At a time when photographs of the fallen are being suppressed, data-viz journalism is emerging as a new medium for visualizing the costs of war. To witness: this sobering graphic, based on the WikiLeaks Iraq Logs.
In February, Google issued a challenge to its users: “Can you make tax data exciting?” Here is the winning visualization, a cunning mix of text, charts, and interactive elements that — believe it or not — also create a narrative arc.
We are an increasingly urban species, with more than half of humanity living in urban hubs. Ranking the world's 590 most-populous cities, this psychedelic stack flow packs history, geography, and population into a single digital square.
It's that time of year, when high school seniors nationwide anxiously await college admissions news. This visualization, comparing costs of tuition with college rankings, puts the lie to the common assumption that you pay for what you get.
Every year, we all slog through IRS returns. But what slew of factors determines just how much Uncle Sam keeps? This interactive graphic sheds light on the perennially cryptic question.
Nearly 10 years into the Afghanistan war, radical groups are again gaining traction, and sustainable peace is nowhere in sight. Should Allied troops stay or go? This visualization offers a brilliant map of future scenarios.
Welcome to this week's Visualizing Q&A. From Nagoya, Japan, we bring you the statistics cruncher, Isao Matsunami.