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Bias built in to crime prediction

Predictive policing seems to be playing a bigger role in court decisions these days. People charged with crimes can be given a risk score based on priors and their background, which represents a fuzzy likelihood that they commit a crime again.

National drug overdose epidemic


Nadja Popovich for the Guardian delves into America’s drug overdose epidemic, starting with an animated map that shows changes from 1999 to 2014.

Bot automatically generates maps from American Community Survey data


The American Community Survey is an ongoing survey run by the United States Census Bureau that collects data about who we are.

OpenVis Conf talks all online


If you’re looking for a knowledge bomb during your lunch breaks, the OpenVis Conf talks from this year are all online.

Network visualization shows transitions between states


If you think of network visualization as a collection of nodes and edges, you typically get a bunch of circles and lines that vary in width to represent volume or strength of connection.

Gender pay gaps for major U.S. occupations


As we all know these days, there exists a gender pay gap across most major professions in the United States.

Life transition seen through music listening


Quantified Selfie is a project to find narratives in an individual’s personal dataset. It’s not about optimization or self-improvement.

Kung fu particles

Using motion capture methods, Tobias Gremmler collected movement data for two kung fu masters. Then he visualized the results with various interpretations, such as particles, fabric, and scaffolding.

The Changing American Diet


This is what we have been eating on an average day, for the past few decades. Read More

History of Sumo charted


Sumo has a long history that goes back centuries. Unlike most things that old though, there are detailed records of tournaments and wrestlers, which allows a comparison over the years.

Quartz Atlas opening up to creators


Last year Quartz announced Atlas, which was a place to find all of their charts. Now they’re slowly opening up their platform, namely the chart-making tool, so that others can make charts and share their own data.

Spiraling global temperature chart

Global temperature is on the rise, as most of us know. Ed Hawkins charted it in this spiral edition of temperature over time.

Atlas of Emotions, a collaboration with the Dalai Lama


Emotions are complex and only partially understood, yet such a force in how we live our lives. The Atlas of Emotions, produced by Stamen Design, shows what we know about these things, based on research and conversations between the Dalai Lama and psychologists Paul and Eve Ekman.

Who is Older and Younger than You


Here's a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age. Read More

Human perception for visualization


There is visualization in practice and there is visualization in theory and research. Each should inform the other, but it typically doesn’t happen that way.

Sponsor: AnyChart →


Thanks for AnyChart for sponsoring the feed this week. We may not be as old as the Rosetta Stone, but picking the right tool to decipher your information is just as important now, as it was back then.

NFL draft pick quality for your team


Despite what commentators and sports analysts might have you think, picking great players in a sports draft is full of uncertainty.

Algorithms for the Traveling Salesman Problem visualized

The Traveling Salesman Problem is a popular puzzle that asks for the shortest route between a set of points such that you visit each point once and end up back where you started.

Music timeline plays through decades of top songs


The Year that Music Died from Polygraph is an animated timeline that shows the Billboard top 5 songs since 1956, all the while playing the top song during a given week.

Members Only: Drawing Lines and Segments in R


Show connections and changes over time with start and end points. Read More


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