We have another data point on the way, so it might suddenly go silent around these parts soon. There was a sursprising amount of downtime with the first data point, with naps and feeding and such, so I was able to keep going.
Video game developer Michael Davies provides a Blender script to procedurally generate pretty 3-D spaceships.
Filmmaker Oscar Sharp and technologist Ross Goodwin fed a machine learning algorithm with a bunch of Sci-Fi movie scripts to see what new script it would spit out.
Dango is an Android app that predicts relevant emojis as you type. Xavier Snelgrove, the CTO for the group, explains how they use neural networks to make that happen.
The Tampa Bay Times takes you through a 3-D model of Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, driven by the narratives of those who were there at night.
Two decades out from the first statewide ban on smoking in enclosed workplaces, here's who still smokes.
For decades, Americans spent more money at the grocery store than at eating and drinking establishments.
x Really fun. “Motion capture, procedural animation and dynamic simulations combine to create a milieu of iconic pop dance moves that become an explosion of colorful fur, feathers, particles and more.” Tags: dance, motion capture
Even if there were a statistical model that predicted a mass shooter with 99 percent accuracy, that still leaves a lot of false positives.
If you look at gun death rates for other western countries and adjust for population, the United States is a sore-thumb outlier.
As of May 2016, there were 64,432 licensed firearms dealers and pawnbrokers, which got me wondering how that compares to other businesses.
We keep getting bigger. Watch overweight and obesity rates move up over three decades. Read More
Voter turnout and political leanings for various demographic groups play an important role on the campaign trail.
Geographers Seth Spielman and Alex Singleton used something called “geodemographic classification” to classify small areas based on demographic averages.
Last year I put together a four-week course to provide FlowingData members with guided instruction through a few year’s worth of a la carte visualization tutorials in R.
The Thinking Machine, by Martin Wattenberg and Marek Walczak, shows you the thought process of a computer trying to win at chess.
On average, we use less energy as we age, and so we should eat less. We don’t always adjust soon enough though.
With an animated take on the commute map, Mark Evans shows where people commute to work. The resulting animations are somewhat hypnotic (even my dog seemed to go into a trance watching them leading to minutes of human amusement) but also provide a visual way of quickly seeing the distribution of workers into a given city.
I hear there’s some show called “Game of Thrones” that’s kind of popular these days. Twitter visualized how every episode was discussed, counting the character connections, the emojis used, and the changes over time.