Archive for the ‘Worth Seeing’ category

#  View from the Peloton →

July 1st, 2014 at 17:03 // In Worth Seeing 

I love riding bikes. I’ll probably never ride one in a race, and certainly not in a race as competitive as this. Very interesting to see though, and very hard to follow:

(via Mr. Kottke)

#  America’s Slow Move Westward →

June 30th, 2014 at 10:03 // In Worth Seeing 

Really interesting little chart from the US Census Bureau: the mean center of population as calculated on every decennial census. As I stepped through, I kept wait for it to drift back to the east a bit. Maybe in a few more hundred years…

us-census-mean-population-center-progression-map

(via kottke)

#  The Effectiveness of Vaccines →

June 25th, 2014 at 15:03 // In Worth Seeing 

David Mendoza put together a pretty awesome series of charts of how effective the introduction of the measles vaccine was in stopping new cases across the United States. This one really requires no introduction:

chart-of-measle-vaccine-effectiveness-in-the-us

#  Where America Is Empty →

June 18th, 2014 at 16:05 // In Worth Seeing 

Really cool map of what census blocks in the US have no people in it. It’s interesting but not surprising to compare to this old post about where American roads are.

usa-map-no-people-live-here-mapsbynik

#  The History of the World in a Single Chart →

June 13th, 2014 at 10:02 // In Worth Seeing 

I’d never heard of this “histomap” from John B. Sparks. It’s massively big, and a really interesting way to look at the history of the world. Click on the image to jump just to the giant image version.

histomap-snap

(via micro.LoneGunman.co.uk)

#  How Americans Die →

June 12th, 2014 at 13:00 // In Worth Seeing 

A neat little visual tour of the history of the various causes of death of Americans today. Nothing mind-blowing, and I recommend it as much for its cool technology as its novel insights, but worth a look.

how-americans-die

#  Visualizing the History of Reddit →

June 12th, 2014 at 10:00 // In Worth Seeing 

I love Reddit. While it sometimes gets bad-mouthed for harboring some offensive communities, the meta-community, and the specific experience you can shape for yourself there is in incredible. Randy Olson recently used a copious number of graphs to explain it’s history. It’s a great experience, here’s just one chart:

SubredditGrowthOverTime-all-time

 

#  Dividing the World By Airports →

June 6th, 2014 at 9:59 // In Worth Seeing 

I’m a sucker for novel ways to visualize the world. This one: the┬áspace between airports.

world-airport-voroni-map

(via Disassociated)

#  America’s Coffeeshop Map →

May 23rd, 2014 at 10:00 // In Worth Seeing 

Really cool map put together by FlowingData of which coffee changes predominate in the regions across the country. While it’s the case that stereotypes would have you think Starbucks outranks everything everywhere, it most certainly is not.

coffee-circles-opaque

#  Pictures of War’s Technological Emergence →

May 22nd, 2014 at 10:49 // In Worth Seeing 

The First World War really was, as this very neat little photo series illustrates, a clear embarkation point where the history of war changed dramatically and it became indisputably technologized.

wwi-soldiers-marching-behind-single-tank

 

(via kottke)