I love this sort of thing.
Check out Lauren Manning’s installation/survey about data visualization methods. She has created and mounted 40-odd versions of a big yet easy-to-understand data set. Viewers can show her which versions attracted them most strongly, got them thinking, and so forth by … Continued
To accompany its Better Life Initiative, OECD (the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) has put up a handsome, carefully constructed set of interactive data graphics called the Better Life Index: There is more to life than the cold numbers … Continued
From the Center for Public Integrity comes this interactive map showing greenhouse gas emissions from many of the world’s largest economies. Lots of data is packed into this simple interface, and the map itself is blessedly clear. Note, though, that … Continued
A sobering look at U.S. social conditions, circa 150 years ago. Notice how concentrated slave ownership is in the areas surrounding the major rivers (the Mississippi Delta is one obvious example) and near the largest ports (Houston, the Chesapeake region, … Continued