Words spoken at the RNC/DNC

DNC
DNC

It might be a little late for an election infographic, but I thought this was interesting and helpful in visualizing platforms based on words said. It'd be interesting to compare the word content of candidates vs. the elected candidate in office to see if there is consistency.

RNC
RNC

P.S. See Mike Bostock's other work here. I stumbled upon all this while looking for D3 tutorials.

Every Word in Dictionary Represented as Google Image Search

The artists took an average dictionary and replaced every word (approx21K words) with the first Google Image result for that particular word. Designers Ben West and Felix Heyes explain: “The first (PHP script) takes a text list of dictionary words and downloads each image in sequence. The second script lays them out into columns and outputs a PDF.”

The result is a 1,240-page pic-tionary.

Poop Chart

This is a visualization of the color of my daughter's bowel movements as her diet changed over the first 20 days of life.Dots are watercolor paint on cotton paper approximating color. More about the change in poop color over the first days is here.

poop-chart
poop-chart

Leaflet: Lightweight JS Library for Interactive Maps

leaflet
leaflet

I happened across Leaflet and it looked pretty useful for anyone interested in doing infographics in the future with interactive maps: http://leaflet.cloudmade.com.

From the website: "Leaflet is a modern, lightweight open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. It is developed by CloudMade to form the core of its next generation JavaScript API. Weighing just about 22kb of gzipped JS code, it still has all the features most developers ever need for online maps, while providing a fast, pleasant user experience.

It is built from the ground up to work efficiently and smoothly on both desktop and mobile platforms like iOS and Android, taking advantage of HTML5 and CSS3 on modern browsers. The focus is on usability, performance, small size, A-grade browser support, convention over configuration and an easy-to-use API. The OOP-based code of the library is designed to be modular, extensible and very easy to understand."