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Showing Large Numbers to Scale

Chris Jordan's series, Running the Numbers: An American Portrait, just opened this weekend in Los Angeles at the Paul Kepeikin Gallery. Chris depicts large numbers…

iPod Design and Apple Stock Over the Years

Wall Street Journal put up a nice little graphic showing the evolution of the iPod along with Apple's stock price. Semi-informative, I guess. Probably more…

Not so Hot Graphs in Academic Papers

Karl Broman has an amusing list of the top ten worst graphs found in academic papers. One of them, very sadly, was actually from the…

The Times: Wealthiest Americans Ever

In honor of my New York Times induction day, a visualization of The Wealthiest Americans Ever. You think good ol' Billy would be there at…

More Mapping from amMap Offering Flexibility

Yes, more mapping. Map, map, map. amMap offers a Flash-based mapping tool that you can download and customize to your liking. Ammap is an interactive…

Gas Prices Over Time, 2000-2006

While on the subject of gas prices, Foreign Policy has a graph of the prices per gallon of gasoline from 2000 to 2006. With the…

America Wins in Petrol Consumption per Day

A very simple graph from The Economist (spiced up a bit with a picture of a delicious gasoline droplet) that quickly gets its point across.…

Visualization of Taste Explosions from Ratatouille

By now, I'm sure everyone has heard of Pixar's most recent movie, Ratatouille. If you haven't seen it, I HIGHLY recommend it. Not only…

History Over Space and Time

As a representation of history over time and space, Maps of War does a pretty good job of displaying the information in the form…

Twittervision Adds a Third Dimension

Twittervision is a Google Maps mashup using the Twitter RSS feed. As people post to Twitter, you see the map move from location to…

Difficulty Visualizing Social Networks

We need to interact with others. We crave connections with friends and strangers. Something inside makes us need to converse with others so that we…

Proof is in the Picture of Data

Akamai is a technology company that deals with routing and online business. They optimize routing over the Internet using the data they collect from…

Focus Cloud: Tag Cloud with a Twist

Everyone's familiar with tag clouds, but Aaron Bassett put a slight twist to the now commonplace clouds. Aaron calls them Focus Clouds. Basically, they're still…

Increasing Energy Awareness Through Design

The folks with STATIC!, a project led by the Interactive Institute in Switzerland, have been working on some really cool stuff. Their research is focused…