data visualization

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For Owen Mundy, the internet’s love of cats is a gateway to recognizing the huge amounts of personal data we share publicly on social media.

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Post image for Growing a Garden According to the Economics of Philanthropic Crowdfunding

Every day, people around the world lend money to strangers through philanthropic crowdfunding platforms like Kiva and GlobalGiving.

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Post image for New York Public Library Releases 180,000 Images, and Invites Users to Remix Them

This week, the New York Public Library announced the release of over 180,000 public domain images available in high resolution.

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Post image for An Interactive Timeline of Human History According to Wikipedia

A new data visualization tool called Histography transforms Wikipedia’s entries on historic events into an interactive timeline

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Post image for Two New Data-Mapping Tools Help Us Better Understand the Planet

Two recently launched applications for mapping datasets examine our planet and humanity’s impact on it.

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Post image for Personal Data Surveillance as Modern Portraiture

The constant data collection on our lives, from iPhone usage to subway card swipes, transforms through Laurie Frick’s art into portraiture.

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Post image for Mapping 13 Centuries of English Metaphors

A three-year project from the University of Glasgow’s School of Critical Studies mapped 13 centuries of metaphors in the English language.

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Post image for Follow All the Tech and Trash Orbiting Earth, in Real Time

While humanity has only been launching huge payloads into outer space since the 1950s, with Sputnik breaking into orbit in 1957, a lot of human-made debris and technology now circle the planet.

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Articles

Is Now the Bluest Time in Art?

by Allison Meier on April 13, 2015

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Interpreting the data of 94,526 paintings created between 1800 CE and 2000 CE, Martin Bellander, a PhD student at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, discovered that blue has increased in art while orange has become less common.

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Post image for How to Build a Cocktail, Visualized

Back in 1974, a curious construction-style chart of cocktails was made by some employees of the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

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