NeuralTalk2 uses neural networks to caption images quickly. To demonstrate, the video below shows a webcam feed that continuously updates with new image captions based on what the computer sees.
Millions of Americans will fly home this Thanksgiving weekend. (Based on my morning commute, the holiday already started a couple of days early.) Josh Katz and Quoctrung Bui for the New York Times mapped the difference in flight volume for this weekend against the norm, based on Google Flights search data.
Metadata can tell you a lot, and most of us agree that it's not “just metadata” at this point. The Share Lab shows what one can find, just using everyday tools and relatively straightforward analysis.
It's true. Sometimes it's okay for the y-axis to start at a non-zero value, which is why Johnny Harris and Matthew Yglesias for Vox tell people to shut up about the y-axis.
With the availability of weight and food tracking apps these days, there are thousands of people building out their time series every day.
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Keith Collins for Quartz made an interactive that showed how much more daylight you get because of Daylight Saving Time.
In states with stricter gun laws, firearms still find their way in. Based on data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, maps by Gregor Aisch and Josh Keller for the New York Times show where the guns came from in 2014.
Bloomberg put together their list of 50 companies to watch in 2016. For each business is a chart or graphic, and the whole thing is in ASCII text.
Diets vary around the world. Fathom Information Design for National Geographic charted the differences between countries using data from FAOSTAT.
When members of the House of Representatives miss a vote, it is customary to provide a reason. ProPublica put together a database of these reasons, going back to 2007.
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You've likely seen projects that take the average of people's faces, but you probably haven't seen the average of faces in inanimate objects.
Joel Somerfield created this motion graphic to Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot monologue. Good stuff: [via Brain Pickings] Tags: Carl Sagan, Earth, space
Every day is a bit different, but here is a wideout view of how Americans spend their days. Compare with your own time use.
x As an experiment, Linda Dong used Keynote, typically for your everyday slide presentations, to put together a motion graphic.
x Daang, NASA. Using images of the sun taken in space, NASA constructed this super-detailed view of what the star looks like.
We saw a similar video of boundary development over the centuries before, but I like this one as a contrast to it.
Wikipedia has a list of predicted dates for when apocalypse strikes, because of course it does. For kicks and giggles, Jeff Fletcher put the dates on a timeline.