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The Magic is Everywhere
Patterns in Fantasy book titles Fantasy books are a wonderful genre within literature. With their brick sized formats and series spanning a dozen books or more, many amazing worlds, very different...
Artwork for Il Corriere della Sera - La Lettura. The artwork shows alcohol by volume, bitterness, color and source of more than 100 styles of beer.
Disney's Rise to the Top of the Domestic Box Office
Analysis of Box Office trends, by Distributor, from 2011-2016. Reveals the rise of Disney and how the Star Wars and Marvel franchises helped them rise to the top of domestic box office ratings in...
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...
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.
BBC One series Sherlock pictures a contemporary version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective stories. But how different is it from the original narrative? We dissect every episode of the hit show...
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...
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...
The Tallest Statues in the World
Only self-supporting statues are profiled in this graphic. Statues carved on rocks and mountains or those under construction are not included. You may want to try resizing the browser window
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...
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...
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...
An Ocean of Noise
Exploration of 16 months of Spotify Top 200 streaming data, what it can show us about the useful life of popular music in a streaming context, and avenues for future exploration as more data is...
Wagner's Bayreuther Opera Festival
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) asked me to create visualizations for a multiple-paged special on the Bayreuther Festspiele, an opera festival founded by Wagner. The graphs show some...
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.
La La Land has tied Titanic and All About Eve as the most nominated films in Academy Awards history.
Iconic Movie Weapons
I visual guide to some of the most famous and memorable weapons in cinematic history.
Sentiment of Romantic Movies
Are romantic movies always composed of happiness? Feelings are hard to be measurable on screen, but can we “watch” movie from unorthodox perspectives? This project is to visualize the sentiment in...
Discussions in The Hobbit
I wanted to explore the discussions in The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Only those words the characters say aloud are visualised. The visualisation shows the amount of discussion in each chapter as...
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...
Star Wars in One Chart
The Galactic Civil War — recently retold in the military history called Star Wars1 — pitted the Imperial Navy, one of the most sophisticated fighting forces in history, against the ragtag Rebel...
Impact of the Oscars nominations
How big a deal is an Oscar nomination? Most movies make the majority of their profits in the first few weeks after release. A nomination for the Oscars could change this dynamic dramatically,...
The Spells of Harry Potter
This pop culture visualization explores all spells used in the 7 Harry Potter books. Hovering over a spell reveals the spell's context and other details.
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...
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:...
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...
When a story is well-written, you can become so immersed while reading that it becomes your world. All your surroundings disappear and all that remains are the words on the page guiding you through...
A Data Driven Exploration of Kung Fu Films
Recently, I’ve been a bit caught up in old Kung Fu movies. Shorting any technical explorations, I have instead been diving head-first into any and all Netflix accessible martial arts masterpieces...
Free Willy and Flipper by the Numbers
The past, present, and future of captive whales and dolphins according to data and pop culture.
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...