At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I’ve come across during the previous month. Here’s the latest collection from February 2013.
Includes static and interactive visualisation examples, infographics and galleries/collections of relevant imagery.
UX Blog | 'Sandy and the Buildings of NYC' - This map paints the surface footprint of every building in the city of New York (pre-Sandy) by where it stands in relation to modeled flood risk from a general storm surge of hurricanes...
National Post News | A tower infographic I actually liked (about The Walking Dead)
Jerome Cukier | Jerome Cukier's visualisation about the gun-related homicides in US 2010
David Rumsey | An extraordinary collection of vintage and contemporary maps (37,844 of them!)
Brainpickings | A Visualization of Global “Brain Drain” in Science Inspired by Abstract Art
Moebio | Santiago's had the painters and decorators in and his moebio.com site has been impressively retuned (have a play with the device in the bottom left)
dwtkns | Interactive timeline reveals the progress of streets being cleared of snow in NYC during the downfall of early February
Washington Post | What's next for the Catholic church?...
LA Times | ...and this about Global Catholicism
FastCo Design | Peek Inside The Notebooks Of The World’s Best Comic Artists
John Millward | Deep Inside: A study of 10,000 porn stars and their careers
Harvard Business Review | Multi-framed timeline breaking down the realities of worker productivities - 'Vision Statement: The Multitasking Paradox'
CartoDB | Meteoritessize: Every meteorite fall on earth mapped
New York Times | Dissecting a Trailer: The Parts of the Film That Make the Cut
FastCo Design | Haze App Lets You See Weather Info, Not Just Read It
The Why Axis | The New York Times and Tesla Motors Engage in Chart Warfare
Boston Globe | 'Marking the start of second term, Obama calls for unity and action' - visualization of the language used in inaugural addresses
Halfblog | The infographics of xkcd
Brainpickings | Life in Five Seconds: Minimalist Pictogram Summaries of Pop Culture and Historical Events
Vimeo | TouchWave: Stacked Graphs on the iPad (ACM ITS presentation)
The Standards Manual | 'This site is dedicated to serve as an archival record of a first edition NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual designed by Massimo Vignelli of Unimark International'
New York Times | Girls Lead in Science Exam, but Not in the United States
Flowing City | Huge collection of visualisation examples 'visualizing the city built of data'
Guardian | NFL salaries by team and position – interactive
hrwgc | US Drone Strikes, mapped
New York Times | 'Among the Oscar Contenders, a Host of Connections'
Bahrain Visualized | Bahrain: Two Years On
Pop Chart Lab | The Various Varieties of Vegetables
Neoformix | Obesity around the world
Wired | App reveals hidden world lurking in your videos
FastCo Design | Infographic: Everything You Were Afraid To Ask About Poop
The emphasis on these items is that they are less about visualisation images and are more article-focused, so includes discussion, discourse and interviews
EagerEyes | Robert introduces his (and Jock Mackinlay's) paper on 'Storytelling, The Next Step for Visualization'
Xocas.com | Making of a student’s project: Katya Fialkova
Salon | How Netflix is turning viewers in to puppets [ironically on a site draped in customised cookie-driven ads...]
Erich's Packing Center | Packing equal copies - one for the maths/coding fans
Source | 'A conversation with data visualisation experts: Working notes on the art and its tools from a General Assembly panel'
npr | Chart Check: Did Obama's Graphics 'Enhance' His Big Speech?
DDJ | Data Visualisation Tools and Trends to Watch: An Interview with Datavisualization.ch
Baseline Scenario | The importance of Excel
Excel Charts | Finally revealed: the optimal number of categories in a pie chart
Sociable Physics | The dangers of big data
Simon Rogers | Video: what happens when you get a bunch of data journalists together to discuss journalism
New York Times | Why We Love Beautiful Things
.net | Seven dirty secrets of data visualisation
SimoleonSense | Interview with Amanda Cox: Visualizing Information at The NYT
National Infographic | Judging the World’s Best-Designed Newspaper contest
alt.chi | (Paper) 'Critical Infovis: Exploring the politics of visualization'
Google Docs | Lev Manovich's collection of 'Resources: Creating and publishing visualisations of cultural data'
Hadley Wickham | (Paper) 'Tidy Data'
FastCo Design | Infographic: Font Lets You Make Data Maps Of The U.S., Just By Typing
DDJ | Data-Driven Documents (D3), Defined - post by Scott Murray
Thought Faucet | Introducing the flowgraph
Poynter | How journalists can create better explainers
Big Think | It’s Always Chile in Norway: the Five Types of Territorial Morphology
Mapping Complex Information | Evidence-based information design principles
Chrys Wu | Tools, Slides and Links from NICAR13
Learning & Development
These links cover tutorials, learning opportunities, case-studies, how-tos etc.
DDJ | Data Journalists Discuss Their Tools of Choice
Viewtific | Case study: creating a 50-state data visualization on elections administration
For Journalism | Collection of courses around data journalism with each course teaching towards a practical news-application project
Coursera | New course coming in July 2013: Maps and the Geospatial Revolution
If We Assume | The United States of Starbucks
Revolutions | Free e-book on Data Science with R
National Infographic | America strikes oil
PJIM | Volume V, Issue 1 of Parsons Journal for Information Mapping
Martin Graham | Huge collection of links about journals, conferences, labs, people and so much more content around Information Visualization (last updated 2011, however)
Includes announcements within the field, brand new sites, new (to me) sites, new books and generally interesting developments.
MIT Press | New book: 'Digital_Humanities', by Peter Lunenfeld, Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Todd Presner and Jeffrey Schnapp
Variable.io | New generative design studio in London
Amazon | Not a new book (1969) but new to me: 'Practical Charting Techniques', by Mary Eleanor Spear
Mapping the Nation | Companion site to new book 'Mapping the Nation: History and Cartography in 19th Century America"
Synergy Art | Continuing the map/book theme, here's another book about maps! 'Map of the World' from Gestalten
Shape of Design | 'The Shape of Design' by Frank Chimero
Any other items that may or may not be directly linked to data visualisation but might have a data/technology focus or just seem worthy of sharing
Explore | The West Wing breaks down what’s wrong with maps
Snow the Movie | That's right. A movie about Dr John Snow's battle to expose the truth about London's cholera outbreak in 1854. Grab the popcorn.