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Familiarity vs. Discovery in Spotify Listening
At Spotify, we're interested in observing users’ behavior and inferring what that means about their relationship to music. This experimental project visualizes several months' worth of listening...
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...
Color palettes of the New Yorker
An analysis of the top colors used in the illustration on every issue’s cover since its debut in 1925.
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...
The most popular of them all: a look at fanfiction's favorite ships
There are many aspects to the Harry Potter franchise: books, movies, a new play, studio tours and theme parks. But when it comes to gauging fan reaction, there’s probably no better place than...
This is a visualization and auralization of real-time global tweets mentioning 'Music'. People around the world love music, love to listen to music, and love to discuss music. What does it sound...
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...
You are what you stream
Created for a Cannes Lions panel—where Adam Bly, Spotify's VP Data, interviewed burlesque performer Dita Von Teese—this visualization shows how your music streaming habits offer a window into who...
"Mapping Dada" is a piece that uses the Wikipedia link structure, combined with a modified version of Google's 'PageRank' equation, to track the movement of Dada through history.
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...
Spotify's Biggest One Hit Wonders
Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky" has been played over 68,000,000 times, and makes up 99.5% of plays from his top 5 songs on Spotify.
Marital Status by Age
Separately, we looked at marrying age, divorce rates, and those who never married. Now let’s look at marital status all together, with the addition of the widowed status. As you switch between...
Did people listen to Baz Luhrmann?
Driving to work recently I heard Baz Luhrmann's infamous 'Everybody's free to wear sunscreen'. Great song, big hit in the UK, but it got me thinking - did anybody listen to him?
My media usage
I analyzed and visualized the time I spent on using media, like Facebook, emails, etc.
The Overseas Delivery of "The Infinite Challenge"
In this period of overseas planning, the members of "The Infinite Challenge" received applications from all over the world , and some of them are selected for distribution. This process diagram is...
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...
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...
When You Wish Upon a Star
This piece uses musical notation to visualize songs in Disney animated feature films. It depicts when songs occur, how many times they occur and who they are sung by. From this, one can see...
La La Land has tied Titanic and All About Eve as the most nominated films in Academy Awards history.
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 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...
Alt Music History
It started with The Sex Pistols. Specifically, with The Sex Pistols’ June 4, 1976 show at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England. The concert now ranks as one of the most influential...
Let's talk Trilogies
Analysis of 36 trilogies for IMDB rating and domestic box office gross figures in the US. This visualisation looks at the progression of these numbers throughout the series, and identifies patterns.
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...
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...
Creation of a Thangka
Thangka is the unique fabric-painting art of Tibet, and few modern people know the origins and production processes of Thangka. I used the form of the temple city to explain the production process...
How People Like You Spend Their Time
The American Time Use Survey is an ongoing program from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that asks thousands of people, as you might guess, what they did during the last 24 hours. Using the data...
Mapping America’s Taste in Oscar Films
How does America watch movies? Do coastal audiences prefer action films? Do movie-goers in the south opt for films that mirror their experiences? We’ve mapped US movie tastes for this year’s Oscars...
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.
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.