Wouldn’t it be great if we could see the whole US economy – and its environmental and human health impacts – all at once? Enter Economy Map, a visual exploration of where and how we create demand, across all 480 sectors of a complex, interlinked economy.
For all its well-deserved prominence, the Human Development Index, a composite of other indexes, has never been an easy number to grasp. Putting form to function, the MIT Media Lab offers a visual solution, where clarity meets nuance in the familiar guise of a tree.
The information aesthete sat down with us to discuss "Gödel, Escher, Bach," getting physical with data viz, and the excitement of doing design "the wrong way."
A full hour before the formal announcement of Bin-Laden’s death, Keith Urbahn posted his speculation to Twitter. Little did he know that this Tweet would trigger an avalanche of reactions, Retweets and conversations — all visualized here, in infinitely zoomable splendor.
In a republic where political dissent has long been quashed, new voters were young, disenchanted, and digitally connected. This dashboard gives us a fascinating slipstream of election memes visualized in real-time.
The cancer question — how genes and environment interact to make cells go malignant — continues to perplex the best of us. With its vast database, this visualization engine looks for answers in patterns of disease across the US.