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A Visual Timeline of the Future Based on Famous Fiction
A Visual Timeline of the Future Based on Famous Fiction

Proof that in the year 802701, the world will still exist.

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Lessons in Conveying Complex Ideas with Simple Graphics from the World’s Best Information Designers
Lessons in Conveying Complex Ideas with Simple Graphics from the World’s Best Information Designers

What Frank Zappa’s life has to do with e-waste, whale songs, and the black market for body parts.

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Francesco Franchi on Visual Storytelling and Representation vs. Interpretation
Francesco Franchi on Visual Storytelling and Representation vs. Interpretation

On the design as journalism and how to navigate the spectrum between art and information.

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Graphing Jane Austen: Using Science to Extrapolate the Human Condition from Classical Literature
Graphing Jane Austen: Using Science to Extrapolate the Human Condition from Classical Literature

What literary Darwinism reveals about universal values.

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NYTimes Data Artist Jer Thorp on Humanized Data at the Intersection of Science, Art, and Design
NYTimes Data Artist Jer Thorp on Humanized Data at the Intersection of Science, Art, and Design

On the poetics of probability, or what the architecture of the social web has to do with landing in Hawaii.

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The Art of Medicine: Mapping the Body in 2,000 Years of Images and Imagination
The Art of Medicine: Mapping the Body in 2,000 Years of Images and Imagination

From ancient etchings to electron microscopes, or what aspirin has to do with visualizing consciousness.

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