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A new infographic – please comment

November 2, 2011 by


This is going to be a short post. I recently made an infographic for a client.  It actually started out as a poster for an academic conference, which was why I went with a simple, white/blue/black design, but they wanted a web-compatible format as well.  I have almost no experience with this kind of work, […]

[Repost] Taxonomy vs. iconography in data visualization

October 3, 2011 by


This is a repost from a previous date. During college I worked at the University of Chicago Special Collections, where they keep the old, valuable, and/or particularly noteworthy volumes in the Library’s collection, among other things. It is a very, very cool place (if you are in Chicago, it is definitely a place to see […]

W.E.B. Du Bois, radical visualization, and the transformative power of information

February 28, 2011 by


First of all, I apologize for my brief absence.  I was at Morehouse College presenting a paper (that doesn’t really have anything to do with my blog).  While I was at the airport waiting for my late flight, however, I stumbled on a post over at L. Eckstein’s fantastic blog, All My Eyes.  Her post uncovers a set […]

Flocking behavior, swarm models, and art

February 11, 2011 by


Seems like swarm algorithms and flocking behavior are pretty popular these days.  Visualizations of those algorithms are pretty sparse, though.  Today I ran across the work of some architecture students, Hyun Chang Cho, Jun Ho Cho, and Eun Ki Kang, all involved in some really cool visualizations. Another impressive swarm visualization comes from Samuel Brisette […]