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Visualizing Publicly Available US Government Data Online

September 19, 2014
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Visualizing Publicly Available US Government Data Online

Brightpoint Consulting recently released a small collection of interactive visualizations based on open, publicly available data from the US government. Characterized by a rather organic graphic design style and color palette, each visualization makes...

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The Disappearing Planet: Comparing the Extinction Rates of Animals

September 18, 2014
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The Disappearing Planet: Comparing the Extinction Rates of Animals

The subtly designed A Disappearing Planet [propublica.org] by freelance data journalist Anna Flagg reveals the extinction rates of animals, caused by a variety of human-caused effects, including climate change, habitat destruction and species displace...

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GitHut: the Universe of Programming Languages across GitHub

September 12, 2014
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GitHut: the Universe of Programming Languages across GitHub

GitHut [githut.info], developed by Microsoft data visualization designer Carlo Zapponi, is an interactive small multiples visualization revealing the complexity of the wide range of programming languages used across the repositories hosted on GitHub. ...

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Pi Visualized as a Public Urban Art Mural

September 10, 2014
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Pi Visualized as a Public Urban Art Mural

Visualize Pi [tumblr.com] is a mural project that aimed to use popular mathematics to connect Brooklyn students to the community with a visualization of Pi. It was funded by a successful KickStarter project as proposed by visual artist artist Ellie Ba...

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The Key Players in the Middle East and their Relationships

September 10, 2014
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The Key Players in the Middle East and their Relationships

Whom Likes Whom in the Middle-East? [informationisbeautiful.net] by David McCandless and UniversLab is a forced-network visualisation of key players & notable relationships in the Middle East. Next to its expressive aesthetic, the interactive feature...

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Visits: Mapping the Places you Have Visited

September 4, 2014
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Visits: Mapping the Places you Have Visited

Visits [v.isits.in] automatically visualizes personal location histories, trips and travels by aggregating geotagged one's Flickr collection with a Google Maps history. developed by Alice Thudt, Dominkus Baur and prof. Sheelagh Carpendale, the map run...

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Culturegraphy: the Cultural Influences and References between Movies

September 1, 2014
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Culturegraphy: the Cultural Influences and References between Movies

Culturegraphy [culturegraphy.com], developed by "Information Model Maker" Kim Albrecht reveals represent complex relationships of over 100 years of movie references. Movies are shown as unique nodes, while their influences are depicted as directed ...

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A World of Terror: the Impact of Terror in the World

August 28, 2014
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A World of Terror: the Impact of Terror in the World

A World of Terror [periscopic.com] by Periscopic shows the reach, frequency and impact of about 25 terrorism groups around the world. The visualization exists of 25 smartly organized pixel plots that are displayed as ordered small multiples. Ranging ...

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Metrico: a Puzzle Action Game based on Infographics

August 27, 2014
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Metrico: a Puzzle Action Game based on Infographics

Metrico [metrico-game.com], designed by Dutch game design studio Digital Dreams, is a recently released video game for the Playstation Vita. Described as an "atmospheric puzzle action game with a mindset of its own", it's visual style has been com...

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The Many Factors Influencing Breast Cancer Incidence

August 25, 2014
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The Many Factors Influencing Breast Cancer Incidence

A Model of Breast Cancer Causation [cabreastcancer.org], designed by 'do good with data' visualization studio Periscopic illustrates many of the factors that can lead to breast cancer and how they may interact with others. The interactive circos gra...

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