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Crystal clusters of world data

Artist Scott Kildall generates what he calls World Data Crystals by mapping data on a globe with cubes and clustering them algorithmically. He then produces…

Your mobility at various times during the day

Isoscope, a class project by Flavio Gortana, Sebastian Kaim and Martin von Lupin, is an interactive that lets you explore mobility around the world. We…

The size of Game of Thrones dragons compared

Because Game of Thrones. Max Fleishman and Fernando Alfonso III for The Daily Dot compared the size of dragons on various shows and movies, from…

Views of white Americans

In light of the Donald Sterling brouhaha, Amanda Cox for The Upshot put up some charts for why you shouldn't be surprised that people still…

Interactive visualization used as music video

George & Jonathan used an interactive audio visualization for their recent album George & Jonathan III. This is a fun one. You can rotate the…

Lawmaking through the House and Senate visualized

Researchers at the University of Washington's Center for American Politics and Public Policy built the Legislative Explorer to show the lawmaking process in action. The…

Audio visualizer made with matrix of fire

The Pyro Board is a matrix of 2,500 flames that have controllable intensity, which can be used as an audio visualizer. Yeah, really. Just watch…

Detailed map of baseball fandom

For the past couple of sports seasons, Facebook mapped the most liked team by county. They did it for football (NFL), the NCAA basketball tournament,…

Where people bike and run, worldwide

Remember those running maps I made with limited data from RunKeeper? Strava, which also provides an app to track your runs and bike rides, has…

Music preference by region

Movoto mapped music preference for various genres, across the United States. We calculated musical taste scores using data from the National Endowment of the Arts,…

How people die in America

Matthew Klein for Bloomberg View explored mortality in America through a slidedeck of charts. The animations in between each slide grows tedious, but the topics…

Where nobody lives

We've seen the map of where everyone lives. Now here's the reverse of that by Nik Freeman: where nobody lives in the United States. A…

Weird stacked area map thing

This chart-map-looking thing from Nightly News is making the rounds, and it's not good. I'm opening the comments below for critique so that you can…

Five decades of warm and cold weather anomalies

This year's polar vortex churned up some global warming skeptics, but as we know, it's more useful to look at trends over significant spans of…

High-detail maps with Disser

Open data consultancy Conveyal released Disser, a command-line tool to disaggregate geographic data to show more details. For example, we've seen data represented with uniformly…

Independent coffee shops and community

As part of the You Are Here project from the MIT Media Lab, an exploration of independent coffee shops in San Francisco: Independent coffee shops…

Regional macrobrews

FloatingSheep pointed their Twitter geography towards beer (and wine). From Sam Adams in New England to Yuengling in Pennsylvania to Grain Belt and Schlitz in…

Open access to 20,000 maps from NYPL

The New York Public Library announced open access to 20,000 maps, making them free to download and use. The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map…

Planetary layer cake

From Cakecrumbs, a product that helps you learn while you eat: planetary layer cakes. The graduate student slash baker hobbyist's sister asked if she could…

Exponential water tank

Hibai Unzueta, based on a paper by Albert Bartlett, demonstrates exponential growth with a simple animation. It depicts a man standing in a tank with…

Centuries of European border changes

The Centennia Historical Atlas is a program that shows you border changes in Europe and the Middle East, from the 11th century to the present.…

Smoking rates and income

Based on a study on smoking prevalence from 1996 to 2012, a map by The New York Times shows the results. Smoking rates among men…