“What really struck me, though, was knowing that the lines didn’t represent coasts or rivers or political borders, but real human relationships. Each line might represent a friendship made while travelling, a family member abroad, or an old college friend pulled away by the various forces of life.”
I know, I know, the above quote is really cheesy but the visualisation is pretty cool. Learn more here.
This website shows the number of people from historical periods or events & compares them with the number of people you know from your own social networks. It’s a very cool way to understand big numbers!
Lauren Manning documented the food she ate for 2 years, then turned it into 40 data visualizations.
She wrote her thesis about how audiences react to different representations of data, especially when it comes to food.
This one as my favourite, as I like the visual representation of food to represent foods eaten, & the various sizes visually make the most sense to me when understanding what was consumed the most. I’d like to try & do a similar project but it would require so much dedication! It would be interesting to compare Lauren’s visualization to that of a vegetarian, vegan, or even someone who lived in a different country.
Ninety percent. That’s the amount of ocean life depletion since 1950 and a figure too dry to make most people pay attention. Presented visually, however, the statistic takes on new strength, and as a pie chart splattered in spray paint across an urban wall, the fact-as-street-art becomes unavoidable for any passerby.
With the help of a new pie chart stencil by interactive media artist Golan Levin, creating politically charged graffiti just got a bit easier. The fully customizable “Infoviz Graffiti” toolkit allows users to quickly swap out the numbers and letters and adjust the slice of the pie.