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Analyzing Presidential Candidate’s Body Language

Analyzing Presidential Candidate’s Body Language Analyzing Presidential Candidate’s Body Language

The New York Times recently examined the body language of the US presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Read more

Review of the opendata.ch 2011 Conference

Review of the opendata.ch 2011 Conference Review of the opendata.ch 2011 Conference

On June 24th 2011, the opendata.ch 2011 Conference took place at the Swiss Federal Archives in Berne. Over 150 people from politics, journalism, science and technology gathered to hear about and discuss Switzerland's future on the Open Government Data front. Read more

Ghost Counties

Ghost Counties Ghost Counties

Jan Willem Tulp, a freelance information visualizer based in The Netherlands has recently published his submission for the Eyeo data visualization challenge by Visualizing.org that analyzes the numbers of homes in proportion to the population in the USA. Read more

Wikileaks US Embassy Cables

Wikileaks US Embassy Cables Wikileaks US Embassy Cables

Wikileaks began on Sunday November 28th publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. Here's how media outlets strive to make the data more accessible than its original form. Read more

A Visual History of the American Presidency

A Visual History of the American Presidency A Visual History of the American Presidency

The Visual History of the American Presidency is a new poster by Nathaniel Pearlman of Timeplots, displaying the progress and development of the U.S. executive over time. Read more

Google Public Data Explorer

Google Public Data Explorer Google Public Data Explorer

On its trail to organize the world’s information, Google has just added a new experimental product to their Lab. The Public Data Explorer makes “large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate”. It is designed to help people comprehend data and statistics through rich visualizations. Read more

Most Important Risks 2010? WEF Knows It.

Most Important Risks 2010? WEF Knows It. Most Important Risks 2010? WEF Knows It.

The Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland will take place this weekend from January 27th to 31st. To examine some of the most important topics in advance the WEF website hosts the interactive application Risks Interconnection Map 2010. The RIM 2010 is a network visualization weighting the most important global risks and their connections. Read more

Searchable World Government Data

Searchable World Government Data Searchable World Government Data

Governments around the globe are opening up their data vaults – allowing people to check out the numbers for themselves. Now The Guardian has created one single interface to rule them all. Read more

USA and China Leading in Carbon Emissions

USA and China Leading in Carbon Emissions USA and China Leading in Carbon Emissions

Simon Rogers from the Guardian Data Blog takes a look at the latest (2007) figures about carbon emissions per country. China seems to take over the lead followed by the USA. Read more

Congress Tweets

Congress Tweets Congress Tweets

Congress Tweets is a project by Andrea Bradshaw and Laura Simpson at the collaboration studio "Data Visualization As Generative Narrative" at Parsons University. They examine possible correlations between activity on Twitter and political activity in general. Read more

Students’ Insurrection Visualized

Students’ Insurrection Visualized

Walter Rafelsberger has created an interesting and playful Twitter visualization over at Metaportal der Medienpolemik. He combined a timelined visualization with spring-like animation of related Tweets. The overall visual design may be rather bare-bones but the animation creates a hypnotizing effect. Read more

Interactive Table about Jobs Outlook

Interactive Table about Jobs Outlook

A new interactive application from the Wall Street Journal provides an historical view into the national unemployment rate since 1948. Provided with data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics the application does a nice job in immediate insight. Read more

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