2013 Shortlist - Interactive

  • The Startup Universe

    Visually, Accurat, Ben Willers

    The Startup Universe

    Visually, Accurat, Ben Willers

    The Startup Universe displays and explores the relationships between startup companies and their founders and investors (Venture Capitalists) since 1990.

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  • Bloomberg Billionaires Index

    Bloomberg Visual Data

    Bloomberg Billionaires Index

    Bloomberg Visual Data

    The Bloomberg Billionaires Index visualizes a daily ranking of the world’s richest people. The index is a dynamic measure of the top 100 billionaires based on changes in markets, the economy and personal assets.

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  • Here is Today

    Luke Twyman

    Here is Today

    Luke Twyman

    An interactive look at time...

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  • Kepler's Tally of Planets

    Jonathan Corum

    Kepler's Tally of Planets

    Jonathan Corum

    A visualization of the more than 100 confirmed planets discovered by NASA's Kepler mission.

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  • U.S. Gun Deaths

    Periscopic

    U.S. Gun Deaths

    Periscopic

    An examination of the gun killings in the United States.

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  • Listen to Wikipedia

    Stephen LaPorte and Mahmoud Hashemi

    Listen to Wikipedia

    Stephen LaPorte and Mahmoud Hashemi

    Listen to Wikipedia is a visualization and sonification of Wikipedia's live recent changes data. The sounds indicate addition to (bells) or subtraction from (strings) a Wikipedia articles, and the pitch is inversely proportional to the size of the edit (a lower pitch means a bigger edit). Green circles show edits from unregistered contributors, and purple circles mark edits performed by automated bots. A string swell welcomes a new user to the site. There’s something reassuring about knowing that every user makes a noise, every edit has a voice in the roar. Now, let’s go make some noise.

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  • Urban World

    McKinsey Global Institute

    Urban World

    McKinsey Global Institute

    Urban World helps navigate the unprecedented global wave of urbanization. Users can compare GDP, population and household income for more than 2,600 cities worldwide, in 2010 and in one scenario for 2025. They can also track the earth’s shifting economic center of gravity from 1 CE to 2025.

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  • Bahrain: Two Years On

    Ali Almossawi

    Bahrain: Two Years On

    Ali Almossawi

    An interactive visualization that impartially depicts the casualties of the ongoing conflict in Bahrain, abstracted to take the form of a palm tree.

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  • Pain at the Pump

    Bloomberg Visual Data

    Pain at the Pump

    Bloomberg Visual Data

    This gas price ranking visualizes gasoline price data from 61 countries. The information is sorted by average fuel price and by pain at the pump, which measures the percentage of a day's wages that are needed to buy a unit of gas.

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  • BOLIDES - Visualizing meteorites

    Carlo Zapponi

    BOLIDES - Visualizing meteorites

    Carlo Zapponi

    Thousands of meteorites have collided with the Earth since 2500 BC. 45,716 have been recorded. Only 1,107 have been seen falling.
    BOLIDES is an attempt to visualize and explore the meteorites that have collided with the Earth.

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  • The Art market for Dummies

    Jean Abbiateci & Askmedia

    The Art market for Dummies

    Jean Abbiateci & Askmedia

    Art Market for Dummies is an explainer. Everyone knows Picasso or Warhol, but few people know how the art market works. I wanted this explainer be accompanied by comprehensible datavisualisation. I also wanted to tell stories with data, such as the absence of women artists or the China boom.

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  • Beyond 'Soda, Pop, or Coke'

    Joshua Katz

    Beyond 'Soda, Pop, or Coke'

    Joshua Katz

    This series of maps examines regional dialect variation in the continental United States. For each of the 122 questions in the Harvard Dialect Survey, the composite map shows which dialect variant or variants dominate in which regions of the country--e.g., where more people tend to use the term "firefly" and where more would say "lightning bug." The fainter the color, the less one particular variant dominates.

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  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind

    Pitch Interactive

    Out of Sight, Out of Mind

    Pitch Interactive

    A visualization of all documented drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004.

