Beautiful data continued

I woke up in the middle of a peaceful sleep last night only to begin fret­ting about the fact that I com­pletely under­sold Isabel Merielles’ show in yesterday’s post. Remember when I said the posters she chose were beau­tiful? Well why the heck wouldn’t I want to share them with you?! Very sorry. Here you go.

First off, an image of the space:


This first visu­al­iza­tion is by Jan Willem Tulp of the Nether­lands. It rep­re­sents housing data from the 2010 census. Outer cir­cles show the total number of homes in a county; inner cir­cles show the total number of vacant homes in that same county.


Next up is by Justin Matejka, Tovi Grossman, and George Fitz­mau­rice from Autodesk Research in Canada, which focuses on the visu­al­iza­tion of cita­tions between research papers.


This one is my favorite. Cre­ated by Pedro Cruz, Penousal Machado, and João Bicker of the City­Mo­tion Project in Por­tugal, it describes traffic in Lisbon over a twenty four hour period, with traffic jams rep­re­sented almost as blood clots.


Wesley Grubbs of Pitch Inter­ac­tive made this guy, which con­nects gov­ern­ment spending across var­ious agen­cies to media cov­erage of those agen­cies. For example, the pro­por­tion of money spent on defense is not matched by the media cov­erage.


And finally, since everyone loves a good car­togram, here’s our own Alan Mis­love with a video of mood vari­a­tions throughout a single day as expressed over twitter:

This is not all of the projects though, visit the rest of them here. They are all delightful.