As a demonstration of efforts in estimating happiness from language, Hedonometer charts emotion over time for literary classics.
Louisiana is quickly losing much of its coast to the Gulf of Mexico. ProPublica and The Lens just launched an interactive project that shows you by how much and tells the story of those affected.
Choropleth maps are useful to show values for areas on a map, but they can be limited. In contrast, dot density maps are sometimes better for showing distributions within regions.
The Global Terrorism Database, maintained by the University of Maryland, is an open source database that catalogs terrorism events since 1970 through 2013.
Last year, Metrico, an infographic-based puzzle game for the PlayStation Vita, was announced for future release.
Projection mapping — the use of projected images onto physical objects to turn them into something else — continues to grow more impressive.
Daily life in cities tends to differ from daily life in small towns, especially by who we interact with.
Cartoonist Gemma Correll mapped the introvert's heart, from recluse corner to the town of online ordering.
In research efforts to understand marine debris, Andres Cozar Cabañas et al recently published findings on plastic debris in the open ocean.
Entering the market of self-surveillance for sleep, via Kickstarter, Sense promises to be a smarter tracker that you don't have to wear.
In his ninth edition of the personal report, Nicholas Felton looks at communication through his phone, email, Facebook, and physical mail.
An additional hour of sleep can make a huge difference in how you feel the next day (especially when you have kids).
Johnny Cash says he went to a lot of places in his song, "I've Been Everywhere." Iain Mullan had some fun with the location list for Music Hack Day London and mapped each place as the song plays.
Most people probably wouldn't think much about this poster that shows the values of Thomson Reuters. But when you think of the graphic as a Venn diagram, it's hard to see much else.
It's an absolute myth that you can send an algorithm over raw data and have insights pop up. — Jeffrey Heer in For Big-Data Scientists, 'Janitor Work' Is Key Hurdle to Insights by Steve Lohr Tags: data wrangling, Jeffrey Heer, New York Times
Crisis Text Line is a service that troubled teens can use to find help with suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, and other issues via text messaging.
For a lot of trending topics, Twitter likes to show an animated map of how a lot of people talked about something at once.
With the situation in Ferguson, the New York Times mapped the distribution of military surplus through Defense Department program.
Leading up to a Nike women's 10k run, design studio Variable made FuelBand Fibers, an artistic interpretation of a week of activity from seven individuals.
Scott Harrison, the founder and CEO of charity: water, describes how the organization uses data to improve what they do, both on the ground and internally.