Emily Badger and Kevin Quealy, reporting for the Upshot, highlights research from Sean Reardon, a professor of poverty and inequality in education.
Combining small multiples with the grid layout can make for an intuitive geographic reference. Read More
There’s another essay on Distill by Shan Carter and Michael Nielsen. They describe and demonstrate how one might use artificial intelligence to augment human intelligence.
Alec Wilkinson, reporting for The New Yorker, profiled Thomas Hargrove, who is deep into finding serial killers algorithmically and through public data: Thomas Hargrove is a homicide archivist.
Lena Groeger, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Abrahm Lustgarten, reporting for ProPublica with a searchable map of sites in need of bomb cleanup: The military spends more than a billion dollars a year to clean up sites its operations have contaminated with toxic waste and explosives.
Remember the artist Tatsuo Horiuchi who uses Microsoft Excel to paint scenery? Four years later, he’s still at it.
Data can provide you with important information, but when the collection process is flawed, there’s not much you can do.
For when you want to show or compare several distributions but don't have a lot of space. Read More
Lidar, which is like radar but with lasers instead of radio waves, can provide high-detail surveys of the land.
This looks like a fun Processing tutorial by Etienne Jacob. Use noise to draw organic-ish loopy GIFs.
Judith Duportail, writing for the Guardian, requested her personal data from dating service Tinder. She got back 800 pages of all the information she voluntarily gave away.
I hate that this feels like something civilians should know. Bonnie Berkowitz and Aaron Steckelberg, reporting for the Washington Post, describe with a graphic how the United States might counter a nuclear missile fired by North Korea.
In a fun piece by Reuben Fischer-Baum, reporting for The Washington Post: In the past three decades, the United States has seen staggering technological changes.
Add interaction so that you can show different segments of the data and allow comparisons. Read More
A lot of tax debate centers around the “average” American family, with focus on both tax cuts and increases for what seems like the same groups of people.
Shifting from one occupation to another can take a swing in the career path. Given your current job, what paths could you take?
Anna Vital, in collaboration with the Google News Lab, shows the search popularity of chart types, books about charts, and tools for charting.
This is fine. Totally normal. Eric Newcomer reporting for Bloomberg: Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year.
Last year, ProPublica revealed that Facebook allowed housing advertisers to exclude races in their campaigns.
Keith Collins reporting for Quartz: Since the beginning of 2017, Android phones have been collecting the addresses of nearby cellular towers—even when location services are disabled—and sending that data back to Google.