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Reads tagged with “data visualization”

Waiting for “Superman”: Education by the Numbers
Waiting for “Superman”: Education by the Numbers

Why 26 seconds are enough to end up in prison, or what Superman has to do with the economy.

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Color as Data: Visualizing Color Composition
Color as Data: Visualizing Color Composition

Abstracting glossy magazines, or what pie charts have to do with the Mona Lisa.

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LAxNYC: Creative Takes on a Cross-Country Road Trip
LAxNYC: Creative Takes on a Cross-Country Road Trip

Typographic travel, or what 4,129 miles have to do with the new art of lifestreaming.

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Data Flow, The Sequel
Data Flow, The Sequel

What seven years of eye candy have to do with the future of design in the age of data.

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Follow The Money: Visualizing the Structure of Large-Scale Communities
Follow The Money: Visualizing the Structure of Large-Scale Communities

Visual economics, or what virtual currencies have to do with real neighbors.

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Visualizing Divisions and Bridges in Cyberspace
Visualizing Divisions and Bridges in Cyberspace

What the Tea Party has to do with Twitter and the anxieties of dating.

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Spam as Art
Spam as Art

Flowers from junk, postmodern poetry, and a beautiful way to invite Nigerian scammers into your living room.

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Current: A News Project | ITP Spring Show Highlights
Current: A News Project | ITP Spring Show Highlights

What Sandra Bullock has to do with Tennessee traffic law, British election results and the future of news sensemaking.

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The Beauty of Maps: Seeing Art in Cartography
The Beauty of Maps: Seeing Art in Cartography

What 13th-century astronomy has to do with the shape of the internet and the British Library.

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Cartograms: Making a Point with Distorted Maps
Cartograms: Making a Point with Distorted Maps

Why space is relative and how popular media are making entire continents disappear.

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