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Mapping the Immigration and Emigration Patterns of New Yorkers

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Mapping the Immigration and Emigration Patterns of New Yorkers: “

Map Your Moves [] represents more than 4,000 geographical immigration and emigration patterns from over 1,700 people in a beautiful, interactive interface. The data was collected during an informal survey by WNYC, a New York based public radio station.

Each circle corresponds to a unique zip code area in New York. Its size indicates the number of moves to, or from, the area. Each circle actually consists of 2 overlaid circles: a red one for people moving out of a specific area, and a blue one for people moving into the area. Individual circles can be selected to inspect just the moves to or from this area. Clusters can be chosen by dragging a radial selection bubble around any group of circles.


(Via information aesthetics.)


Written by bigoptics

settembre 13, 2010 at 7:51 am

Pubblicato su InfoViz, mapping, Socio-Political

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Understanding Shakespeare: The Visual Form of Text and Language

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Understanding Shakespeare: The Visual Form of Text and Language: “

Understanding Shakespeare [] visualizes entire plays by Shakespeare in 5 different ways, by showing its entire texts translated as a collection of the most frequently used words for each character.

In the first data view, a scene is represented by a block of text and scaled relatively according to its number of words. Characters are ordered by appearance from left to right throughout the play. In addition, the major character’s speeches are highlighted to illustrate their amounts of spoken words as compared to the rest of the play. In the ‘You, Me and Them’ view, the role of each character is highlighted by grouping all statements starting with a personal pronoun (e.g. I, you, me, them, …). In the ‘Shakespeare Googled’ view, famous quotes from a play are compared with the number of results the text returns on Google. In the ‘Enter Exit’ view focuses solely on the action on stage by representing the stage directions found within the written drama, such as when individual characters enter or exit the stage, sing, sleep or die.

(Via information aesthetics.)

Written by bigoptics

settembre 13, 2010 at 7:49 am

Pubblicato su InfoViz, semantic, Textual