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World Internet City-to-City Connections and Density Maps

Chris Harrison put together a series of Internet maps that show how cities are interconnected by router configuration. Similar to Aaron Koblin's Flight Patterns, Chris…

What Interests Do Your Facebook Friends Have in Common?

Nexus, by Ivan Kozik, lets you explore your Facebook social network and find out what your friends have in common. Nexus kind of caught me…

A Little Bit of Design Goes a Long Way With Infographics

If I've learned anything about designing information graphics, it's that attention to detail and small changes make a mediocre graphic into a really useful and…

Is the New Google Visualization API Going to Limit Our Data Imagination?

Google recently released a visualization API that allows you to share embeddable visualization on your website, create Google Gadgets that can be shared and reused,…

21 Ways to Visualize and Explore Your Email Inbox

Can we somehow tell a meaningful story with the thousands of emails we've sent, received, and deleted?

Interact With the Atlas of Electromagnetic Space

Jose Luis Vicente and Irma Vilà, in collaboration with Bestiario, have created an interactive installation in Flash that allows you to explore the radio spectrum…

17 Ways to Visualize the Twitter Universe

I just created a new Twitter account, and it got me to thinking about all the data visualization I've seen for Twitter tweets. I felt…

A World of Information in Data-driven Art – Not Your Grandma’s Dashboard

Wired Magazine recently did a feature on data-driven art. The above image is Jason Salavon's work that shows U.S. population by county. The technically-minded readers…

4 Data Visualizations That Inspired Me to Learn More

There was a time I didn't really know what I wanted to do, but since I saw these data visualization pieces, I haven't looked back.

Area Codes in Which Ludacris Claims to Have Hoes

I thought this map was amusing. As you can see, Mr. Bridges prefers those in the southeast and northeast according to his 2001 hit single,…

Weekend Minis – Globes, Maps, and Job Opportunity

New York Talk Exchange - Illustrates the global exchange of information in real time by visualizing volumes of long distance telephone and IP (Internet Protocol)…

Explore Your del.icio.us Tags and Bookmarks On 6pli

Santiago, who I met at the Visualizar workshop, forwarded me his work on the visualization of del.icio.us tags and bookmarks called 6pli. Normally, I'm not…

Hope Floats in Online Dating – I Want You to Want Me By Harris and Kamvar

Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar collaborated again in their featured piece at New York Museum of Modern Art's Design of the Elastic Mind exhibit. Similar…

Can We Improve this Graphic Showing History of Bipartisan Senate?

Some thoughts on what I think would make this graphic on the U.S. senate's history of bipartisan politics a bit more useful.

Visual Website Analytics in Video Game Format

How can we use gaming to improve current data visualization techniques?

IBM Visual Communications Lab and Stamen Design Are at the NYC MoMA

Congratulations to two of my most favorite visualization / design groups - IBM Visual Communications Lab and Stamen Design - who officially now have their…

Ebb and Flow of Box Office Receipts Over Past 20 Years

The New York Times puts out another good one in this graphic for the talkies.

What Impact Does Our Country Have on Climate Change?

BreathingEarth is an animated map that represents death rate data from September 2005 and birth rate data from August 2006 compiled by the World Factbook…

Is an Animated Transition From a Scatter Plot to a Bar Graph Effective?

Jeffrey Heer and George G. Robertson investigate the benefits of using animation in statistical graphics.

How to Read (and Use) a Box-and-Whisker Plot

Believe it or not, the box-and-whisker is not just a box and some whiskers.

Mapping Manhattan’s Skyscraper Districts Through Time

Manhattan Timeformations looks like a series of interactive schematics from a video game, but really it's a computer model that allows you to look at…

Spamology From Visualizar is Available for Exploration

This spam visualization, by Irad Lee, was one of favorite projects at Visualizar.