Despite the frequent use of choropleth maps online, they're still kind of tricky to produce for beginners.
Alinea is a restaurant by Grant Achatz known for deconstructing flavors and piecing them together again for bites of deliciousness.
Geographic data is often available as a shapefile, and there's plenty of heavy software to get that data in a map.
Other personal data from Facebook, Twitter, and email are already used, so sure why not. Fitbit-generated movement data is now used in the courtroom.
Global Fishing Watch is an initiative to place some accountability on global fishing, an activity typically a challenge to track.
I still don't understand the relative size of planets. The universe is too big and my sense of scale is too small to fathom such large numbers.
David Yanofsky and Tim Fernholz for Quartz visualized the satellites orbiting Earth. There's a lot of them.
This talk that Lauren McCarthy gave at Eyeo is good. McCarthy, an artist and programmer, describes her work with the uncomfortable pauses during dates, technology as a way to change behaviors, and surprising explorations of how people interact with each other.
Since my son was born, it's been a challenge to focus on a single book for any prolonged amount of time.
Sometimes you need data, any data, to test or mess around with. Sometimes you just want to make weird crap.
A one-off tumblr that catalogs stock images that depict the tumultuous, rising sea of big data. Nice.
Wi-fi is embedded in our everyday lives so much that we don't pay much attention unless it's not around.
Some places attract young singles, whereas others attract married couples and families. I was curious how this varied across the country, so I mapped it.
People die, and for various reasons many bodies go unclaimed. In Los Angeles county, the bodies go to the county crematory.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Lightgrenze, translated to light border, places lighted balloons where the wall used to be.
Here's some weekend project data for you. Reddit user trexmatt dumped a dataset for 216,930 Jeopardy!
Electronic Traces, by Lesia Trubat, tracks ballet movements and allows dancers to see the traces of their feet.
Peyton Manning, quarterback for the Denver Broncos, passed up Brett Favre's career record of 508 passing touchdowns.
The New York Times pushed out super-detailed, precinct-level maps for the Senate election. The maps are also interactive, work well, and don't take forever to load.
For every family get-together I go to, it seems there are more kids running around. I know that they are related to me somehow, but what do I call them?