Articles

R.I.P. Mandelbrot

R.I.P. Mandelbrot

October 17, 2010

Benoît Mandelbrot – brilliant mathematician, premier visualizer of his namesake Set, and inspiration to untold budding scientists – has left us for the great research center in the sky. He will be missed.

Kite Photos In Paradise

Kite Photos In Paradise

October 15, 2010

If you like piña coladas and gettin’ caught in the rain, hop aboard the good ship Google Maps and set sail for the tropics – with the Tahina Expedition’s kite aerial photography of Panama’s BBQ Island!

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Somewhere Over The Crayon-Bow

Somewhere Over The Crayon-Bow

October 14, 2010

Back in January, as the story goes, my pseudonymous buddy Velociraptor rolled Wikipedia’s list of Crayola colors into a visual crayon chronology.

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Straight And/Or Gay

Straight And/Or Gay

October 12, 2010

Once again, OkCupid hits sociological paydirt – this time, by mining their 3.5-million-strong userbase to explore the nooks and crannies of sexual orientation.

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Rank The Candidates

Rank The Candidates

October 11, 2010

Do you love to vote – but dread trying to decode that pesky voter information pamplet? Rest easy, Oh Dutiful Citizen, because it’s VoteEasy to the rescue! Hustle on over to voteeasy.org, type in your Zip code, answer a few questions, and voilà:

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Braaains…

Braaains…

October 8, 2010

Whoa Nellie!  By pure happenstance, my last four articles have talked exclusively about social networking and cell phones. All that virtual stuff’s fine and dandy, but now, let’s step back onto solid ground with Olly Moss’s classic diagram of The Food Chain:

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Who’s Suing Whom?

Who’s Suing Whom?

October 7, 2010

David McCandless started with two infographics that were too soft, added some hard research, and designed this telecom biz “Who’s Suing Whom” chart that’s just right:

Community Territory

Community Territory

October 6, 2010

In trademark high geek-art style, XKCD illustrates the lay of the social Web land – from the blogsphere’s “Bay Of Flame” to Facebook’s “Plains Of Awkwardly Public Family Interactions” – in its 2010 Map Of Online Communities:

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