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One animated art piece per day, with D3.js

Data-Driven Documents, or D3.js, is a flexible JavaScript library that lets you draw and move things in the browser. If it isn't yet, it's on its way to becoming the…

Data trails explainer

We produce data all the time, everywhere we go, and this process implies something about how we live. Jer Thorp explains in this short explainer video animated by Erica Gorochow.…

Bike share data in New York, animated

Citi Bike, also known as NYC Bike Share, is releasing monthly data dumps for station check-outs and check-ins, which gives you a sense of where and when people move about…

Timeline shows a century of rock history

Jessica Edmondson visualized the history of rock music, from foundations in the pre-1900s to a boom in the 1960s and finally to what we have now. Nodes represent music styles,…

Digital attack map

A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack attempts to disable a site or web service by sending a ton of requests from multiple sources. Essentially, the server buckles under the…

Evolution of western dance music

A quick animated look on the evolution of western dance music, a mixture and blend of various styles and cultures over time. To make it easier to trace the threads…

Maritime traffic in the Baltic Sea, animated

Digital artist Lauri Vanhala animated a day of maritime traffic in the Baltic Sea. Here's a marine traffic and accident visualization that I created for the Baltic Marine Environment Protection…

Central limit theorem animation

The central limit theorem: In probability theory, the central limit theorem (CLT) states that, given certain conditions, the mean of a sufficiently large number of independent random variables, each with…

DDoS attack animation

In distributed denial-of-service attack a bunch of machines make a bunch of requests to a server to make it buckle under the pressure. There was recently an attack on VideoLAN's…

Meteorites seen falling since 2500BC visualized

About 35,000 meteorites have been recorded since 2500 BC, and a little over 1,000 of them were seen while they fell, based on data from the Nomenclature Committee of the…

Map of live Wikipedia changes

On Wikipedia, there are constant edits by people around the world. You can poke your head in on the live recent edits via the IRC feed from Wikimedia. Stephen LaPorte…

Gun deaths since Sandy Hook

The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was horrible, but there have been thousands of gun deaths since. Huffington Post is mapping them. Circles represent the number of deaths in…

How to Make an Animated Growth Map in R

Although time series plots and small multiples can go a long way, animation can make your data feel more real and relatable. Here is how to do it in R via the animated GIF route.

A shroud of cold air descends on the U.S.

From NOAA, an animation showing a wave of cold during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend last month: A drop in the jet stream sent temperatures across the United…

Ten years of cumulative precipitation

We've all seen rain maps for a sliver of time. Screw that. I want to see the total amount of rainfall over a ten-year period. Bill Wheaton did just that…

2012 political donations mapped over time

Following their animated and narrated visualization on political contributions over time, VisPolitics maps Boston political donations in MoneyBombs. This video of the Boston metropolitan area reveals the geographic distribution of…

Bike patterns

Jo Wood, a professor of visual analytics, visualized five million bike rides using data from Barclays Cycle Hire. In the animation (see below) the least travelled routes begin to fade…

Animated political contributions

The Forest of Advocacy is a series of animations that explores the political contribution patterns among eight organizations, such as Bain Capital, Goldman Sachs, and Harvard Business School. These visualizations…

Olympic rings as data symbols

Artist Gustavo Sousa used the Olympic rings as data indicators for statistics like obesity, homicides, and number of billionaires. Each ring represents a continent, and the larger the ring, the…

What planets would look like if they replaced our moon

Artist Brad Goodspeed imagined what the planets would look like if they were to orbit Earth, in place of the moon. His math is iffy, but the video is fun…

Great Lakes currents map

Using the same tech Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viegas created to show wind flow, the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory mapped water flow in the Great Lakes, based on…

Evolution of the Formula One car, animated

Animator and illustrator Rufus Blacklock animated 60 years of Formula One race car design. The outline of each year's car morphs from design to design, the engine shifts location, and…