visualization

This Beautiful Galaxy Is Actually A Stunning Visualisation Of Wikipedia

Here’s a way to explore Wikipedia that’s unlike any other you’ve done before: as its own galaxy. Created by Owen Cornec, each star in the galaxy is a different Wikipedia article and a cluster of stars together would be related Wikipedia articles. It’s like taking the idea of exploring space to the expansive rabbit hole that’s Wikipedia.


The Real Reason So Many States Are Legalizing Cannabis In One Chart

With more and more states legalizing cannabis — though, sadly, not always the good stuff — have you ever wondered what might be motivating them? Money, duh.


The Great Public Holiday Exodus, Visualised Using Mobile Phone Data

In France, they know how to relax: On public holidays, virtually all city dwellers flee the urban environment to hit the beach and countryside. And this analysis of mobile phone location shows that in quantified, data-driven form.


100 Years Of Movie References Visualised

Ever wondered if Star Wars and Orgazmo were linked? Or whether E.T. and Dogma were connected? Well ponder no longer, because that’s exactly what Culturegraphy does


This Bastard Kills More Humans Than All The Deadliest Animals Combined

This little bastard is the deadliest animal in the world, with an estimated 750,000 human deaths every year. According to this great visualisation posted by Bill Gates, mosquitoes kill 163,780 more humans than all the other “dangerous” animals combined, including sharks, snakes and humans — the second deadliest animal.


How To Lie With Data Visualisation

Data visualisation is one of the most important tools we have to analyse data. But it’s just as easy to mislead as it is to educate using charts and graphs. In this article we’ll take a look at three of the most common ways in which visualisations can be misleading.


The Million Dollar Homepage Still Exists, But A Fifth Of It Is Dead

Remember the Million Dollar Homepage? Eight years later, it’s still alive, but as with all things internet, it’s not quite as healthy as it once was. In fact, 22 per cent of the links it contains are now dead.


This Was The First Modern Organisation Chart

The words ‘organisation chart’ are usually enough to make anyone’s eyes glaze over — but this, the first modern example of such a visualisation, is actually incredibly pretty.


Watch How Scary Fast An Epidemic Would Spread Disease Across The World

If you want to put on a surgical mask, rubber gloves, goggles, ear muffs and trap yourself in a plastic bubble after watching this terrifying video of how fast an epidemic would spread across the world, well, I’d totally understand. Because it’s crazy fast. Using the world’s air transportation network, theoretical physicists have created a model showing how a disease originating from one city can taint the entire world.


How All Of Reddit's Communities Overlap, Visualised

Reddit may the front page of the internet, but it’s also home to all manner of weird and wonderful niche interest groups. This visualisation reveals how they all relate to each other.