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Social networks on the map

December 14th, 2010

What does  the world look like on the Facebook social graph? Paul Butler, at intern at Facebook’s data infrastructure engineering team, created the map below based on a sample of about ten million pairs of friends, which he plotted on a blank map with arcs between them.

Browsing career paths

November 22nd, 2010

Newsweek/Beast shows how careers of education and work life can be represented by the metaphor of a tree and its branches. The tree is great. What would it have been like as a nodemap? What would be the home node? What would the branches be? Go to to the tree >> via Information Aesthetics.

Journalism in the Age of Data (video)

September 28th, 2010

Our eyes have the highest bandwidth connections to our mind of any of our senses. In our increasingly complex world, information visualization — charts, graphs, geographical maps and node maps — is efficient and neccesary to convey information and keep us informed. A documentary from Geoff McGhee, titled “Documenting emerging uses of data visualization” (54 minutes, in [...]

Tube map: 500 Years of Science, Reason & Critical Thinking

September 2nd, 2010

Seeking to convey 500 years of science, Crispian Jago got inspired to follow the style of the iconic London Tube Map. The map primarily includes modern scientists who have made significant advances to our understanding of the world, however I have also included many present day scientists who fuel a passion for, and advances in, [...]

Debategraph Visualizes Discourse

June 15th, 2010

As the saying goes, there are two sides to every story. But when it comes to the hot topics of the day – whether nuclear proliferation or the BP oil spill in the Gulf – two sides simply aren’t enough. That’s where Debategraph comes in. You don’t have to remember all of the nuances of [...]

Stuff We Like: Climate Change Mind Maps

May 21st, 2010

2Randall Hand over at VizWorld recently posted about LearningFundamentals’ mind maps on climate change. Global warming and the environment are critical issues that impact the well-being of people across the globe, yet people often think about climate change in an abstract way. LearningFundamentals has done an excellent job in visualizing the ways that students and adults can change their behavior, can connect with nature, and can learn about the science of global warming.