Archive for August, 2011

August 31st, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities, STEM

Tabla periódica sobre datos de Internet en el mundo #infografia #infographic #internet

The periodic table of elements is an example I use when talking about “There’s nothing new about infographics.” So it is a theme that rises again and again for expressing a specific structure of data. Here is one such treating by Appfrica Labs, “a consultancy focusing on soft[...]

August 30th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities

Growth of newspapers across the United States

Last week I posted timeline infographic that illustrated the American westward movement by way of the opening of U.S. Post Offices. Here, from Flowing Data, is something similar that timelines the opening of U.S. Newspapers.  You can watch a video here, but the author of the graphic, Stanford Unive[...]

August 29th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities

Top Ten Cheapest World Petrol Prices

Here is one of those, “Why’s that?” infographics from the Daily Statistic.  Why are prices cheaper in Carracas and Riyadh, and so much more expensive in London and Oslow?  Another way that this infographic might be used in math is to ask students to figure out how and then conver[...]

August 26th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, Miscellaneous

Google Map Maker edits in real-time

Google Map Maker is one those ideas that probably came out of the innovative company’s 80-20 work policies.  This one empowers people to create their own maps over Google Maps, and then share them.  The reason that I am including the too here is the inclusion of Pulse View.  Click in and wa[...]

August 25th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

Women See Value and Benefits of College; Men Lag on Both Fronts, Survey Finds

Here is another set of numbers from the PEW Foundation, who focuses on understanding and sharing the qualities and conditions of American life.  I often point to data from their Internet in American Life project.  But here are some numbers that would look interesting and draw attention as a picto[...]

August 24th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities, STEM

Which Renewable Energies Do We Use Most and At What Cost?

Here is a very interesting interactive infographic that  enables you to compare various forms of renewable energies, including solar, geothermal, wind, and bio-mass.  The comparisons are based on cost and the percentage of energy actually provided, compared to all consumed energy.  From the GOOD.[...]

August 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities

Visualizing US Expansion through Post Offices

This is one of those information graphics that educates you and is simply fun to watch.  I love watching this type of time aligned motion graphics, mostly owing to my having been a history teaching, and I can see lurches westward coinciding with various historic events and trends.  In fact, that m[...]

August 22nd, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, Health

Dynamic run paintings with Nike+

  Personal data collecting, or self-surveillance, is one of those concepts that is quite cool to some and a bit weird and self absorbed behavior to other, but, as Flowing Data says, ..with the Nike+, which lets you record your runs, thousands have taken part in measuring their performance a[...]

August 18th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

71% of Online Adults Now Use Video-Sharing Sites

Sorry that the data is actually part of a graphic This is one of the almost daily reports from the PEW Internet in American Life project.  It is just one more of the very interesting aspects of the YouTube story.  It’s the second largest web site on the Internet and the second most used sear[...]

August 17th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in featured, Health, Humanities, STEM | The Deadliest Disease Outbreaks in History

A bit of a scary graphic This is a sobbering infographic, illustrating the pandimics of recorded history. From the blog entry, Because a virus doesn’t care about state lines or national borders, it can wipe out millions and span multiple continents rapidly. Here is a look at the infect[...]