Data visualization artist Alisa Singer’s exhibition Environmental Graphiti turns raw climate information into semi-abstract portraits.
Stephen Cartwright talks about turning his personal information into abstract sculpture.
Manuel Lima’s The Book of Circles explores centuries of circular visual expression, from representations of infinity to maps of the stars.
For the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, African American activist and sociologist W. E. B. Du Bois led the creation of over 60 charts, graphs, and maps that visualized data on the state of black life.
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.
Every day, people around the world lend money to strangers through philanthropic crowdfunding platforms like Kiva and GlobalGiving.
This week, the New York Public Library announced the release of over 180,000 public domain images available in high resolution.
A new data visualization tool called Histography transforms Wikipedia’s entries on historic events into an interactive timeline
Two recently launched applications for mapping datasets examine our planet and humanity’s impact on it.
The constant data collection on our lives, from iPhone usage to subway card swipes, transforms through Laurie Frick’s art into portraiture.
A three-year project from the University of Glasgow’s School of Critical Studies mapped 13 centuries of metaphors in the English language.
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.