"Duck Dynasty" vs. "Modern Family" - series of 50 maps showing how the US's cultural bubbles are just as divided as the political bubbles. Attempts to connect cultural preferences with political ones.
A great interactive NYTimes/Kevin Quealy Visualization. NYTimes Link
One Race, Every Medalist Ever. Usain Bolt's 9.63 set an Olympic record in the 100. So how far ahead of every Olympic medalist is he? The New York Times examines modern Olympic results in the context of 116 years of the Games.
"Rich men are marrying rich women, creating doubly rich households for them and their children. And the poor are staying poor and alone." http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/06/marriage-is-for-rich-people/?hp
How long does it take to steal a bike? What neighborhoods are better/worse for stealing bikes? How many people witness the theft without intervening?
Here's a cool and quite effective infographic on the republican nominees. Again, its the NYTimes data viz department doing a great job. Check it out here (no clever images to go along with it, unfortunately).
March 13, 10a Raisler Lounge Towne Building, 2nd floor
I went looking for what people had already done in the realm of 'mapping happiness," and came across the NYTimes own project. It's a fairly literal representation of the data they are provided with, but its interesting nonetheless.
As per the shorter Viegas and Wattenberg article from today's discussion, here's a link to the New York Times infographic on charting unemployment from 2007-2009 for "people like you". The infographic allows the user to highlight specific cohorts to help identify which demographic group is most like them. The graph also changes in real time to reflect the inputs.