Archive for March, 2012

March 27th, 2012 - 10:42 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations

Washington Experience Viewed Less Positively

With education in America becoming better and better, more and more people think they know what is best for the country, and because people are better educated they would, in theory, be right. It seems as though people are more opinionated about politics, or they may just be able to spread their opi[...]

March 27th, 2012 - 12:33 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities

Comparing heritage in the Melting Pot

This infographic pertains to an interactive website that allows you to create an infographic. In the photo on the left, created by flowingdata, The prominence of those of Chinese and Indian heritage are compared across the United States. By viewing this map, one can see where those of each heritage [...]

March 19th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities

Character relationships in the Iliad

  I have always found it very difficult to follow books in which the names are not familiar to me. Languages change over time, and with them, names also change. Books written centuries ago are very interesting and enlightening, but with different names they are often difficult to follow. Flowin[...]

March 15th, 2012 - 11:16 pm § in Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities, Miscellaneous

The Power of Pinterest

One of my favorite new social networking sites is Pinterest. It is an online pinboard on which you can add photos, or view photos that others have pinned. You can then repin them onto pinboards you create. Most of the pins link to websites that describe the picture further. I primarily use it for de[...]

March 14th, 2012 - 11:33 pm § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, STEM

Interactive Visualization of the Scale of the Universe

  From a plank length to the size of the known universe, this infographic interactively shows the difference in size between dozens of objects in the universe. By using a scroll bar, you pass through hoops of measurement, traveling past verifiable lengths and beyond the known universe. The smal[...]

March 14th, 2012 - 1:55 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

Who voted for Santorum and Romney

I have several thoughts about the upcoming presidential election that may be fun to ponder for students. The first pertains to the names. I heard that the 2008 election was the first presidential election without a Bush, Kennedy, Gore or Clinton in 40 or so years (don’t quote me on that, I jus[...]

March 6th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

Country Codes of the World

  This infographic is quite cool. It is common knowledge that the internet, at its most basic form, was created in the United States. The United Kingdom has health documentaries, the third world countries as well, the middle east and China are developing weaponry, and Japan has handheld forms o[...]

March 5th, 2012 - 3:01 pm § in Uncategorized

All roads lead to philosophy, on Wikipedia

This is one of the coolest visualizations I’ve seen in a long time! It theorizes that all wikipedia articles lead back to philosophy, and thus that all ideas lead back to philosophy. This is a great infographic that shows the path of things. The idea of five degrees of separation. Challenge yo[...]