Archive for May, 2011

May 17th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities

The White House attempts an Infographic

In yesterday’s IGAD, I lamented that many (if not most) infographics these days are political in nature.  So it may surprise you that today’s subject was published by The White House.  I post it here as a way of wondering how much infographics may become a big part of campaign 2012.  [...]

May 16th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities

The Art of Economic Complexity

I’ve been thinking lately about how run this blog is made difficult by the fact that most of the Infographics emerging these days are of a political nature, either evidencing the enormity of the Obama debt or condemning the corporate world for its rape of the planet.  Most of the rest of th[...]

May 13th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Plotted | Co.Design

I’m not a big J.R.R. Tolkien fan, but this infographic, by design student J.T. Fredsma, intrigued me.  According Fridsma… A visualization of the journey of the Fellowship in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy—directed by Peter Jackson and adapted from the original books by J.R.R. Tol[...]

May 12th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, Humanities

The World’s 26 Best Cities for Business, Life and Innovation

There are many of this lists of best cities, but they are usually limited to those in the U.S. This is an interesting listing of world cities comparing a fairly broad set of criteria. From The Atlantic article.. New York City, Toronto and San Francisco were named the world’s most impressive me[...]

May 12th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

Countries with the Most New Facebook Users

Facebook continues to grow, though not so much in the U.S. From a May 6 Inside Facebook blog post.. Having reached around half the total populations in Europe and North America, Facebook had slower growth in these regions. The US only grew by a couple hundred thousand users, many fewer than the mill[...]

May 11th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities


This is an amazing project that tracks, for the New York Times, the growing conversation and conversers of various topics reported in the NYTimes.  The video might be useful in helping students explore ideas related to data visualization. From the original blog post: Cascade allows for precise anal[...]

May 10th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

Breaking Bin Laden: visualizing the power of a single tweet

Much has been said about the raid in Pakistan and Bin-Laden’s death, but perhaps even more about how news of the event spread around the global, independent of traditional news services. Gilad & Devin, of Social Flow, share a number of graphics that illustrate how the news spread from the [...]

May 9th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities

Gender Composition of Academic Disciplines: PhDs in 2009

In this time of graduations and degrees awarded and many of the prevailing demographic shifts we are witnessing, it is interesting to note the percentage of those degrees and their disciplines earned by women. From The Society Pages blog entry.. From Abi, Kieran Healy, and the Survey of Earned Docto[...]

May 6th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Miscellaneous

Mac People vs PC People

This one’s got to be fun. Nothing like the old Mac vs PC game. My first com put er was a mac and all I ever used it for was to play DinoPark Tycoon. Ever since then I’ve always been a PCper son until col lege. When I grad u at ed I didn’t want […][...]

May 5th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in featured, Humanities

Osama Bin Ladens Death in Infographics

Infographic from El Universal from Mexico This is an interesting blog post about the challenges of creating breaking news infographics. It is an art form, but unique in that the illustrator has very little time to play with the design and process. From the Visual Journalism blog post… I have b[...]