data visualisation

Watch A Single Day On The London Tube In Two Minutes

If you live in a city, you’ve probably experienced stepping onto a crowded train platform and feeling like a fish in a school, with everyone trying to swim the same direction. That’s a pretty accurate image, according to this new visualisation of commuters on the London Tube.


The Chances Of Your Texas Hold'Em Hand Winning, Visualised

The baize rubs against your wrist. A small bead of sweat rolls down your forehead. You ease the corner of your two cards from the table to glimpse at what you’ve been dealt. “How much chance do I have of winning with this,” you think. Well, if you had this neat visualisation, you’d be all set.


Watch Your Music Create A Constantly Changing Landscape

Music visualisers are — how can I put this — quite ’90s. But this one takes an MP3 and renders it into a fly-through of a constantly changing landscape. It’s still quite ’90s, but it’s also weirdly, amazingly compelling.


This Is What Wikipedia Looks Like Imagined As A Galaxy

It may look like some kind of holographic AI, but this is actually Wikipedia’s 100,000 most popular articles in 2014, mapped out as a galaxy.


A Simple Flowchart To Help You Decide If You Should Vaccinate Your Child

Yes, you should. Yes. Very much so, yes. Yup. Indeed you should. Yes. Yep. Affirmative. Do it. Yes. Certainly. Uh-huh. Absolutely. Yes, yes, yes.


Judge The Depth Of Snow By Looking At Passing Dogs 

Overnight, nearly a metre of snow is set to blanket the east coast. Or, if you don’t have a tape measure to gauge the fall, approximately one dog’s worth.


A Year Of Presidential Travel, Mapped

In 2014, US President Obama travelled a bewildering over 188,000 miles (302,557km) — at least according to the best estimates of the Washington Post. This maps shows where he went.


Impressive Image Of Earth Surrounded By Saturn's Rings

I love to see Earth next to other objects, like this comparison of all planets and the sun or this visualisation of all the planets between the Earth and the moon. It helps me comprehend the scale of it all. Actually, it doesn’t. It just doesn’t compute, sorry.


Graphic Clearly Shows Human Pressure On Earth Reaching Critical Level

Using 24 key social, economic, and environmental indicators, our friend Félix Pharand-Deschênes has created a dashboard that shows how human pressure on planet Earth is reaching critical level. Fast. The acceleration shown over the last 60 years is absolutely crazy. Zoom in. Freak out.


This Is What Famous Paintings Look Like As Raw Data

These days, you’re more likely to see the works of great artists on a screen rather than in person. And that raises an interesting question: what are you really looking at?