Named after the grid system Thomas Jefferson used to apportion land acquired through the Louisiana purchase, the Jefferson Grid Instagram account highlights remnants of the system through satellite shots from Google Earth.
The Minimum Wage Machine by Blank Fall-Conroy places minimum wage in the context of seconds and pennies.
NBA basketball teams have tracking systems installed in their arenas called SportVu, essentially a system of cameras pointed at the court to track player movements.
Norse monitors cyber attacks in real-time. This is their map of what's going on. (All I hear is pew, pew, pew when I watch it.) [via Boing Boing] Tags: Internet, security
I'm doing a Reddit AMA tomorrow hosted by the DataIsBeautiful subreddit. It'll be at 1:30pm EST on August 27, 2015.
This map of subway complaints in Madrid isn't geographically relevant to me, but the encoding scheme is interesting.
The New York Times got me to watch an interview with Justin Bieber in it multiple times. Along with (mostly) Diplo and Skrillex, a visual layer set on top of the video interview further explains what the musicians are talking about.
Jim Davies for Nautilus on our unconscious bias and how being non-biased leads to more bias: And the more we convince ourselves that we don’t have certain biases, the more likely we are to exhibit them.
Body mass index is often used as a way to set weight classes of underweight to obese, but the measurement is likely too basic.
Passwords are annoying, which is why so many people use passwords that are less than secure. Maybe the keys are a bit shorter than they should be, match a word in the dictionary, or are repeats across services.
I have no idea what's going on here, and I prefer to keep it that way. Tags: government, humor
Science is hard. Statistics is hard. Proving cause and effect is hard. Christie Aschwanden for FiveThirtyEight, with graphics by Ritchie King, discusses the uncertainty in data and the challenge of answering seemingly straightforward questions via the scientific method.
Artist Neil Harbisson is completely colorblind, so he sees in black and white. But he still perceives color.
x Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam put a camera on a piece of checked luggage and recorded the winding path of conveyer belts and luggage lifts.
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There have been over 2,000 nuclear detonations since 1945. Orbital Mechanics mapped each documented test in animated form.
If you own a home or have gone to a home improvement store recently (in California at least), you've probably heard the solar panel pitch by now.
Color in visualization can be a finicky process. You want colors to correspond with the topic at hand, you must make sure that readers can actually see the palette you choose, and people must decode appropriate differences between shades.
How much can you find out from “just the metadata” about your cell phone? ABC News in Australia aims to find out.
Ted Benson used a straightforward hack to repurpose Amazon's quick-order button. Its intended use is to automatically order an item from Amazon when you push the button.