Cool Visualizations to Explore Books

There's reading a book, and then there's looking at, exploring, and experiencing a book. That's what visualization is for.

Personal Visualization for the Obsessive Compulsive

Ash Spurr, in a project to try to understand Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, took inventory of and categorized every distinguishable object in his bedroom - books,…

Voting Breakdown for Democratic Presidential Primaries

The above New York Times graphic shows where each candidate got his or her support from. The x-axis (horizontal) represents strength of support and the…

Watch TED Talks in Sphere Form – TEDSphere

The Bestiario design group seems to have been busy lately. Their latest project, TEDSphere, unsurprisingly, places the ever-so-popular TED talks series in a spherical space.…

What Are Your Favorite Data Visualizations in Recent Memory?

It's time for a reader discussion, open thread, etc. Today's question is: What are your favorite data visualizations in recent memory? It can be something…

Find Your Dream Home (or Fantasize) With Trulia Snapshot

Trulia, the real estate search site, launched Trulia Snapshot today in collaboration with Stamen Design. It's a pretty mapping interface that lets you view pictures…

Flickr Tags and Pictures as a Universe – Tag Galaxy

Steven Wood's thesis project, Tag Galaxy is a beautiful piece of work to visualize Flickr tags and pictures. Type whatever tag you want, and the…

5 Data Visualization Dissertations Worth a Look

It's coming to the end of the academic year, which means there are lots of graduate students frantically finishing up their dissertations, defending, and earning…

Measuring Informational Distance Between Cities

Bestiario, the group behind 6pli, recently put up their piece that maps informational distance between cities. At the base is a freely rotating globe. Arcs,…

Tracking Manny Ramirez’s Hunt for 500 Homers

The Boston Globe lets readers explore home run data for the Boston Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez. The data is quite detailed and the…

Quickie Visualizations for Debugging

This guest post is by Rahul Bhargava, a Senior Software Engineer at nTAG Interactive, makers of interactive name badges for conferences and meetings. Email him…

Why Isn’t Data Visualization More Popular?

Todd provides 5 reasons why data visualization isn't more prevalent: People don't know what data visualization is. Bad visualization has skewed perception of what data…

Flocking Up the National Nine News

At the bottom of each article on National Nine News (Australian MSN), there's a button to "Flock It!" which is like favorit-ing a news story.…

Mapping the Human Diseasome With a Network Graph

Matthew Block and Jonathan Corum from The New York Times use a network graph to map diseases and the genes they have in common. Color…