Visualize This: Piracy for Oscar-nominated Movies

Jan 29, 2009

The first Visualize This for poverty rate in America was a very good start to something I hope to continue here on FlowingData. There were a lot of good entries and plenty of interesting discussion on what worked and what didn’t. Some used existing tools while others went custom; some used a combination of both. There were entries that went for emotion and others that were built for pattern-finding. My pick for best is Luca Masud‘s take on things with D.C. as focal point.

Thanks for participating, everyone. Great job all around. I strongly encourage you to take a look at all the other entries and the discussion that followed if you haven’t already. I’m looking forward to the next Visualize This – which brings me to my next point.

Your Mission, If You Choose to Accept it…

Andy from Waxy has been tracking release dates for Oscar-nominated films and then when they were eventually bootlegged. I’ve posted the data here. It seems that the time between US release date and bootleg increased this year. Go figure. Can you use visualization to find other interesting tidbits?

If you haven’t joined the forums (free) yet, you’ll want to do that first, and then post your visualization to this thread. Have fun!

4 Comments

  • Awesome, I got that information from Waxy a couple days ago and was playing with it seeing how it might look.

    I really wish there was a database of # of downloads of the nominees (before the oscars of course) over the last couple years,I feel like that would interesting.

  • That’d definitely be interesting. The data must exist somewhere… number of torrent downloads at the least

  • Congrats, Luca Masud!

    I was very excited to participate in Visualize This. I might take a crack at the current challenge. (But I I’ve got some other projects going on, so I may have to wait for later VT’s.)

    Visualize This, is an excellent idea. And I’m happy I could contribute to such a good visualization site.

    Thanks Flowing Data,
    — Pat

  • The problem is, you would need a snapshot BEFORE the oscars, cause after the awards come out, downloads will spike for the winners…

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