Visualization

Showing the stories in data through statistics, design, aesthetics, and code.

Animated map of microplastics in the ocean

Using estimates based on satellite data, Joshua Stevens for NASA Earth Observatory mapped…

Clock shows percentage of life lived so far

Shortlife is a clock by artist Dries Depoorter that simply shows the percentage…

AI-powered artwork app

Wombo Dream is a fun app that lets you enter some words to…

Shrinking the Mercator projection to equal area

It’s been a while since we got our regular reminder that the Mercator…

Bees use social distancing

Research by M. Pusceddu et al. shows that honeybees use social distancing when…

Emissions and energy usage from Ethereum network

It seems clear that Ethereum (and other cryptocurrencies) in its current state is…

Rapidly growing African cities

In a multi-faceted piece, The Washington Post described the rapidly growing cities in…

Inflation in the context of age generations

When you compare the price of things today against prices one year ago,…

Map made of candy corn to show corn production

With candy corn as her medium, Jill Hubley mapped corn production in the…

All the provisions in the Build Back Better bill

For NYT’s The Upshot, Alicia Parlapiano and Quoctrung Bui outlined all of the…

Euler diagram to illustrate base rate fallacy

Some people point out that vaccinated people are still hospitalized as a defense…

3-D modeling the french fry universe

What is the best french fry shape? Curly of course. But Chris Williams…

Increased maternal death in the United States

While still relatively rare, maternal mortality in the United States increased over the…

Job growth was underestimated

Andrew Van Dam for The Washington Post used a bar chart with corrections…

Census Mapper, a tool to visualize population and racial shifts

Pitch Interactive and the Census 2020 Data Co-op, supported by the Google News…

Partisan gap in Covid death counts

David Leonhardt for The New York Times looked at the partisan gap for…

Map of highway signs

This is a fun map by Matt Dzugan. Search for a city, and…

Scale of ocean depths

We know the oceans are deep, but it’s difficult to grasp the scale…