With film fever in full swing, go and check out Silk’s awesome data viz project Women in Film, which tests gender bias in over 5,000 movies released in the last 100 years.
A film can only ‘pass’ if it features at least two named women who talk to each other about something other than a man.
Movies that have failed to meet these criteria, popularly known as the Bechdel test, have included Lord of the Rings, Avatar and The Social Network.
By introducing an interactive tool that enables users to assess by genre and year, Silk's project reveals some pretty shock... →
Terrorist groups continue to dominate the news.
But which have been around the longest? And which are the most deadly?
Data viz agency Periscopic decided to find out as part of a project for the Global Terrorism Database.
The result? A World of Terror, a website visualizing the impact of the world’s most significant terror organisations between 1970 and 2013.
In true data viz fashion, we get a different picture from the one we’re used to seeing. Terror organisations aren't mostly from the Middle East. What emerges is a comparatively longer history ... →