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  • Baseball Analytics, Chartball style

    Andrew Garcia Phillips, Chartball.com

    Baseball Analytics, Chartball style

    Andrew Garcia Phillips, Chartball.com

    What if we could see a baseball player's offensive stats all at once? These are radar charts, but try to think of them as fingerprints of offensive output.

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  • Inequality Is

    Periscopic

    Inequality Is

    Periscopic

    An animated and narrative exploration of the key issues that have created economic inequality in the United States today.

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  • How far is it to Mars?

    David Paliwoda & Jesse Williams

    How far is it to Mars?

    David Paliwoda & Jesse Williams

    Released in April this year, How far is it to Mars? is an Interactive infographic based around one beautifully simple concept: Showing the distance between the Earth and Mars as a long scrolling webpage. It uses CSS and Javascript animation to push the interactive infographic experience towards one much closer to motion infographics and video.

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  • Kindred Britain

    Nicholas Jenkins, Elijah Meeks, Scott Murray

    Kindred Britain

    Nicholas Jenkins, Elijah Meeks, Scott Murray

    Kindred Britain assembles and visualizes records of nearly 30,000 individuals, mainly (but not exclusively) British. Many of them are extremely well-known in the nation’s culture. The database in its entirety spans more than 1,500 years, but the time-period of densest concentration comes in the 19th century. Any person recorded here can be connected to any other person in the network through family relationships of ancestry, descent, siblinghood, marriage or some other type of familial affiliation. In Kindred Britain, family is all. The site is a panorama of engineers and painters, novelists and generals, scientists and merchants, and even a few reprobates, misanthropes and monsters.

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  • Infinite Jukebox

    Paul Lamere

    Infinite Jukebox

    Paul Lamere

    The Infinite Jukebox is a web app and visualization that creates a never-ending and ever-changing version of any song. The app works by using the The Echo Nest music analyzer to decompose a song into individual beats which are then analyzed and matched to other similar sounding beats in the song. This information is used to create a detailed song graph and visualization of paths though similar sounding beats. The visualization is a dynamic chord diagram that shows the beats of the song along the circumference of the circle along with with chords representing the possible paths from each beat to it's similar neighbors.

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  • Every Noise at Once

    glenn mcdonald

    Every Noise at Once

    glenn mcdonald

    Every Noise at Once (everynoise.com) is an algorithmically-generated, audio-annotated, dynamically evolving map of the music genre space. It arrays the 700+ major music genres tracked (so far) by The Echo Nest (the.echonest.com) in a readability-adjusted scatter-plot by the genres' aggregate audio characteristics.
    The X axis moves from dense and atmospheric music on the left to choppier, bouncier, sharper music on the right. The Y axis moves from highly organic and acoustic music at the bottom to highly synthetic and mechanized dance forms at the top. The visual weight of each genre is determined by how actively its songs are currently being played, bought, reviewed and discussed online.

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  • Behind the Banner

    John Battelle, The Office For Creative Research/Jer Thorp

    Behind the Banner

    John Battelle, The Office For Creative Research/Jer Thorp

    The best description of this work is found in a post I wrote here: http://battellemedia.com/archives/2013/05/behind-the-banner-a-visualization-of-the-adtech-ecosystem.php

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  • Metropolitain.io

    Dataveyes

    Metropolitain.io

    Dataveyes

    The ‘metro ‘is a central component in the daily life of millions of Parisians. As a result, the official network map conditions the way commuters perceive time and space, as they tend to select their journeys based on the perceived smallest distance between two points. We felt it was time to offer a different approach, taking advantage of the increasing amount of relevant data available. A new perspective standing on three pillars – distance, time and traffic – would help us reveal a new way of representing commutes and the reality of their accessibility.

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  • Consumer Barometer

    CLEVER°FRANKE

    Consumer Barometer

    CLEVER°FRANKE

    The Consumer Barometer is a global research project Google commenced several years ago, to provide insight into how consumers use online and offline media in their purchase process. Our main goal was to offer an experience in which the user really wants to explore and dive into the Consumer Barometer. At the same time we also wanted the data to be presented as clear as possible. We did this by putting data in meaningful contexts. This provided clear insights that were further enhanced by adding additional information and annotating the data.

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