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2022 Special Category: COVID-19 Visualizations
Visualization & Information Design
041/342, From psychedelic rock to minimalism.
041/342 is a visual experience in analysing a psychedelic rock piece. It charts my journey to minimalism.
Every Hindi film song by Lata Mangeshkar, in one graphic
Lata Mangeshkar is Bollywood's most prolific playback singer. In a career spanning 73 years, she recorded at least 5,401 songs. For Lata's 87th birthday, Hindustan Times made an interactive data...
The Day of the Doctor Charted
Interviewed in Doctor Who Magazine in 2016, series showrunner Steven Moffat talked about the difficulties of writing the 50th anniversary special 'The Day of the Doctor' in 2013. He was not only...
Museum. Space of attention
The project is a multimedia version of the research that we made for The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. We analyzed video of more than 100 cameras located in different museum areas...
This is a project that worked on a digital remix of Stephanie Posavec and Giorga Lupi’s acclaimed “Dear Data” project, drawing inspiration from the analog data graphics to develop novel dynamic and...
Is the ending of La La Land hopeful or despairing? Visualizing La La Land's emotional roller coaster using Spotify data
Visualizing La La Land's emotional roller coaster using Spotify data.
David Bowie's 50-year Creative Output at a Glance
As the last songs Bowie recorded are released as part of an album accompanying the Lazarus stage show, we look into the extraordinary breadth and depth of his creative endeavours in music, film and...
Academy Awards for best picture
A look at the 537 Academy Awards nominated for best picture since the award show began.
Interactive Elvis Presley Jukebox
The 'interactive Elvis Presley Jukebox' is a visual analysis of the tempo of close to 400 Elvis Presley songs. Each facial grid is a song. A brighter blue indicates a faster tempo & a lighter...
Eye on the Prize
IN COLLABORATION WITH CJR, a team of Columbia Journalism School students transformed our Pulitzer demographics database into an interactive graphic. This project, part of a graduate course on media...
This is a story about how film plots mirror (or shape) historical events. For example, how early did the film industry portray the AIDS epidemic? Has movie representation of Islam changed with...
All Flights from Dragon Ball Z
Based on the manga by Akira Toriyama, the first episode of Dragon Ball Z aired in Japan on April 26, 1989. Even after more than 25 years, the anime is still extremely popular, with a filler-free...
A Dogs Map
Discover the interactions between 137 dog breeds and the complete genealogy for each of them. In this map, I sketched a lot of dog breeds in flat SVG illustrations, I collected the main...
Dancing In The Dark
Dancing in the Dark provides a visual representation of every ‘10’ awarded on the television show Strictly Come Dancing, since the first show in 2004. The top score has been awarded on 589...
Are Pop Lyrics Getting More Repetitive?
In 1977, the great computer scientist Donald Knuth published a paper called The Complexity of Songs, which is basically one long joke about the repetitive lyrics of newfangled music (example quote:...
The Austen Index
Visualising Jane Austen's people, places and plots: Jane Austen died 200 years ago, but her novels have never been more popular. But what goes into a Jane Austen novel? And what gets left out?
SongSim uses self-similarity matrices to visualize patterns of repetition in text. The cell at position (x, y) is filled in if the xth and yth words of the song are the same. Confused? Check out...
Older people are inclined to accuse younger ones of spending all their time in front of screens. Actually, those in their 60s are as guilty as those in their teens – and the amount of time that all...
Metal Underground: A Transit Guide to the Heavy Music Underworld
Metal Underground imagines the sub-genres of heavy metal and related rock as nodes on a transit map with their relationships to each other traced out by subway, tram, and light rail routes. Route...
Star Trek Duty Roster
Collection of every job that was performed on the USS Enterprise in The Original Series listed by individual episodes. Main characters and the regular extra are shown with unique icons. All others...
The Geographic Divide of Oscar Films
Last year, The New York Times mapped 50 TV shows’ popularity by zip code. Here are similar maps for Oscar-nominated films in 2017.
Love and Happiness in Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina has one of the greatest opening lines in all of literature: "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." This project investigates the connection...
Fast Food Menu of Calories
In my younger days, I used to eat fast food all of the time. So cheap. So delicious. But these days, it’s all about moderation. My metabolism no longer supports the same amount of fried food. The...
The Colours of Vincent van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh is remembered as one of the greatest painters of all time, and has created numerous works. The objective of this visualisation was to create something beautiful, with less emphasis...
Stats of the Furious
While experiencing the beloved "Fast and the Furious" films, one might ask: How fast? How furious? A scrappy team of Bloomberg designers and reporters meticulously analyzed the first seven movies...
The Infinite Drum Machine
The Infinite Drum Machine can create beats using sounds from the everyday world. Thanks to the Philharmonica Orchestra, London, for contributing some sounds to this project.
Where does Celadon pottery come from?----A chart of the ancient Long Quan kiln's making process.
My hometown LongQuan is rich in celadon; a type of traditional glazed pottery. I want to reproduce the process of making LongQuan celadon in its historical heyday, including all the techniques of...
The Story Of Film
This visualization attempts to tell the story of film. An epic journey of innovation across 14 decades, 137 countries, and 4,070,420 films.
Hip-Hop Is Turning On Donald Trump
We looked through decades of rap lyrics and categorized every mention of Donald Trump and other presidential candidates, and presented the results with graphics, sound and an interactive database.
Shakespeare: A Data Visualization
How much, and how often do characters speak in nine famous Shakespeare plays?