14 Apr 2015

Visualizing the Gender Gap

Ready for an interactive chart party? Australian Ri Liu created “Close the Gap,” which mined United Nations’ data from the Human Development report. [Note: How sci-fi-alien-sounding is that report title?! Intergalactic incubators.] You can vary data on global gender gaps (by country) in categories such as labor force participation, secondary education, income level

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10 Jan 2015

Understanding Segregation

This is certainly among the most intriguing translations of a social issue I’ve seen in recent memory. Vi Hart and Nicky Case created the “Parable of the Polygon,” which shows how very minor decisions stemming from an individual’s desire to be among similar people leads to de facto forms of segregation. They do

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17 Dec 2012

Visual Budget

  With a combination of motion graphics and interactive charts, this work-in-progress project of Neil Halloran perfectly dissects the US federal budget in a way that will (hopefully) cut through unnecessary bickering at family gatherings. It’s in BETA so you’ll need to sign up for an entry code, but it’s

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