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Surfing in Italy - a visual guide
This visualization shows 335 surfing spots on the Italian coastline, flattened, divided by regions and seas that flow through them. Of the 30 best voted spots on magicseaweed.com, we analyzed the...
The longest running study on wild elephants
The scientists at the Amboseli Trust for Elephant have studied the same population of elephants since 1972. They know most individuals by name, as well as their genealogy. We built this...
Stolen Memory (Memoria Robada) is a multimedia, data-driven investigation about the cultural heritage trafficking in the country. This investigation was part of a transnational project in five...
Tracking Energy Demands
Working with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) we designed and produced a highly accessible, interactive data tool that allows users to explore how US energy usage and production has changed...
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:...
Over the last few hundred years, maps have divided territory into political administrative units (countries, states, etc.). Newer spatial realities, however, are driven by the flow or inhibition of...
Medieval fantasy city generator
This application generates a random medieval city layout of a requested size. The generation method is rather arbitrary, the goal is to produce a nice looking map, not an accurate model of a city....
The Emoji States of America
This visualization is a modified version of Chernoff Faces, a technique that maps multiple statistical values to the features of a face. Because it's 2017, we expanded on the technique and made...
Which skills are most in demand where you live?
Skills most in demand according to LinkedIn: 2014 & 2015
Curative Design is a set of 20 infographics designed for medical students. Our goal was to make beautiful, accurate posters that could be used as both a decoration and a study guide for the US...
With the development of science and technology, people in the future will be able to set up a lunar orbiting laboratory, and use the moon as a foothold for more distant planets. Flying to the moon...
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...
The world's top cities for people and planet
Today’s cities are finding it hard to be both livable and economically strong. Not one has truly balanced people, profit, and the planet, according to a new report on an index that ranks cities by...
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?
Siria: Danni Collaterali (Syria: Collateral Damage)
Siria: Danni Collaterali (Syria: Collateral Damages) is a visual journalism project which sheds a light on the destruction of historical heritage during the Syrian civil war. Text insights and maps...
Sustainable Development Goals
These dashboards present data from the World Development Indicators (WDI) that help to monitor the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but they are not always the official indicators for SDG...
A show of force
North Korea’s military parades are an impressive sight. They can also give away important information about the regime’s capabilities and ambitions. Here we deconstruct all of Kim Jong Un’s major...
A month of breaking news alerts, visualized
But there’s another factor that probably plays into how deluged we seem to be with news: Every time something happens, major or minor, our phones vibrate with an update — often from multiple...
Evolving perceptions in the American healthcare landscape
With Americans considering healthcare to be one the biggest issues facing the country, Lightspeed Health conducted an exclusive survey of doctors and healthcare consumers to understand their...
Tracking smartphone wi-fi signals reveals curious journeys on the London Underground
Our transport system generates huge amounts of data. For instance, on a typical weekday, we collect 19 million smartcard ticketing transactions that offer a valuable insight into the number of...
Eurozones - The Brexit Landscape
The Eurozone? The European Economic Area? The European Free-Trade Area? The European Customs Union? Whaaat? A graphic that hopefully clarifies the complex structure of the European Union and the...
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...
How are you today?
Everyday, our readers can tell us how they feel, right on our homepage. They can say whether they’re in a good mood or a bad one, and provide more detail by entering a single adjective. The...
People, Language & Identity
Seven things to know about climate change
It's not a hoax, a myth, or a conspiracy among scienctists. As we argue about the path we take, let's recall the facts that compel the journey.
Donald Trump’s rise from joke candidate to Commander in Chief was extraordinary. As Delayed Gratification is a Slow Journalism magazine, which reports on events at least three months after they’ve...
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.
The Topography of Trees
Standard solid-color blob maps of individual tree species show where a particular tree might be found; this is why they’re useful in field guides. But in order to show the higher-level patterns of...
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...
Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship: A Data Exploration
An exploration of indicators from the World Bank’s TCData360 portal, which tells a story about influential factors on innovation and entrepreneurship. This interactive demo was co-created by...
2016 US Campaign Expenses
How did candidates spend their money in the 2016 US Election cycle? Data from the FEC